Our mission is to combat hunger and isolation in disabled and older adults by providing nutritious meal enabling them to remain healthy and independent within their families, homes and communities.
Meals on Wheels Collin County was established in 1976 as a 501(cMeals )(3) nonprofit with the purpose of serving Meals on Wheels to promote better nutrition among elderly residents in Collin County. The first older adult nutrition program began in 1977 with 100 meals being served daily at three of our local senior centers. Since then, the program has expanded to provide daily, nutritious meals and social interaction to approximately 2,000 unduplicated, homebound, older, or disabled adults throughout Collin County. Those at greater risk of malnutrition are also eligible to receive supplemental weekend and breakfast meals.
The primary goal of all programs is to prevent premature placement in long-term care facilities due to insufficient nutrition and other isolation-related issues. The following successes were reported on our most recent client survey:
· 95% of clients experienced a self-reported improvement in health as a result of proper nutrition.
· 66% of home-delivered meals clients experienced a reduction in emergency hospital visits.
· 94% of clients believe Meals on Wheels services help them continue to live better within their own homes.
Meals on Wheels Collin County can feed one senior for an entire year at the same cost as just one day in the hospital.