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- What are the eligibility guidelines?
- Is there a fee for service?
- How can someone get on the program?
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Here’s what one of our recipients has to say – “Rain or Shine”
We provide the following services.
Recipients enjoy the following special benefits (as available) in addition to their regular hot meal delivery.
The Lubbock Meals on Wheels Pet Program currently feeds over 300 dogs and cats that provide valuable companionship to our recipients. Volunteers deliver dry dog and cat food, every other week, to the pets of meal recipients who are unable to provide pet food for their furry friends. Donations of dry dog and dry cat food are always needed. Monetary gifts to the program, as well as pet memorials and pet tributes, are also welcome. We are also able to help with limited veterinary care and boarding.
Fresh flowers on Fridays (as available)
Flowers are donated by Lubbock Wholesale Florist and West Texas Wholesale Florist.
Birthday Surprise (Cake and Card)
Cakes are provided by:
- Glazed Honey Ham Co.
- Nothing Bundt Cakes
Magazines, books, and other reading materials
Reading materials are provided by members of the Lubbock community. (Magazines less than 1 year old please.)
Weekend Meal Sacks
Weekend meals are provided to 275 clients who have no access to, or assistance with meals over the weekend, when Lubbock Meals on Wheels is closed. Weekend meals consist of a frozen meal and easily prepared items such as soup, cereal, oatmeal, and crackers. We currently serve over 275 people each weekend. This program has a capacity and may have a wait list at times.
Lubbock Meals on Wheels is closed on the following holidays. Extra food and fresh fruit are sent out prior to a holiday for which we are closed.
- New Year’s Day
- Good Friday
- Memorial Day
- 4th of July
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving (2 days)
- Christmas (2-3 days)
An emergency meal box containing shelf stable food items will be distributed each fall to LMOW recipients. In the event that severe weather prohibits regular, hot meal delivery, Lubbock Meals on Wheels’ clients will be alerted via television and radio to use their emergency meal box.
Annual Food Box
Lubbock Meals on Wheels partners with the South Plains Food Bank to provide a Senior Food Box every December to eligible Lubbock Meals on Wheels’ recipients. The box contains a variety of dry and canned goods. Recipients are notified of delivery dates and times.
The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal now provides 260 newspapers per day (Monday-Friday) to be distributed free of charge to clients in Lubbock. A-J readers are generously sponsoring this special project.