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Our Mission: Promote the dignity and independence of seniors who are in need of nutritious meals, companionship, and Alzheimer’s care.

Our Vision: Eliminate hunger, alleviate isolation, and foster independence among seniors, in partnership with volunteers and the community.

The number of seniors in our country will grow exponentially in the coming years. Meals on Wheels is a proven public-private partnership that effectively addresses the challenges of aging by promoting health and improving quality of life for our nation's most vulnerable seniors. By leveraging the existing Meals on Wheels Network, we have the opportunity to not only keep seniors at home, where they want to be, but also save billions in tax dollars by keeping them out of more costly healthcare alternatives.

Hours
Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Vinsen Faris - Chief Executive Officer Send email
(210) 735-5115
Online and Virtual Assistance

Grace Place Alzheimer's Activity Centers partner with the Alzheimer's Association to provide additional resources for caregivers. Monthly support groups are held to provide education and peer support to individuals who are caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer's or dementia.

Staff are also up-to-date on additional local events and training offered within the Alzheimer's and dementia community and can refer family members, friends, and caregivers to these services, helping them navigate this difficult journey better.

This group is meeting virtually.

Click here or call (800) 272-3900 or (210) 735-5115 for more information.

Second Friday of the Month: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Christina Avena
(210) 735-5115
Updated within the last month

A proven leader in providing healthy meals to older adults, Meals on Wheels San Antonio was awarded a major contract by the city’s Department of Human Services to serve approximately 700,000 meals a year and up to 2,700 meals daily to adults 60 years and older in San Antonio’s neighborhood senior centers starting in January.

If you are a senior center interested in learning more about our services, please contact Ariana Barber. She can be reached by email or phone at 210.735.5115

Hours
Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last month

Pet Food Assistance: AniMeals, a donation-sustained service, provides monthly deliveries of supplemental pet food to clients who find it hard to maintain the nutrition of their furry companions. Each month, we provide 5,000 pounds of pet food to more than 600 pets. Volunteers deliver pet food on the third Saturday of every month and provide other wellness checks on seniors, further enabling their independence.

Veterinary Care Assistance: AniMeals provides access to and payment for veterinary care for pets of current Meals on Wheels San Antonio clients. We help keep our clients' furry companions healthy with the following veterinary services: wellness exams, vaccinations, spay/neuter, and flea prevention. Unfortunately, we are unable to assist with emergency vet visits.

Pet Care Assistance: We aim to support clients who cannot care for their pets due to poor eyesight, injuries, or hospitalization. Our AniMeals volunteers assist clients in caring for their pets through dog walking, temporary fostering, and transportation for grooming services. Volunteers care for these pets for a set period as needed by the client.

Eligibility: 

  • Must be receiving meals from Meals on Wheels San Antonio

  • Must reside in Bexar County 

  • Your pet must be a dog or cat. We are unable to provide services for other animals

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last week

Comfy Casas provides minor home repairs and, various home appliances to low-income seniors and disabled adults.

Client referrals come from intake assessment coordinators, volunteers, and paid delivery drivers. These essential visits enable us to identify and address the clients' home safety needs. The coordinator conducts an initial walk-through in person or over the phone to discuss much-needed repairs with the client. Minor home projects completed by volunteers. Projects beyond the scope of this service are referred to other organizations.

One of the easiest things we can do is ensure the temperature in our clients' homes is seasonally appropriate. So that means providing ACs and heaters to ensure our clients stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter. In 2020, we have helped 449 senior neighbors age comfortably and safely in their homes!

We are unable to accommodate major home repairs and electrical repairs.

To receive services from Comfy Casas:

  • You must be receiving meals from Meals on Wheels San Antonio.
  • Minor home repairs require the client to be the homeowner and reside in Bexar County.
Hours
Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last week

Meals on Wheels San Antonio provides emergency meal packages to the seniors we serve. These packages contain shelf-stable food items and are meant to address two main emergencies: immediate relief of hunger and potential weather conditions barring regular meal delivery.

Our Client Services Team supplies emergency meals to new clients who need an immediate food source. Emergency meals are also delivered every December to all meal recipients in anticipation of inclement weather.

Sign up for home-delivered meals here.

Hours
Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last week

The Meals on Wheels San Antonio Friendly Visitor Program is a volunteer-based program whose goal is to provide companionship and a meaningful friendship to a homebound citizen in Bexar County. Friendly Visitors are matched with a homebound senior based on similar interests, availability, and gender preference. Friendly Visitor volunteers can visit in person with a homebound senior and do things such as play games, take a walk, or chat over coffee or tea. The volunteer could also call the client every week to chat about how they are doing. This position is great for individuals who have a heart for helping out others and who would love to spend some free time with a person who needs a Friendly Visitor. Too often, seniors who are no longer able to leave their homes can start to feel isolated, lonely, and depressed, which may worsen existing health conditions.

Friendly Visitor volunteers help to alleviate concerns by visiting a homebound senior to provide much-needed companionship. Just a simple conversation can make all the difference to a lonely person.

Volunteers interested in becoming a Friendly Visitor must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Pass a criminal and sex offender background check
  • Complete a one-hour training/orientation
  • Be a little flexible in caring for recipients' need for quality time
  • Be able to relate positively and warmly to older adults

Friendly Visitor volunteers are matched with older adults based on personality and interest so that a bond can easily be developed. Once paired, volunteers are expected to provide friendship and conversation. In some cases, Friendly Visitors offer minor assistance where appropriate (e.g. walks in the neighborhood, computer assistance, etc.).

For more information about receiving services, or to volunteer, please contact Friendly Volunteer Coordinator, Jillian Huskin by email or call 210-735-5115.

Any Meals on Wheels client who needs companionship services, may be suffering from depression, or has experienced the loss of a loved one, may be eligible for service.

Hours
Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Jillian Huskin Send email
(210) 735-5115 x: 1406
Updated within the last week

Meals on Wheels San Antonio is a public-private partnership that enables older and disabled neighbors to remain healthier and independent in their homes, where they want to be, avoiding far more costly healthcare alternatives, such as unnecessary emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and nursing home placements. Meals on Wheels San Antonio prepares and delivers nutritious meals each weekday to older and disabled individuals in Bexar County and South Central Texas. Meals on Wheels prepares and delivers more than a meal to 4,000 neighbors every weekday. Services provided are:

  • Meal Delivery
  • Emergency Meals
  • Nutrition Information
  • Senior Center Meals
  • AniMeals - Pet Food Delivery
  • Friendly Visitor - Senior Friendship
  • Comfy Casas - Home Safety

Grace Notes Community Choir meets in person (at The Meadows at Morningside) and online (via Zoom) on Fridays from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM.

To join the Grace Notes Community Choir email Christina Avena, our Director of Alzheimer's Services. 

Friday: 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Christina Avena Send email
Updated within the last week

We deliver meals for lunch, breakfast, and the weekend. In fact, for many of our clients, the nutritious, lunch-time meal we provide is the only meal they eat a day.

To better maintain the health of these individuals Meals on Wheels also provides packages of breakfast food items and/or specially made frozen meals to offer additional nutrition outside of the lunch-time hours.

Potential new clients are screened over the phone and put on meal service as quickly as possible.

Click here to sign up for home-delivered meals.

Updated within the last week

This service is for you to submit a home-delivered meal service referral for yourself or others, but if you have questions or want more information about the services we provide, please complete the following so we can contact you. 

Click here for the Referral Form.

Updated within the last week

In-Person: Because the majority of our established volunteer force is aged 60 years or older, our once robust corps of 200 is down to about 25. If you are interested in volunteering to deliver meals, call (210) 735-3115 and ask for Community Engagement.

In-person volunteering is open to everyone who feels comfortable doing so. We do ask that masks be worn when interacting with staff and clients.

At Home: You can also support meal delivery by helping to raise funds for Meals on Wheels San Antonio by way of via social media posts that include a link to the MOWSA website or by asking friends and family to give online.

If you are interested in volunteering, email us, call 210-735-5115,  or use the Contact Form.

Hours
Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last week
12.00 miles away, 250 Donalan Dr, Converse, TX, 78109 , D7

Meals on Wheels provides meals to several San Antonio area senior centers to serve our community.

If you are a senior center interested in learning more about our services, please contact Program Director Marycela Barron. She can be reached by email or phone at 210.735.5115 ext. 1048.

Updated within the last week