Meals on Wheels of Johnson & Ellis Counties is a community-based, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves needy elderly and disabled persons throughout Johnson and Ellis counties. Established in 1976, the organization currently serves more than 1,200 elderly and disabled persons per year in a two-county service area that covers over 1,700 square miles. The philosophy of Meals on Wheels is simple. Emphasis is placed on individuals versus numbers; communities as opposed to governmental boundaries; and timely services versus waiting lists.
More than half of our funding comes from local donors including individuals, civic groups, churches and businesses. In addition, clients and participants contribute as they can. Fundraising efforts include our Annual Appeal, as well as the Annual Golf Benefit and March for Meals. Meals on Wheels contracts with the North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging, the Texas Health and Human Services, the Texas Department of Agriculture, and regional Health Maintenance Organizations to provide specific aging services in Johnson and Ellis counties. Other revenue sources include the United Way of Johnson County, United Way of West Ellis County, and Greater Ennis United Way; Johnson County and Ellis County Commissioners' Courts; Combined Federal Campaign; Private Foundations; and Federal and State grants.
Full legal name: Meals on Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties
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