Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is a holistic nutrition program that provides home delivered prepared meals for seniors throughout McLennan, Falls and Hill counties. Homebound seniors receive lunches five days a week. Rural clients have the option to receive frozen meals. To see if you or someone you know may qualify for home delivered meals, check our eligibility list below.

ELIGIBILITY

Individuals must be:
  • Primarily homebound
  • Unable to easily prepare nutritious meals
  • Without someone in the home who is able to prepare a meal
  • Able to accept meals during the delivery time frame
  • Must live in McLennan, Falls and Hill counties
Each applicant will be assessed by a social work assessor to ensure that eligibility requirements are met. 

Senior Centers

Are you 60 years of age or older and active? Are you looking for a way to meet new people and make friends? Or, do you have one more senior friends you hang out with (to craft, play games, etc.) and need a place to congregate? One of our senior centers might just be the place for you! We have 12 senior centers in three counties.

Please join us at a community center near you for socializing, games, physical activity, conversation, lunchtime meals, and more. If you would like a meal, please call a day or two ahead to reserve. Meals are free but donations of any amount are welcome.

Inquire About Senior Centers

Waco

Dewey Recreation Center

925 N 9th St.
Waco, TX 76707  
Phone: (254) 750-8677

Harrison Senior Center

1718 N 42nd St
Waco, TX 76710  
Phone: (254) 772-9317

Robinson Senior Center

300 Strauss St
Robinson, TX 76706 
Phone: (254) 662-2513

Sul Ross Senior Center

15th & Waco Dr.
Waco, TX 76701  
Phone: (254) 752-6412

William Booth Garden Apartments

4200 N 19th St
Waco, TX 76708
Phone: (254) 757-2422 ext. X210

Rural McLennan County

McGregor Senior Center

416 W 2nd St
McGregor, TX 76657
Phone: (254) 981-3290

Riesel Senior Center

City Hall, Hwy 6
Riesel, TX 76655  
Phone: (254) 896-6501

West Senior Center

200 E Tokio Rd
West, TX 76691
Phone: (254) 826-4115

Falls County

Rosebud Senior Center

336 Main St
Rosebud, TX 76570
Phone: (254) 583-4745

Hill County

Hillsboro Senior Center

2000 Old Brandon Rd
Hillsboro, TX 76645
Phone: (254) 582-9572

Hubbard Senior Center

203 SW 2nd St
Hubbard, TX 76648
Phone: (254) 563-6888

Whitney Senior Center

502 N Colorado St
Whitney, TX 76692
Phone: (254) 694-1447

Transportation

In partnership with Waco Transit, Meals on Wheels Waco offers curb-to-curb transportation service to seniors 65 years old or older or anyone with disability of any age, and lives in McLennan County. Appointments are available Monday-Friday, from 7 am to 4 pm. To reserve, call Waco Transit at 254-750-1620. You will need to provide the following information: name, address, phone number, and destination information. Each trip costs $3; $6 round trip. Exact cash only. Escorts are welcome at no additional cost but you will need to reserve a space for your escort when you schedule.

Inquire About Transportation

Groceries to Go

Groceries-to-go is a partnership between Caritas of Waco food pantry and Meals on Wheels Waco. The goal of the program is to provide an extra bag of groceries to homebound seniors who receive Meals on Wheels and need additional food assistance. 

Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver grocery bags prepared by Caritas to homebound seniors once a month. 

If you are interested in delivering groceries once a month, please click the VOLUNTEER button below. 

Pet Programs

PET FOOD PROGRAM: Meals on Wheels Waco delivers pet food to over 300 cats and dogs once  a month. The program is dependent on community donations. We accept cat food, small dog food, regular-size dog food; we prefer dry pet food, but canned food and treats are welcome. We also accept donations of cat litter and 1 gallon-size slider bags. 

Pet food routes are delivered by volunteers. If you would like to help deliver a pet food route, click here. If you would like to donate to our pet food program, click the Donate button below.

PROJECT TREASURED TAILS:  Meals on Wheels Waco partners with the Animal Birth Control (ABC) Clinic to help clients access preventive pet healthcare, which keeps their cat or dog healthy, happy, and safe with them in their home. Through Project Treasured Tails, ABC Clinic volunteers go to the homes of Meals on Wheels Waco clients to transport  their cat or dog to the clinic for services such as vaccinations, flea treatments, heartworm medication, and spay/neutering. 

If you would like to donate to Project Treasured Tails, click the donate button below.

Heater/Fan Drives

When the weather becomes really hot or cold, we want to make sure our seniors stay comfortable in their homes. In the summer, we do a box fan drive; in the winter, we do a heater drive. Since we need to provide our seniors certain types of fans and heaters, the easiest way to help is by making a monetary donation

If you are interested in donating to these drives, please click the Donate button below.

OTHER PROGRAMS

Thanksgiving Meal Deliveries

Every year, we partner with the Scottish Rite Bodies of Waco to provide a meal to our homebound seniors in Waco on Thanksgiving Day. If you are interested in volunteering to deliver on Thanksgiving morning, please contact us by October 31st  so we can reserve a route for you. You can call 254-752-0316 to sign up to volunteer.

Holiday Gift Bags for Seniors

In early December, we start collecting items to include in holiday gift bags for our homebound seniors. Some examples of items needed are blankets, socks, gloves, lotion, toiletries, boxed tissues, magnifying glasses, flashlights, batteries, etc. You may drop off  your donations at our main office (501 W. Waco Drive).

Holiday Treat Bags for Pets

Looking for the purrrrfect way to give back during the holidays? Consider donating pet toys and treats for the furry companions of some of our seniors. We would love items for small and medium size dogs as well as cats. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Meals on Wheels Waco. Without them, we will not be able to fulfill our mission of nourishing the bodies, minds, and spirits of older adults in the Heart of Texas.

Meal Delivery

We deliver lunch meals starting at 10:30 am, Monday-Friday, from 34 meal sites in three counties. Whether you would like to do a weekly route or prefer to be an on-call substitute driver, we could use your help! Sign up now! We have weekly volunteer orientation every Wednesday, from 1-2 pm at our Waco office. You are welcome to join us anytime!

Pet Food Delivery

Once a month, our pet food drivers deliver cat and/or dog food to some of our pet-owning homebound seniors. Here’s one volunteer opportunity that offers some flexibility — you can pick up your pet food route during your lunch break then make your delivery after work or even during the weekend, allowing you more time to visit with our seniors. 

Pet Food Bagging

On a regular basis, we need volunteers to come to our facility and re-bag the pet food donations we receive into gallon-size slider bags. This is a great group volunteer activity for companies, Sunday School classes, student organizations, and others. 

Groceries-to-Go

Once a month, we deliver a bag full of groceries to some of our homebound seniors. Volunteers pick up the groceries from our main office on a Wednesday or Thursday and deliver them within the day or no later than Friday.

Shelf Stable Meal Packing

Just before an upcoming holiday, we need group volunteers to come to our kitchen and help pack shelf stable meals. This is another great group volunteer activity for companies, churches, student organizations, and the like.

Handyman Helpers

Are you a do-it-yourself kind of person? If so, we need your skills! Our handyman volunteers do minor, safety-related home repairs and/or yard work.