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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…

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…

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…

SAVE THE DATE: STUFF THE BUS Presented by Mosaic The annual Stuff The Bus event, which was started in 2009, was created through the kind hearts of the School District of Manatee County Transportation Staff. They wanted to give back… Continue Reading…

MEALS ON WHEELS PLUS OF MANATEE CUTS RIBBON ON NEW BUILDING AND NEW FOOD BANK TRUCK Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee cut the ribbon on new and renovated facilities as well as a new truck for The Food Bank… Continue Reading…

Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee cut the ribbon on new and renovated facilities as well as a new truck for The Food Bank of Manatee on Monday, June 6th. Many donors made the improvements possible, including generous support from… Continue Reading…

FRIENDSHIP DINING CENTER OPENS IN MANATEE COUNTY We are proud to announce the reopening of Friendship Dining Centers, a PLUS program of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee. At the beginning of the COVID pandemic, Friendship Dining Centers suspended operations… Continue Reading…

THE 2022 GIVING CHALLENGE WAS A HUGE SUCCESS IN HELPING FEED MANATEE! The 2022 Giving Challenge was an exciting 24-hour giving event that took place from Noon to Noon on April 26th and 27th that connected local nonprofit organizations with… Continue Reading…