The mission of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, Inc. is to assist individuals to live independently by providing nutrition and caring supportive services.
In 1972, Meals on Wheels of Manatee, Inc. was founded with one purpose in mind- to provide hot, nutritious meals to elderly and disabled residents of Manatee County.
Over the years, Meals on Wheels PLUS has responded the necessary services to support this growth and is now the largest hunger relief organization in Manatee County. Meals on Wheels PLUS supports national, state, and local organizations including Florida Council on Aging, Florida Association of Service Providers, Second Harvest, Florida Association of Senior Nutrition Programs, Florida Adult Day Care Association, National Association of Nutrition of Aging Service Providers, and Meals on Wheels of America.
Essential services that assist people to live independently include:
Emergency Aid Assistance
Adult Day Care
Nearly 80% of the Meals on Wheels PLUS funds must be raised through the support of local donations, grants, and fundraising projects. The program receives operating funds from a variety of sources including individuals, local and federal governments, civic, religious, and fraternal organizations.