About Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels of Johnson & Ellis Counties is a community-based, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves homebound seniors and disabled persons throughout Johnson and Ellis counties. Established in 1976, the organization serves a two-county service area that covers more than 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.
Ending hunger and isolation. Delivering dignity and independence.
Committed to the wellbeing of our communities by serving the children of yesterday
Compassion – We care deeply for the seniors, in our communities, struggling with depression, isolation, and hunger
Integrity – We are transparent with our finances and communication
Community Serving Community – We are collaborative, team players committed to engaging local volunteers and donors to serve their local seniors
Planning today for tomorrows seniors – We continue to be innovative and focused on extending our reach as we diligently serve those currently in our care
Generational Giveback – We are advocates for the elderly in our communities and to care for those who once cared for us, is one of the highest honors
We mobilize across 1,700 square miles, each week day, to ensure our seniors are well-fed, safe, and reminded of their value to their community. With almost half of our clients living alone, we are a formidable advocate for a vulnerable population facing food insecurity, unattended injury, and loneliness.