Our mission is to combat hunger and isolation in disabled and older adults by providing nutritious meals enabling them to remain healthy and independent within their families, homes, and communities.
The first senior nutrition program began in 1976 with the opening of three senior centers in Farmersville, McKinney and Plano. A total of one hundred meals were served daily at the three centers. Other senior centers were added through the years and home delivered meals began to be served throughout the county.
Today with the threat of one in six seniors facing hunger and isolation, approximately 950 meals are delivered daily to homes and congregate sites throughout Collin County.
Meals deliveries to the homes of the elderly would not be possible without involvement of volunteer citizens in our communities. It takes the dedication of hundreds of community volunteers to make daily personal home deliveries possible.
Did You Know?
- We need a minimum of 75 volunteers each day to deliver over 800 meals daily.
- Volunteers deliver meals to homebound seniors in cities throughout Collin County, so you could give back to the community in which you live.
- There are one-time volunteer opportunities available around the holidays. Create Fall Harvest Boxes and/or become a Secret Santa.
- As of 2016, MOWCC has 1217 Volunteers
- In-Kind Volunteer Hours for 2016 total 14,269 hours