Lubbock Meals on Wheels, Inc. Began in 1971 with a small group of caring board members, staff, and volunteers. Service began in April with the delivery of meals to 29 recipients, Monday through Friday.
In 1991, Lubbock Meals on Wheels purchased the building that is our current base of operation, and began serving over 350 recipients each day.
In 1997, a kitchen and the Volunteer Center were added to this location.
Pet Program Begins
In 1999, LMOW began its Pet Food Program, ensuring that recipients’ pets could remain at home to provide much-needed companionship. In this same year, LMOW received a grant that provided funding to purchase the van and supplies needed to begin a frozen meal program. This allows us to deliver to those in the rural areas one or two times each week. In November 2023, we are serving over 550 of our clients’ pets.
Where We Are Today
Today, with the help of over 1,600 volunteers, Lubbock Meals on Wheels serves over 1,000 meals each day and over 550 meals each weekend in the Lubbock and Wolfforth communities. In 2023, LMOW started delivering breakfast meal 3 times a week. We are currently serving over 800 people on our breakfast program. LMOW continues to coordinate with local resources and implement programming to help our clients remain independent, at home, and connected to their community.
Each service day, Lubbock Meals on Wheels provides a meal that includes an entrée, two sides, and bread/or dessert. We offer sugar-free desserts, soft meals, vegetarian meals, and other special diets to meet the needs of our recipients. Our volunteers do so much more than deliver meals. For many of our homebound clients, our volunteer may be the only person they see each day. The hot, nutritious meal we deliver is important but so is the daily human contact our volunteers provide. Our volunteers deliver many extra items such as breakfast, birthday cakes on clients’ birthdays, pet food, emergency meals, weekend meals, reading material, and fresh flowers most Fridays.