Volunteers for Meals On Wheels serve nutritious meals to senior citizens who might otherwise be malnourished and deprived of social contact. When there is a concern about the condition of a senior or a senior is unexpectedly not home, volunteers alert the agency. A caseworker then calls emergency family numbers and finally the police. This provides an important safety net for seniors who might otherwise be isolated during the day.
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. We service adults 60 years or older who live in Collin County by providing a hot lunch for seniors who are homebound, unable to prepare their own meals and are nutritionally at risk. Meals on Wheels Collin County was organized and incorporated in December 1976 as a non-profit 501(c)(3), charitable organization. The purpose of this was to seek federal funding available through the Older Americans Act established in 1965 to promote better nutrition for adults 60+ and also to provide needed support services. Senior nutrition programs began in March 1977 with the opening of three centers located in Farmersville, McKinney and Plano. Today we serve all of Collin County including Allen, Anna, Farmersville, Copeville, Nevada, Josephine, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Blue Ridge, Westminster, Prosper, Celina, Melissa, Princeton, Wylie, and Sachse. The McKinney home office contains a central kitchen, where meals are prepared for delivery to area senior centers and for Meals On Wheels home delivery.