Austin American Statesman Top Workplaces 2012
Meals on Wheels and More
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- HQ location:
- Austin, TX
Meals on Wheels and More seeks to nourish and enrich the lives of the homebound and other people in need through services that promote dignity and independent living. We are a multi-service organization of more than 6,500 volunteers reaching more than 5,000 neighbors in need. Our meal delivery will always be the central focus of our agency. But we recognize our clients require other services in order to be able to live independently in their homes. We provide clients with holistic case management services, including home repair, both major and minor in scope, rides to and from the grocery store, phone friends and for our most nutritionally at-risk clients, extra supplies of shelf-stable foods every month.
We also serve at-risk children a dinner meal through our partnerships with local afterschool programs, deliver frozen meals to individuals in rural areas, provide group meals for 12 senior centers in Central Texas and operate an activity and respite care center called Mike's Place for individuals with Alzheimer's and dementia, we also offer pet-care assistance for the pets of our clients.
“I feel I am giving back to the community and doing something that is worthwhile and helpful.”
“It is rewarding to have a positive impact on those in the community who are in need. I absolutely love the flexibility and the philosophy that family and health are a priority. ”
“We are positively effecting the lives of thousands of people. What could be better?”
“The positive, family feeling. People here actually WANT to go to work in the morning. I'm surrounded by the best and most caring people in Austin.”
“The congregate meal program is wonderful for active seniors and I hope to be able to continue to be a part of it.”
“They are great in leading by example, genuine, and are true and trustworthy to who they are.”