Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels (Fort Bend Seniors) is one of Fort Bend County’s oldest non-profit organizations and was born in 1974 by community leaders. During their first year of service, FBS provided 20,000 hot meals.
By 1976, the program became a non-profit organization and in 1981, Fort Bend Seniors joined the United Way of Texas Gulf Coast. Fort Bend Seniors is accredited through the Meals on Wheels Association of America as a Certified Nutritional Program.
Through the years, Fort Bend Seniors has evolved and now provides Meals on Wheels services to over 1,000 seniors daily from nine site locations throughout Fort Bend County and a site in Waller County. Fort Bend Seniors is the only organization that provides Meals on Wheels to all persons 60 years of age and over regardless of income, even though 85% of Fort Bend Seniors’ clients live at or below the poverty level.
Today, Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels provides comprehensive services and programs including Meals on Wheels, congregate meals, transportation, case management, health screenings, information and referral services, recreation and more. Each of these programs and services enable area seniors to remain in their homes and continue to be an integral part of the community for as long as possible.
Fort Bend Seniors looks forward to continuing to help older adults remain independent by providing necessary services and resources to improve their quality of life.
March For Meals is an annual campaign designed to raise awareness of senior hunger and to encourage action at the local level. Senior Nutrition Programs across the United States promote March For Meals in their communities through public events, partnerships with local businesses, volunteer recruitment efforts and fundraising initiatives.
Mayors For Meals is a component of March For Meals that utilizes the involvement of local mayors and elected officials to raise awareness about senior hunger. These individuals deliver meals on one day in March to show their support of their local Senior Nutrition Program.
Are You Ready to Help Our Seniors???
Volunteers are an important part of Fort Bend Seniors’ success and many types of volunteer opportunities are available from attending or participating in fundraising activities to providing one-on-one support for seniors.
Volunteering to help a senior is a most rewarding experience. We invite you to join Fort Bend Seniors as a volunteer and make a difference in a seniors’ life today.
Download and print your volunteer application HERE.
You can fax it back to us @ 281-633-7050, SCAN and email your application to Volunteer Department at: email@example.com