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Join the movement - and help us deliver more than a meal. Ever year, our agency serves 5,000 older adults in seven Central Texas counties, with 15 life-sustaining programs. Your donation today will amplify our work and ensure our elderly neighbors receive food, friendship, and other free services that provide them the opportunity to live independently.

Since 1972, Meals on Wheels Central Texas has worked to nourish and enrich the lives of the homebound and other people in need through programs that promote dignity and independent living.

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Phone Number: 512-476-6325
Address: 3227 E. 5th St.
Austin, TX 78702
In FY 2017, Meals on Wheels Central Texas provided 757,237+ meals and other life sustaining services to 5,000 individuals in 7 counties across Central Texas. We are proud to have Meals on Wheels Central Texas In-Home Care (formerly HAND) join us in name and place. Learn more about our in-home care program by visiting our website.

The number of older adults living in Central Texas is increasing and we are seeing an explosive growth in demand for our critical services. Your generous support of our mission helps us meet that need and allows our clients to stay in their own homes instead of having to move into an assisted living facility.

Impact Statement

Meals on Wheels Central Texas is one of the largest meal-delivery organizations in the state, distributing 3,000 meals each business day to homebound older adults and people with disabilities. Part of the Austin area community since 1972, MOWCTX believes in holistic case management and also offers the following services to our clients through our many programs: in home care; minor and major home repairs; grocery shopping assistance; a monthly supply of shelf-stable groceries; extra, daily, shelf-stable meals for the nutritionally at-risk; veteran services; problem-solving therapies; rural meal delivery; Alzheimer's respite care; and pet food and pet health care for our clients' dogs and cats.

Our programs are provided free of charge and are designed to nourish and enrich the lives of the people we serve, allowing them to live at home with dignity and independence.

MOWCTX is a 501 c 3 organization and is independent and locally-run.

Needs Statement

$24 = 3 meals & other critical services
$48 = 6 meals & other critical services
$96 = 12 meals & other critical services
$250 = 42 meals & other critical services
$500 = 83 meals & other critical services
"If I did not have it (meals), I probably wouldn't be here today. Meals on Wheels literally saved my life." - MOWCTX Client

"I'm not able to cook. I drop things and burn myself or forget about meals-just don't eat unless you all bring me food." - MOWCTX Client

"Mother is 94 years old. Meals on Wheels makes her feel like she is part of the world. She doesn't get out very much with the heat in the summer and the cool in the winter. Thank you for all that you do for her." - Family member of a MOWCTX Client

"It's such a pleasure to see the faces of the people we visit. They are the sweetest, kindest people I know ... it brings joy to my heart and it brings joy to their hearts." -
MOWCTX Volunteer

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Matching Funds Description

University Federal Credit Union has generously offered to match donations during our 8AM power hour up to $5,000.

St. David's Foundation has offered a $1M matching grant to be distributed among their nonprofit Grant Partners on Amplify Austin Day. St. David's Foundation's 2018 Grant Partners will receive funds on a pro-rata basis. Each nonprofit will receive matching funds based on their total funds raised on Amplify Austin Day. Last year, this match resulted in a 30% boost to the funds raised by Grant Partners on the Day.

It is a gift to serve, and a rare chance to directly help individuals in your community one meal at a time. In addition to lunch time meal-delivery, there are many other ways to serve the elderly and adults with disabilities in greater Austin. Learn more about volunteer opportunities that are flexible with your schedule: