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Hundreds of wrapped and filled holiday shoeboxes were donated during the 17th Annual Holiday Shoebox Reception & Collection held on Saturday, December 3rd at the Lakewood Ranch Elks Lodge. The event featured a holiday market, raffled items, silent auction, food,… Continue Reading…

2022 HURRICANE IMPACT REPORT As we watched Hurricane Ian move closer to Florida, the staff at Meals on Wheels PLUS began preparations for the impending storm. Days before the hurricane, our team strategized on how best to meet the needs… Continue Reading…

Even though it was a little cloudy, Thanksgiving Day got a lot brighter for our Home-delivered Meal Clients. Thanks to our dedicated volunteers and staff, nearly 750 Thanksgiving meals were delivered to local, homebound seniors on over 90 routes across… Continue Reading…

Over 140,000 lbs* of food Distributed *Nearly 116,000 meals Over 78,000 lbs Water Nearly 30,000 lbs Meals Ready-to-Eat Nearly 32,000 lbs Mixed Food Over 3,400 Shelf-Stable Meals to over 450 Clients As we watched Hurricane Ian move closer to Florida,… Continue Reading…

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee serves thousands of clients through four main programs which include: Home-delivered Meal program, The Food Bank of Manatee, Daybreak Adult Day Center and Friendship Dining Centers. Since 1972, Meals on… Continue Reading…

This year’s Empty Bowls events were a huge success. Hundreds of people attended the two events and over $28,000 was raised to benefit The Food Bank of Manatee, a PLUS program of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee. This kind… Continue Reading…

During this year’s Stuff the Bus food drive, nearly 143,000 pounds of food was collected to help feed local, food-insecure families—a record-breaking total! Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Mosaic, our Wheel Sponsor Sarasota Herald-Tribune | IHQ, as well as… Continue Reading…

Ingredients 1 banana 1 kiwi Instructions Peel and cut the banana in pieces, put them in a zipper bag and freeze them overnight. Put the frozen banana pieces in your blender. Peel a kiwi or spoon out the kiwi flesh… Continue Reading…

HURRICANE IAN RELIEF EFFORTS IN ACTION In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, volunteers and staff of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee have assisted to meet basic needs throughout Manatee County. Though the impacts from Hurricane Ian are far from… Continue Reading…

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, volunteers and staff of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee have assisted to meet basic needs throughout Manatee County. Though the impacts from Hurricane Ian are far from over, we are proud of the… Continue Reading…

Ingredients 1 sweet potato, washed 2 carrots, washed, peeled and sliced Instructions Preheat the oven to 375°F. Wash and dry the sweet potato; prick the surface with a fork, wrap with aluminum foil and bake until tender (approximately 45 minutes)…. Continue Reading…

Ingredients 1 medium tomato, washed and coarsely chopped 1 head of lettuce, washed and coarsely chopped 1 Pack of Italian Dressing Instructions Wash all produce. In a large bowl, add lettuce and tomato. Add Italian dressing. Stir gently and serve… Continue Reading…

STUFF THE BUS Presented by Mosaic The annual Stuff The Bus food drive event, which was started in 2009, is fast-approaching and we are looking for volunteers to assist on the day of the event. If you are looking for… Continue Reading…

Ingredients 1 sweet potato, washed, peeled and chopped 1 apple, washed, peeled and chopped 1/2 cup of corn kernels Instructions Place a steamer pot over boiling water and add the sweet potatoes. Cook for 4 minutes. Add the apples and… Continue Reading…

Ingredients 1 banana, peeled and chopped 1 orange, peeled and segmented 6 ice cubes 1 cup of milk 1/4 cup of sugar Instructions In a blender, combine milk, oranges, banana, and sugar. Blend for about 1 minute. Insert ice cubes,… Continue Reading…