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.
What Services does MMOW provide?
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.
Comfort Calls Program
As the pandemic continues, some of our participants have experienced increased loneliness, anxiety and depression. In an attempt to lessen these very real emotions, Metroport Meals On Wheels has a program called Comfort Calls. Volunteers for this program call MMOW participants at least every other week, or as frequently as they wish, to provide company, support, and comfort in this uncertain time.
Don’t Forget to Feed Me’s partnership with Metroport Meals On Wheels helps feed dogs and cats that belong to our home-delivery meal participants. Don’t Forget to Feed Me’ donates pet food to MMOW and helps ensure both our seniors’ and their pets’ nutritional needs are being met.
How long has MMOW been providing services?
MMOW's home delivered meals program began in 1980; senior center luncheons began in 1981.
What does "METROPORT" mean?
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.
What communities does MMOW serve?
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, Lantana, Copper Canyon, Double Oak, Northlake, Roanoke, and Trophy Club.