To Volunteer, please call
NAM’s Community Relations Coordinator
at (281) 885-4604 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meals on Wheels delivers hot, well-balanced meals to the doors of seniors and other neighbors who are homebound because of disability or illness.
By supporting their nutritional needs, this program helps participants maintain or improve their health, remain independent, and stay in their homes for as long as possible.
More than 500 volunteer drivers collaborate to deliver thousands of hot, nutritious meals six days per week. Qualifying individuals receive meals each weekday, and Saturday meals are provided to some clients. Drivers also deliver groceries once a month to low-income seniors through NAM’s Senior Food program.
With each delivery, volunteers provide a few moments of conversation, a check on their clients’ well-being, and something for seniors to look forward to each day.
2016 Expansion into Bear Creek Area
In February, 2016, NAM announced a new partner and satellite location for Meals on Wheels: Lifepath Church. The new site comes as NAM was awarded a contract from the Health and Human Services Commission to serve four additional zip codes in the Bear Creek area, where Meals on Wheels was not available.
Services began in April, 2016, and the expansion is expected to take place over a two-year period. In addition to serving 150 new clients in the Bear Creek area, the contract will allow NAM to expand Meals on Wheels in its current service area to help eliminate a waiting list. To apply for the program, please call (281) 885-4622.
Areas we cover
NAM’s Meals on Wheels service are is limited by contractual agreement with other social services agencies. Elderly, homebound or disabled individuals who live in the following ZIP Codes may qualify for NAM’s Meals on Wheels Program: 77014, 77038, 77041 (Jersey Village Area), 77064, 77066, 77067, 77068, 77069, 77070, 77084, 77086, 77377, 77090, 77095, 77375, 77429, 77379, 77388, 77389, 77040, 77065, 77447 (Harris County portion Near Hockley), 77484 and 77433 (only Harris County side).
NAM staff members will refer those individuals residing outside the NAM service area to the agency that serves the area where those individuals reside. MOW also delivers groceries once a month to qualifying seniors through NAM’s Food for Seniors Project. These seniors can cook for themselves but do not have the funds to pay their monthly food bills.
In fiscal year 2014-15, Meals on Wheels delivered:
- 110,000 nutritious meals to 759 homebound seniors and disabled adults.
- Monthly groceries to 80 low-income seniors.
Many Meals on Wheels clients have needs other than food, and program coordinators help refer them to appropriate sources to meet those needs.
Sometimes, seniors find themselves parenting their grandchildren, and these youngsters are eligible for basic school supplies through NAM’s Back-to-School Project as well as new toys or gifts through the Holiday Project.
Meals on Wheels is funded by the Health and Human Services Commission and partially by the Harris County Community Services Department.
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"Over the past year, this program has been of tremendous benefit to me. I cannot truly express the positive changes it has made in my life.
"I am a terrible cook. If it were not for this program, I would have to depend upon TV dinners for almost my entire diet. The Meals on Wheels program provides me with a far greater variety of excellent quality and highly nutritional meals. I know for a fact, this addition to my diet has made me a healthier person.
"I also greatly welcome the always smiling faces of the people who show up to my door to deliver these meals. But I also know they are only the tip of the iceberg. Please express my deeply felt sincere thanks to everyone involved."