Who We Serve
Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels serves all senior citizens age 60 and over living in Fort Bend and Waller Counties. For all active seniors, we provide hot meals and daily recreation activities at 12 congregate center locations throughout both counties. For home-bound seniors, we provide daily and weekly hot meal deliveries throughout Fort Bend and Waller Counties through a network of staff and volunteer drivers.
Our programs are needs based so we serve anyone age 60 and over regardless of income.
Fort Bend County has a large and growing population of citizens aged 60 years and above. Nearly ten percent are prevented from working and live at or below the poverty level. Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels (FBS) currently provides services to 1.2 percent of this group of citizens.
Where We’re Located
We provide services at 12 congregate center locations in Fort Bend and Waller Counties, which are open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Centers are located in Rosenberg, Brookshire, Fulshear, Houston (Southwest), Katy (2 locations), Kendleton, Missouri City (3 locations), Richmond, and Stafford. We also have one distribution center in Sugar Land for our Meals on Wheels program.
We are continually expanding to reach the seniors in our area who need assistance.
Fort Bend Seniors (FBS) is one of Fort Bend County’s oldest non-profit organizations and was born in 1974 by community leaders. During our 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 about 1,300 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 91% of FBS’ clients live near 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 forty-five years of helping seniors remain independent by providing necessary services and resources to improve their quality of life.