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Meals on Wheels Montgomery County

aka Meals on Wheels Montgomery County   |   Conroe, TX   |  www.mowmc.org

Mission

To foster the independence and dignity of homebound seniors in Montgomery County by providing them with nutritious meals, transportation and caring connections

Ruling year info

1973

Executive Director

Summer Day

Main address

111 S 2nd St

Conroe, TX 77301 USA

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Formerly known as

The Friendship Center

EIN

23-7310650

NTEE code info

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

Transportation (Free or Subsidized) (P52)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

With the senior adult population growing exponentially around the country, and Montgomery County specifically seeing an impressive upward growth in both population and development, services to support this vulnerable cohort are critical.
Most of the elderly find themselves at some point unable to meet their basic needs for health and wellness due to physical decline. The senior who receives or requests Meals on Wheels services is significantly more vulnerable than the average American senior.

More than 50% of the seniors we serve live alone, with another large portion living with their elderly spouse. A large majority of our seniors. Most of the seniors we serve are at the poverty level or slightly above. They often struggle with either paying for food or medicine. Receiving Meals on Wheels helps alleviate the financial strain so many of our homebound seniors face each month.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Meals on Wheels Home-Delivered Meals

Meals on Wheels Montgomery County (MOWMC) is a local community based non-profit. MOWMC is a member of Meals on Wheels America, a national advocacy association, however we operate independently. We are not a chapter or branch and we are not funded or operated by a national organization.

The primary goal of MOWMC is to nourish the disabled homebound seniors in Montgomery County, TX. Homebound and disabled seniors are one of the most vulnerable and the pressing public health issue of today.

MOWMC delivers 4,459 meals weekly (M-F) to roughly 950 disabled homebound seniors throughout Montgomery County. MOWMC currently has over 250 dedicated community volunteers delivering these nutritious meals, offering a safety check and giving the much needed companionship to our homebound elderly. More than 50% of the seniors we serve live alone. We receive about 100 calls each month from seniors requesting meals.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

A curbside transportation service for those who are either disabled or over the age of 65 years. From a simple hair cut or shopping trip to a critical doctors appointment, our transportation services help seniors, and the disabled avoid isolation and remain an active part of our community. MOWMC runs 6 ADA compliant buses and serves approximately 400 unduplicated clients each month. Senior Rides averages 1,500-1,700 rides each month.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
People with disabilities

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of older adults being supported to live at home through home care, assistive technology, and/or personal support plans

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors

Related Program

Meals on Wheels Home-Delivered Meals

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of homebound seniors we serve on a daily basis M-F

Number of attendees present at rallies/events

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is only the number of participants at two public events we hosted in 2017. 2016 had four events and 2015 no events. Overall our numbers are steadily increasing by a good amount.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Meals on Wheels Montgomery County seeks to provide strategically placed services to support the preventative healthcare of our homebound seniors, thus benefiting the individual, their family and the county at large. Our Meals on Wheels program provides both consistent nutrition and safety checks by friendly volunteers. These services are critical to our senior's health, safety and overall well-being. Our transportation program provides rides to essential errands, such as the doctor and grocery store, giving seniors the independence they seek to age in place.

As Montgomery County grows, so does the need for Meals on Wheels in our community. The goal of Meals on Wheels Montgomery County is to nourish those seniors in our community who are most vulnerable.

MOWMC delivers 2,750 meals weekly (M-F) to roughly 550 disabled homebound seniors throughout Montgomery County. MOWMC currently has over 180 dedicated community volunteers delivering these nutritious meals, offering a safety check and giving the much needed companionship to our homebound elderly. More than 50% of the seniors we serve live alone.
Additionally, MOWMC runs a successful Senior Rides program, which is a curbside transportation service for those who are either disabled or over the age of 65 years. From a simple hair cut or shopping trip to a critical doctor's appointment, our transportation services help seniors and the disabled avoid isolation and remain an active part of our community. MOWMC runs 6 ADA compliant busses and serves approximately 300 unduplicated clients each month. Senior Rides averages 1,200-1,400 rides each month.

Meals on Wheels Montgomery County is governed by a 14 member volunteer Board of Directors. The day to day business operations are managed by an Executive Director and a team of paid staff members.
MOWMC has administrative offices located at the Community Center in Conroe. These offices house the Executive Director, Finance, Development, and Transportation Directors and their staff. MOWMC also occupies office, kitchen and storage space at the Community Center in The Woodlands. This is where our Operations manager, Kitchen chef and Client Liaisons have their office and where all meals are prepared.

Each morning our kitchen opens at 6am, with our Chef and his assistant preparing the daily meals to be delivered. These “homemade" meals are mainly prepared from scratch and designed to meet the strict dietary guidelines set forth by HGAC. New menus are created regularly, with no menu being repeated throughout the month. Once the meals are prepared, plated, and ready to be delivered, they are loaded into coolers to stay warm. For those being delivered in The Woodlands, Oakridge and Shenandoah, they are picked up at our kitchen by local volunteers and delivered to our clients. For all other locations in Montgomery County, the coolers are first loaded into one of our three MOW vans, then delivered to one of our 6 volunteer pick-up locations around the county. Those living in the urban areas will receive a warm meal each weekday. Those living in rural areas, will receive 5 frozen meals one day/week supplemented with 2 phone calls each week. Frozen meals are made up of both meals prepared and frozen by MOWMC and third party purchased frozen meals. All meals are picked up at 10:30am, regardless of pick up location. Deliveries are finished by noon. Each urban route has an average of 8-10 seniors. Rural areas have a few less, as the distance between homes is greater. There are roughly 70 delivery routes in all.
Our Senior Rides Program is run out of our Conroe offices and include a dispach coordinator and several bus drivers.
These two programs have been running successfully since 1973.

Over the last several years, Meals on Wheels Montgomery County has consistently reduced the agency administrative costs to allow for the maximum of service units to senior adults. We operate with administrative expenses at under 9% and undergo the highest level of nonprofit audit, achieving the highest attainable rating. For these stated reasons and more, Meals on Wheels Montgomery County is currently operating at a level of model efficiency.

MOWMC currently serves 550 homebound seniors covering all of Montgomery County. In addition to our home-delivered meals, Meals on Wheels volunteers offer a much needed connection and safety check with each visit. Very often we find the homebound senior lives alone and the only person visiting them during the day is their delivery volunteer. This visit becomes not only their connection to the outside world, helping to alleviate loneliness, but the delivery volunteer can also alert MOWMC of any additional needs that arise, such as medical or adult protective services.
For the most food insecure seniors, MOWMC also offers breakfast bags, which are delivered twice a month by volunteers. These bags consist of non-perishable, nutritionally balanced breakfast items. Breakfast bag deliveries offer another form of contact and connection with the homebound senior which is especially important to those living in more rural areas.

MOWMC Senior Rides program transports hundreds of seniors each month in the roughly 1200 rides it makes each month.

We have also successfully launched our Animeals program, which provides pet food for our current homebound senior clients, who have companion pets. Most cannot afford additional food for their pets, but benefit from their companionship and are often found sharing their MOW lunch with them. Providing pet food alleviates this burden.

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Meals on Wheels Montgomery County

Board of directors
as of 05/17/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Randy Councill

Teligistics

Term: 2020 - 2024

Christopher Johnson

Woodforest National Bank

Heidi Legendre

Community Volunteer

Brittany Sloan

B Sloan Law

Justus Corley

Woodforest National Bank

J.B Cheatham

Minco Custom Machining

Jason Miller

City of Conroe

Steve Pilgrim

Retired - Entergy

Danny Holderman

Western Midstream

Sue Netherton

Waste Connections

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/17/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data