Fort Bend Seniors (FBS) 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 501 (c) (3), and in 1981, Fort Bend Seniors joined the United Way of Texas Gulf Coast. FBS 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 six 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 FBS’ clients live at or below the poverty level.
Today, FBS 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 enables 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 the next thirty-five years of helping seniors remain independent by providing necessary services and resources to improve their quality of life.
Employee of the Quarter- Shonda Thomas- Senior Center Coordinator