hot, nutritious meals delivered to homebound seniors, disabled veterans, and people with disabilities.
transportation to assist people with special needs who are mobility impaired and use assistive devices.
food for the pets of seniors so that they don’t have to worry if they can afford to keep their furry companion by their side
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.
“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