“More Than a Meal”
The goal of our organization is to assist area seniors in remaining independent in their homes, to promote socialization, and to prevent premature institutionalization. In order to accomplish our goals, we have established several ancillary programs, working with other charitable organizations, to meet specific needs within our community.
Collin County seniors may be eligible for the following services:
Home-Delivered Meals: Hot, nutritional lunchtime meals are provided to the homebound, elderly, and disabled citizens of Collin County. Meals are typically delivered between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some clients may qualify for breakfast and weekend meals in addition to our regular meals. A case manager will asses the client’s need for such services. All meals are delivered by trained volunteers who are dedicated to not only delivering a well-balanced meal but also a friendly smile.
Senior Safety Net Program: We understand that a client cannot always obtain items necessary to obtaining a certain quality of life. We strive to assist each client with maintaining those needs. Our Senior Safety Net Program provides assistance and resources for items such as Boost, Ensure, Depends, walkers, wheelchairs, ramps, eyeglasses, and other medical needs when funds permit.
Pet Meals: When we learned that an alarming number of our elderly and disabled clients were not eating all of their nutritious meal because they were sharing it with their pets, we knew something needed to be done to rectify this issue. We are proud to have partnered with Pet-O-Meals of Collin County to provide our area seniors with pet food free of charge to our clients.
Shower Baskets: We welcome each new client into our program with a shower basket filled with essential bath and body products. Part of healthy living is staying clean and feeling revitalized, and we want to ensure our seniors have what they need to maintain a healthy life.
Shelf Stable Packages: Since the weather is often unpredictable and because MOWCC does adhere to certain holidays, we want to make sure that our clients are always fed. To do this, we provide a care package of non-perishable items, such as Sunkist Tuna packets, low-sodium soups, dried fruits, and other delicious, nutritious foods that may sustain our seniors in times when MOWCC is unable to deliver their daily meals.
Eligibility Requirements Include:
60 years or older;
Under 60 years of age and disabled or a veteran
A resident of Collin County
Must be primarily homebound, not able to provide transportation on their own
Have some physical or cognitive limitation that prohibits ability to shop or cook
Is unable to access meals at a local Senior Center
Does not have a paid provider in the home who is being paid to prepare meals
To refer a senior: complete the Client Referral Form. Referrals for home delivered meal service are screened by phone, and then a home visit is made to determine eligibility.
We serve the following Collin County cities:
Allen, Anna, Blue Ridge, Celina. Copeville, Fairview, Farmersville, Frisco, Josephine. Lavon, Lowery Crossing, Lucas, McKinney, Melissa, Murphy, Nevada, New Hope, Parker, Plano, Richardson, Royse City, Sachse, Saint Paul, Van Alstyne, Weston, and Wylie.