While initially founded in 1972, with the purpose of providing hot, nutritious meals to the elderly and disabled residents of Manatee County, Meals on Wheels of Manatee, Inc. became so much more. The organization grew over the years in response to community needs, and the “PLUS” was eventually added to the name as a way of representing the many other service offered.
Think of Meals on Wheels PLUS in terms of a gigantic umbrella. Underneath the umbrella are all the PLUS programs including Home-Delivered Meals, The Food Bank of Manatee, Renaissance on 9th Ballroom & Events, 9th Street Bistro, Enrichment Center at Renaissance on 9th, Daybreak Adult Day Center, Congregate Dining Centers, Transportation Services, and Grandma’s Goodies—Cakes and Cookies For a Cause.
Our organization has earned a coveted 4-star rating on Charity Navigator due to the strong financial heath and commitment to accountability and transparency. Through our programs and services and the generous funding of our community, we are able to service more clients, members, and families each year. We are proud of all of the services we can provide to the community, and we invite you to tour our facilities.
Thank you for your interest in Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee.
Speaking Engagements & Community Education
Need a speaker for your next club or business meeting? Meals on Wheels PLUS is ready to supply knowledgeable speakers for group functions. A representative will speak on topics relating to programs, volunteers, outreach, food service, home delivery, special promotional opportunities and business partnerships.
Speakers can adapt a presentation to fit specific group needs with literature and other support materials. This valuable resource is available to any business or organization free of charge.
Meals on Wheels PLUS supports organizations including: FL Council on Aging, FL Association of Service Providers, Feeding America, FL Association of Senior Nutrition Programs, FL Association of Food Banks, FL Adult Day Care Association, National Association of Nutrition for Aging Service Providers, and Meals on Wheels Association of America.
Meals on Wheels PLUS is sponsored by Woodruff & Sons Inc, The Ranch Grill, TDS Construction Inc, Sunccoast Living Magazine, Publix, Manatee Memorial Hospital, MedXChange, Turner Tree & Landscape, It Works!, Herald-Tribune, Good News Pest Solutions, Stillman’s Tree Service and Blalock Walters.