Homebound Meals Inc. of Fort Wayne, Indiana does not receive government funding but depends upon financial and volunteer support to fulfill its mission to deliver hot, therapeutic meals to seniors and home-bound residents in our community.
Homebound Meals, Inc. of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is a proud member of the Meals On Wheels Association of America.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
~ Margaret Mead
Homebound Meals Mission:
“To enhance the quality of health and life of the homebound community by the delivery of the hot nutritional meals and the visits of the volunteer drivers.”
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Meet our “100% Volunteer” Board of Directors. Our Board of Directors are active, dedicated and committed to ensuring Homebound Meals can reach as many people as possible to deliver not just a hot nutritious meal but a touch of the outside world to those who aren’t mobile but want to remain in their homes. [+] more…
The Homebound Meals, Inc. program began service in Fort Wayne on March 1, 1971 from Lutheran Hospital with four meals. Within a month, another route was started at St. Anne’s Nursing Home. By August of the same year, Lutheran Hospital had three routes, St. Anne’s Nursing Home had two routes, and one route was delivered from Turtle Creek South. By November, we delivered from Parkview Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital also. Volunteers were recruited from church and service groups. The Red Cross trained the volunteers.
Homebound Meals, Inc. now delivers over fifteen routes each weekday with meals prepared at the Rehabilitation Hospital at Lutheran, St. Joseph Hospital and Parkview Health.
Homebound Meals, Inc. is a Not for Profit Organization. Most clients pay a minimal fee, which is the cost of the meals. Currently that is $5.20. Many of our clients who are unable to pay for their meals can apply to receive them at a subsidized price, if funds are available. Drivers volunteer their time and use of their car to deliver the meals to the clients. Some of our drivers have been driving since the inception of the program in 1971. Many volunteer drivers have driven for 10, 20, and even over 35 years. The drivers are dedicated and caring, and are the backbone of the program. This dedication is how how we are able to afford such low cost assistance.
The San Francisco women’s auxiliary to the American Medical Association was the first medical auxiliary to institute the meal delivery service. Later, the national auxiliary established a committee to encourage local auxiliaries to set up such programs. The Allen County Medical Auxiliary followed the directive of the national organization by assisting in the development of the Homebound Meals, Inc. program in 1971. Homebound Meals, Inc. is a member of the national Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA).