Meals on Wheels Ministry, Inc.

A Ministry Serving Our Community

aka Meals on Wheels East Texas   |   Tyler, TX   |  https://www.MealsOnWheelsETX.org

Mission

Meals on Wheels Ministry delivers nutritious meals, safety checks and other services that enable seniors and disabled citizens to remain in their own homes.

Ruling year info

1975

Executive Director

Ms Tiffany Damskov

Main address

3001 Robertson Road

Tyler, TX 75701 USA

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EIN

23-7313019

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Meals on Wheels (K36)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Meals on Wheels Ministry works together with our partners and our community to keep seniors and community members with disabilities living independently at home and feeling more vital and connected.

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?

Home Delivered Meals

Meals on Wheels Ministry, Inc., delivers nutritious meals, safety checks and other services that enable seniors and disabled citizens to remain in their own homes in Gregg, Henderson, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood Counties in East Texas.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
People with disabilities

Meals Fur Pets is a partnership program that provides supplementary dog and cat food for our clients' household pets. Pets Fur People is our major partner, and through their donations of pet food, we are able to make monthly deliveries of dry food to our clients who need assistance in feeding their pets. We believe that Meals Fur Pets is a critical extension of our services, because it enables our clients to keep their pets living at home. For many of our clients, a household pet is their only constant companion. Many studies have shown that a pet can not only improve a person's physical health, but also improve his or her quality of life by providing much needed friendship. If a client of ours is having a hard time caring for his own nutritional needs, it certainly is likely that he will be challenged in caring for his pets. By delivering pet food each month, we make sure our clients AND their pets are able to remain living together, at home.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
People with disabilities

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Meals on Wheels Association of America 2020

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2020

United Way Member Agency 2020

Tyler Texas Chamber of Commerce 2020

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 meals delivered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Home Delivered Meals

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of donors retained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients served

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

Adults

Related Program

Home Delivered Meals

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

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

Adults

Related Program

Home Delivered Meals

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Our goals are as follows:
- To supply homebound seniors and disabled citizens nutritious meals.
- To abate the loneliness and isolation of elderly and disabled persons by providing daily contact with members of their communities.
- To promote the health, safety, and welfare of all elderly and disabled persons in East Texas.

Through a combination of State, Federal, and private funding, we prepare a fresh, hot meal that meets the Recommended Daily Allowances for the elderly population we serve. We ensure the delivery of these meals directly to the doors of our clients. This basic service is often the only barrier standing between our clients and life in a nursing home. Not only do we serve their nutritional needs, we also provide the comfort of a daily visit to men and women who often receive no other visitors each day. This enables us to monitor their health and wellness and to even intervene in the event of an emergency.

As the only organization in our service area that delivers a fully prepared, fresh, hot meal directly to clients' homes, Meals on Wheels Ministry is uniquely qualified to help keep seniors and disabled people living in their own homes. Our kitchen is designed to accommodate a need that we expect to increase, as the aging population has reached the point of exponential growth. We pursue a diverse fundraising plan each year in order to raise the funding necessary to meet the entire need expressed in the communities we serve, and rely heavily on volunteers to help keep operating costs low. With over 40 years of experience in East Texas, Meals on Wheels Ministry is uniquely qualified to address the issue of senior hunger, even as the need grows and changes.

One of the greatest signals of success here at Meals on Wheels Ministry is the absence of a client waiting list. We are able to immediately begin serving all qualified homebound seniors and disabled individuals who request our service. As time goes by, we would like to not only grow our capacity to serve, but also improve all aspects of service to our clients, ranging from the delivery of additional meals (like daily breakfasts and weekend meals), improved quality of foods, meal choice, and other services that could improve the quality of life for those we serve. One such program, called "Meals Fur Pets," provides dog and cat food to our clients. We believe that if a client has trouble providing food for themselves, they most certainly will encounter struggles in providing for their household pets. We also know that a pet can greatly improve the quality of life for a homebound individual, not only making an isolated person happier, but also increasing their physical and mental health and longevity. We hope to grow this program, as well as introduce others like home repair services in order to further improve the lives of those we serve.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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Meals on Wheels Ministry, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 2/17/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Chris Green


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Mr Carl Watson

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Betty Turman

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Board leadership practices

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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? No
  • 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? No
  • 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 02/17/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data