About Meals on Wheels PLUS:
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 services offered.
The mission of Meals on Wheels PLUS is to assist individuals to live independently by providing nutrition and caring support services. Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee offers comprehensive care and essential programs that assist people to live independently. While services include delivering hot, nutritious meals to the elderly and disabled, other essential services include The Food Bank of Manatee Daybreak Adult Day Care, Enrichment Center at Renaissance on 9th, and Friendship Dining. Visit mealsonwheelsplus.org or call 941-747-4655 for more information on programs, donations and volunteering.
About The Food Bank of Manatee:
Since 1985, The Food Bank of Manatee has been the largest hunger-relief agency in Manatee County. Owned and operated by Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee. In 2018, The Food Bank of Manatee has distributed 4 million pounds of food to children and families in need through programs like Sack Summer Hunger, emergency crisis boxes and mobile produce pantry. For information on how to donate or volunteer visit www.foodbankofmanatee.org or Volunteer Services at 941-747-3663.
2018 Fact Sheet (PDF 494 MB)