It’s our mission to help our clients sustain independence and enhance their quality of life by delivering nutritious food.
- Meals on Wheels Home-delivered meal program
- Weekender Meal Program Nourishing learning
- Mobile Meals of Toledo Foundation Financial stewardship
- Pet Food Delivery Program Feeding companion animals
Meals on Wheels
Our home-delivered Meals on Wheels Program serves over 2,800 clients annually. More than 800 volunteers deliver over 326,000 nutritious meals to homebound people who are elderly, ailing, or physically disabled every year.
Packaged along with every meal is the dignity and independence that all people treasure. With their nutritional needs met, and with our concerned volunteers checking on their health and well-being daily, many of our clients can postpone—or eliminate altogether—the need for more extensive and expensive care arrangements.
Weekender Meal Program
The Weekender Meal Program™ provides food to 1,500 children weekly during the school year who would otherwise get inadequate nourishment over the weekend. Students who qualify for free or reduced-cost lunches receive a bag of food every Friday afternoon.
Weekender bags contain kid-friendly snacks—all healthy items that require no refrigeration and are easily opened by children. Students get more to eat all weekend long so they can come to school Monday morning nourished and ready to learn.
Mobile Meals of Toledo Foundation
The Mobile Meals of Toledo Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization whose sole purpose is to support the programs of Mobile Meals of Toledo. We established the Foundation in 2003 to raise money for—and provide faithful stewardship of the funds entrusted to—Mobile Meals.
Through annual fundraising efforts, the Foundation supports our Meal Client Assistance Program. The program provides more than $250,000 in financial assistance annually to Mobile Meals clients who lack the financial resources to buy food and do not qualify for government support.
Pet Food Delivery
Twice each year, Mobile Meals of Toledo volunteers and employees deliver pet food to clients with animal companions. The program originated when staff members and volunteers noticed that many low-income clients who could not afford to buy pet food were sharing their delivered meals with their beloved dogs and cats.
Pet food deliveries occur in winter and summer and provide enough food to last several months. Area pet supply retailers donate much of the food, and the rest is purchased with funds Mobile Meals raises for the purpose.