811 23rd Avenue E., Bradenton, FL 34208 (941) 747-4655


Attend one of our Empty Bowls events and support local,
food-insecure children, families, and seniors.

Thursday, November 4, 2021 | 11am-1pm
Manatee Performing Arts Center

Friday, November 5, 2021 | 11am-1pm
Lakewood Ranch Main Street

16th Annual Community Holiday
Drive & Reception

Help us collect 1,000 wrapped & filled shoeboxes to deliver to seniors throughout the holidays.
These boxes are often times the only Holiday present seniors receive.

Saturday, December 4th | 4pm-6pm
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Volunteers are the heart and soul of our mission
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Make a difference.

Your donations make a huge impact in your local community.

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COVID-19 Update and Impact

Information about the impact of COVID-19 on programs.

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Our Mission:

To assist individuals to live independently by providing nutrition and caring, supportive services.

The “PLUS" is because we are so much more than meals!

While initially founded in 1972, with the purpose of providing 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 services 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
  • Daybreak Adult Day Center
  • Friendship Dining Centers