Yes, MMOW is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations to MMOW are deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS code. Tax receipts are provided for donors.
Home Delivered Meals
MMOW organizes volunteers to deliver hot lunches and personal visits to homes of frail, chronically ill, isolated, or disabled individuals regardless of age or financial circumstances. Meals are generally provided on an on-going basis; however, MMOW can provide short-term assistance during recovery or rehabilitation.
Senior Center Luncheons
Wholesome food, lively conversation, dominoes, cards, and bingo make MMOW’s luncheons a “not-to-be-missed” special occasion regardless of whether the participants are lifelong residents or new to the community. MMOW whole-heartedly welcomes any senior who needs a meal or fellowship. Reservations are not required at most centers.
Stockings for Seniors
MMOW’s “Stocking Tree” provides personal wrapped gifts for home meal recipients during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. MMOW engages the community to create special memories and ensure that no homebound senior is forgotten during the holidays.
Since 2002, MMOW has partnered with Metroport Rotary Club which purchases and assembles shelf-stable winter meals for delivery in November so that homebound participants have readily available food in case inclement weather prevents regular delivery.
Staples for Seniors
Volunteers deliver special bags of food and household supplies to homebound participants. These non-perishable items are provided as a bonus to supplement hot, home-delivered meals throughout the year to ensure that there is always something nutritious readily available.
MMOW’s collaboration with Southlake Teen Court provides Ensure and Boost nutritional supplements to MMOW. Supplements are available to participants at no cost.
Designated excess food from Food Harvest partner restaurants is frozen and donated to MMOW for distribution to participants. MMOW utilizes the food as bonus meals for individual participants, or when quantities permit, to supplement the menu for senior center meals.
MMOW’s Pet Patrol collaboration with Don’t Forget to Feed Me helps participants take better care of their pets by providing good nutrition and assisting with veterinary care costs. Research has proven that pet companionship improves the quality of life for someone who is older and alone.
MMOW’s home delivered meals program began in 1980; senior center luncheons began in 1981.
Metroport describes the area between DFW Airport and Alliance Airport. MMOW provides services that extend from DFW Airport west to Boyd in Wise County, south of the City of Denton and north of North Loop 820 in Fort Worth.
MMOW serves home-delivered meals in three counties.
- Bedford, Colleyville, Euless, Grapevine, Haslet, Hurst, Keller, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Southlake, Watauga, and Westlake.
- Argyle, Bartonville, Flower Mound, Highland Village, Justin, Northlake, Roanoke, and Trophy Club.
- Aurora, Boyd, Newark, and Rhome.
You Can Help By Volunteering
Volunteers’ warm hearts and helping hands are the glue that holds MMOW programs together. Whether delivering meals, assisting at senior centers, working in our resale boutique, or helping with special events and fundraisers, it is our volunteers’ gift of sharing their time and hearts that makes it possible for MMOW to support our participants’ independence with dignity. Along the way, smiles, hugs, and lasting friendships brighten everyone’s path.
Home-delivered meals – MMOW drivers are the friendly faces that bring good cheer and bright smiles as they well as hot lunch meals Monday through Friday. Meals are prepared by local food partners and picked up at that location. It takes about 1½ hours to deliver the meals for one day. Drivers are usually scheduled to deliver meals once a month, or more frequently if they wish.
Senior Center luncheons – MMOW’s luncheons are special events for our seniors and our luncheon volunteers are MMOW ‘s special hostesses. Volunteers assist with activities, games, and food service. Luncheon days and frequency vary from center to center. Volunteers can schedule as time allows.
Sadie’s Upscale Consignment & Resale – If you love fashion and home décor, Sadie’s is the place for you! Volunteers assist in all areas of MMOW’s resale shop Monday through Saturday. Shifts can are flexible to individual availability between 10:00 a.m. and 6 p.m. Volunteers may schedule on a weekly or monthly schedule as time allows.
For more information on volunteering at Metroport Meals On Wheels, please contact Annette Blount at 817-491-8534, or send an email by clicking on the button below. You can download our Volunteer Manual and Volunteer Application.
*** New volunteers receive orientation and training before being assigned to a volunteer group. Criminal background checks are required and references are checked on all volunteers.