Changing lives through their service, Meals on Wheels of Johnson & Ellis Counties honors their mission serving the children of yesterday by helping needy homebound elderly and disabled persons remain independent and healthy in their homes by providing home-delivered meals, daily personal contact, and support for individuals and their families. Programs and education will be made available through social media as the celebration of good health and nutrition continues.
Meals on Wheels of Johnson & Ellis Counties is a community-based, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves homebound seniors and disabled persons throughout Johnson and Ellis counties. Founded in 1977, the organization currently serves nearly 3,000 people a year in a two-county service area that covers more than 1,700 square miles. The philosophy of Meals on Wheels is simple. Emphasis is placed on individuals versus numbers; communities as opposed to governmental boundaries; and timely services versus waiting lists.
As PUSH YOUR LIMIT™ expands to the next level, we are pleased to continually support this effort by “Footin’ the Meals” in the future as we also help with health research that allows our heritage to surface in a profound manner that will allow the blending of outdoor adventures to blend with even more medical conditions, and we hope to help conquer the symptoms associated with hunger, poor nutrition, and loneliness that leads to depression by offsetting them with support and human contact; even intergenerational encounters have such an impact on these people in need. Helping loved ones can be frustrating too, but resources are available and Meals on Wheels of Johnson & Ellis Counties can also help in locating services across the nation.
Some of those helpful resources are:
HELPFUL RESOURCES & WEBSITES
Johnson County - Green Book Resource Guide
Ellis County - Blue Book Resource Guide
West Ellis County area services provided by the United Way of West Ellis County
Family Caregivers Online
The National Council on Aging
North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging
The following counties are served by Meals on Wheels of Johnson & Ellis
Alvarado, Cleburne, Godley, Grandview, Joshua, Keene, Lillian, Rio Vista, Venus
Avalon, Bardwell, Ennis, Italy, Maypearl, Midlothian, Milford, Ovilla, Palmer, Red Oak, Rockett, Waxahachie
VOLUNTEER, IT"S FUN! Questions?
Please submit your message under the Contact Us link and allow at least 24 hours for a response.
Learn more about the Meals on Wheels of Johnson & Ellis Counties at https://www.mowjec.org.
Read the stories from several recipients and volunteers. Find out how you can become a volunteer or help make an elderly life more meaningful (by allowing them to stay at home while remainig self-sufficient and healthy) through your time and donations. Each donation of $5 means a meal, with $35 supporting a week's worth of meals. It is a great feeling to help!
"Some of these people only receive the visits that I provide because they have no one else that visits them, and that makes me proud to be a
H. Diggs, 2017
Founded in 1977, the organization currently serves 3,000 people a year in a two-county service area that covers more than 1,700 square miles.