Since 1980, MMOW has used the phrase “neighbors helping neighbors” to describe the way we serve our participants. Being a good neighbor is the heart of our culture. It means recognizing, respecting and responding to the individuality of our participants and our communities.
There’s no “one size fits all” approach for MMOW. We are committed to providing programs that have a solid community basis and to ensuring that each of our participants is treated like a treasured neighbor. MMOW’s partnerships with the communities we serve, our food partners, and community volunteers enhance the quality of life for everyone.
Receiving meals has really changed my life. I wasn’t doing too well before and was a little depressed. The hot meal, smiles, and hugs I get every day have made a big difference and helped me so much!Ms. Shirley
We are deeply grateful to all those who deliver meals to us. Each one greets us with a cheerful smile and brightens the dayMr. Elwood and Ms. Marge
I wouldn’t trade the food or volunteers for anything! They are like family to me.Ms. Fay
MMOW serves home-delivered noon meals Monday-Friday in three counties.
More than a meal: Most MMOW home-delivery participants are home bound. For many, the visit from a MMOW driver may be the only interaction they have with another person in a day. Receiving meals reduces isolation in addition to hunger. Also, family members that are too far away or work during the day have reported that they have peace of mind that a volunteer is checking in on their loved ones when they are unable.
Cost: The average cost of MMOW’s home-delivered meal is approximately $7.00 which includes administrative costs that are fully covered by MMOW. MMOW provides a wholesome, balanced meal. Home-delivery participants who are able to pay for meals are billed only for the actual cost of the prepared food, never the administrative costs. Individual arrangements are available for participants who are able to pay for a portion of the meal cost and for those who are unable to assist with the meal cost. To apply for meals, or for more information, please call Andrea Burris, 817-491-8534.
Participants are never denied home-delivery meals because they are unable to pay for them.
Thank You To Our Home Delivery Food Partners:
- Argyle, Bartonville
- North Richland Hills
- Trophy Club
- Wise County
- Snooty Pig
- Texas Health Harris Methodist HEB Hospital
- Mama’s Daughters’ Diner
- Mom’s Cafe
- Golden Corral
- Marriott Solana
- Central Market
- Mel’s Place
When relocating here, my Mother worried, ‘How will I ever meet anyone? I don’t know anyone!’ and ‘What will I do with myself?’ Then she started going to the Senior Center, and from that came friends, information on local things, and connections in the community. Friendships were developed there that remain even today. Mother had her 80th birthday the year after she moved here and guess who we invited along with family and friends? Yes, some of the MMOW staff, the MMOW Senior Center Coordinator and of course, the wonderful friends that Mom had made there. - Ms. Lura’s daughter
MMOW invites active seniors to any or all of our community luncheons each week. Activities begin at 10:00 a.m. with coffee, snacks, dominoes, and card games. Bingo is scheduled at least once a month in each center. Lively conversation is always available.
MMOW’s senior center luncheons offer wholesome, balanced menus that vary from center to center. Although senior center meals do not provide strict medical diets, meals are usually served buffet style which enables participants to choose from the selections that best fit their dietary needs.
Senior Center Meals Criteria
Senior Center luncheons are provided for active adults age 55 or over. All seniors are invited to attend any of the luncheons regardless of their city of residence. Seniors utilizing ambulatory aids are welcome. Personal care is not available.
Senior Center Food Partners
- Bosses Pizza
- Boston Market
- Chasin’ Tail BBQ
- Chicken Express
- Cotton Patch
- Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
- Domino’s Pizza
- East Ocean
- Enzo’s NY Pizzeria
- FNG Eats
- Golden Corral
- Joe’s Pasta & Pizza
- Mama’s Daughter’s Diner
- Margarita’s Mexican
- Market Street
- Minyard Food Stores
- Mom’s Café
- Mr. Jim’s Pizza
- Panda Express
- Pei Wei
- Peter’s Pizza
- Pizza Hut
- Old Town Market
- Rockfish Grill
- Rosa’s Café
- Snooty Pig
- Swirl Bakery
- The Feedstore BBQ
- Tyler Brown Catering
- Village Grill
To all of you who are connected in any way to [Metroport] Meals [On Wheels], I thank you for the wonderful food. I can use each item. Even little Skeeter loved her ‘Bonz’. We both thank you so much. - Ms. LaVerne
Staples for Seniors delivers special bags of food and household supplies to seniors’ doors every month. These shelf-stable breakfast and dinner meals supplement the hot, home-delivered meals and ensure that something good to eat is always readily available. This program gives a major boost to seniors’ budgets, freeing up money that would normally be spent on groceries to provide for medication, transportation, utilities, and other essentials.
In early winter, MMOW delivers a special package of shelf-stable meals provided by Metroport Rotary Club so that our participants have several meals in the pantry if bad weather makes the roads unsafe for daily deliveries. Staples for Seniors resonates with our community and has inspired individuals and groups to conduct food drives for MMOW’s participants. For more information about conducting a food drive for MMOW, please call 817-491-8534.
STAPLES FOR SENIORS WISH LIST
- Single serving entrées (cans or microwave containers)
- Beef stew
- Pasta meals
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Chicken and Dumplings
- Chicken and Rice
- Hearty, meaty soups (any flavor) – regular or ‘lite’
- Tuna, chicken, or roast beef (single serving cans, foil pouches, or individual cups)
- Spam—low sodium
- Vienna Sausages
- Small jars of creamy peanut butter
- Plastic jars of seedless jelly, jam, preserves, or honey (regular, sugar-free, or fruit only)
- Instant oatmeal (regular or sugar-free)
- Vegetables and fruit (single serving cans or cups)
- Carrots, Spinach, Peas, Green Beans, Peaches Pears, Mangos, Mandarin Oranges, Apple Sauce, Pineapple
- Pudding cups
- Kellogg’s Nutri-grain Cereal Bars, or other soft granola bars
- Dried fruit snacks: raisins, cranberries, apricots, apple slices, etc.
- Peanut butter crackers, or cheese crackers
- Cookies—regular or sugar free
- Nuts: Peanuts, almonds, cashews, mixed nuts
- 6-paks of fruit juices – all flavors ok. Crystal Lite/Gatorade—boxes of individual serving packets, all flavors
- Boost and Ensure
Metroport Meals On Wheels serves those in need without regard to
race, color, religion, gender, financial status, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Pet Patrol Partner - Don’t Forget to Feed Me
STATEMENT OF VISION
Don’t Forget to Feed Me Pet Food Bank envisions a community in which all pet owners are able to feed their pets.
The mission of Don’t Forget to Feed Me (DF2FM) is to supply pet food to local agencies in support of pet owners. By providing pet food for those in need during challenging financial times, we offer an option to surrendering – or worse, abandoning – a family pet. Don’t Forget to Feed Me helps to ensure that no pet owner ever has to choose between stay…or go.
PARTNERSHIP WITH MMOW
Don’t Forget to Feed Me’s partnership with Metroport Meals On Wheels helps provide pet food to over 60 dogs and 20 cats that belong to our home-delivery meal participants. Pets ownership decreases the feeling of loneliness in seniors by 36 percent.
While the presence of a pet may bring joy, it can also bring challenges to a home-bound senior. Don’t Forget to Feed Me’s partnership helps ensure both our seniors’ and their pets nutritional needs are being met. Since often, seniors will feed their own meals to their pets if food is not available. For more information on ways you can help, click the button below.
My beautiful food was all I needed for Christmas and then I got your Basket of Fruit! Then I got a Walmart card for my vitamins, some beautiful hand towels (blue), a flash light and batteries! You have made me have a very Merry Christmas! Thanks so much. My love and blessings. - Ms. Wanda
MMOW’s Stockings for Seniors program ensures that the holidays are happy for our homebound participants. Community participation in Stockings for Seniors not only makes wonderful holiday memories for MMOW’s participants, but everyone involved in the program walks away with something special. The donors who select special gifts, the volunteers who deliver the gifts, the corporate groups who participate in the workplace, and the civic groups that embrace our seniors... all are touched in meaningful ways.
To participate in Stockings for Seniors, simply select one or more stockings from our Stocking Tree located in Sadie’s Upscale Consignment & Resale.
Or, you can participate by donating
- $25 Provides a fruit basket for an individual
- $40 Provides a fruit basket for a couple
- $60 Provides a fruit basket and a week of meals for an individual
- $110 Provides a fruit basket and a week of meals for a couple
- $150 Provides one month of meals for an individual
To donate, simply call MMOW at 817.491.1141 or click the donate button below.