Span Transportation &

Meals on Wheels of Denton County

Providing transportation and home-delivered meals to homebound and disabled citizens

Making an Impact

Each year Meals on Wheels America releases a suite of National Fact Sheets that help highlight the prevalence of senior hunger, isolation, and poverty nationwide while also demonstrating the good work that Meals On Wheels organizations across the country are doing to help alleviate those issues.

Seniors at Risk

Nearly 9 million seniors face the threat of hunger. Food insecure seniors can have limitations comparable to food-secure seniors 14 years older.

6.9 million seniors live in poverty. That’s an income of $228 a week or less, which leaves very little for food, housing, utility, and medical expenses.

1 in 5 seniors feels lonely. The negative effects are similar to smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day.

Help Us Make a Difference

Span Transportation, Meals on Wheels, and Senior Paws have been able to make a huge impact in Denton County through generous donations, as well as volunteers.

If you’d like to learn about volunteer opportunities, click here.

If you’d like to make a donation, click here.

“For over the past 40 years, Meals on Wheels of Denton County has been supported by our community and honored to fulfill the mission of caring for homebound neighbors. Normally we have walked alongside our senior clients as we shared together in making sure they were fed, cared for, and loved. Through the adversity that so many of our seniors faced over the last couple of years, we were still able to fulfill our mission- but it looked different. Because of you, grandparents who did not have money for food were able to receive groceries. Because of you, people with disabilities were able to see a doctor and continue receiving life-saving medication. Because of you, beloved pets were able to get the food they needed to continue providing companionship in the midst of loneliness. You made a difference. Again, we are grateful for your generous support, which allows us to provide love and care to the most vulnerable neighbors in the Denton area. Looking forward, we know that as a community, together, we can and will take care of those who need help. We still celebrate the strength and resilience of the many seniors throughout the Denton area who, with your support and our services, have pushed past their challenges to continue looking forward.”

Michelle McMahon, Executive Director