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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, supportive 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 programs made possible by Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee include: The Food Bank of Manatee, Daybreak Adult Day Center, Friendship Dining, and the Enrichment Center. Visit 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, a program of Meals on Wheels PLUS, has been the largest hunger-relief agency based in Manatee County.  In 2018, The Food Bank of Manatee distributed over 4 million pounds of food to children and families in need through the 100+ partner agencies and food pantries who receive food directly from The Food Bank of Manatee. Additional programs such as Sack Summer Hunger, Emergency Crisis Food Boxes, Emergency Baby Baskets, and the Mobile Produce Pantry also have a tremendous impact on the accessibility of food for those in need in Manatee County. For information on how you can get involved, visit

2018 Fact Sheet (PDF 494 MB)

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In the midst of this unprecedented circumstance, we are working to fulfill the rising needs and costs of our programs to ensure essential nutrition is available to our home-bound seniors, children, and families who do not have access to meals.

We are beyond grateful for the overwhelming response from those interested in volunteering at Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee! The numbers of those wanting to volunteer exceeds what we can currently accommodate due to the guidelines issued by the CDC. The needs in our community are great and will continue to grow. We encourage everyone interested in lending a hand to mobilize a non-perishable food collection or purchase items online to be delivered directly to us.

Specifically needed items: canned vegetables, baby cereal & formula, canned fruits, mac ‘n’ cheese, peanut butter, jelly, boxed rice, boxed pasta, canned soups, canned meat, 100% fruit juices, breakfast bars, oatmeal, powdered milk, apple sauce, dried beans, trail mix, and healthy cereals. Please avoid glass containers.

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Critically Needed Food Checklist

All donations can be delivered or shipped directly to:

Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, 811 23rd Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34208.


The Florida Registration number for Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee is #CH1420. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800-435-7352) or at within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.