To provide a hot, noontime meal to Edmond's homebound elderly, disabled and convalescing adults, without regard to income or age, and to provide social contact by a daily visit.
Edmond Mobile Meals began in 1971 as a telephone ministry that was organized by several local churches. This group of individuals began calling homebound residents on a daily basis to ask what their needs were and to lend a friendly voice. What this group quickly realized was that the biggest need of those whom they were calling was simply a meal. This ministry developed into what is now Edmond Mobile Meals and has been serving hot noon-time meals since April 22, 1974. The first day of service, we delivered 6 meals and are currently averaging 190 per day. We currently have over 350 volunteers who serve daily in the kitchen, drive a route, help with inventory, do grocery shopping, put together blizzard and birthday bags as well as assist in the office. Without their tenacity and continued efforts, Edmond Mobile Meals would not be able to serve the almost 400 people a year that we do. Our goal is to make sure we never have anyone on a waiting list and are able to serve the growing elderly population in Edmond.
Edmond Mobile Meals (EMM) brings improved nutrition, independence, a break from isolation and a greater security to the homebound elderly and disabled citizens in our community.
As the population of our city continues to age, the number of elderly, homebound individuals will continue to increase. It is our desire as an organization to provide meals for all of the people in Edmond who cannot leave their homes or may be unable to prepare their own meals
The 300 volunteers, financial contributors, board members and staff at Edmond Mobile Meals understand that cooking and delivering meals to the people in our community is a privilege. They are the backbone of this great program and Edmond Mobile Meals could not operate without their unselfish support.
Yet it is through this service, that our volunteers receive more than they give. Mother Teresa said, “If you want to feel good about yourself, go out and volunteer for someone else …” Sharing smiles, love, kindness and a warm meal—neighbors helping neighbors in Edmond--is what makes EMM more than just a meal.
Edmond Mobile Meals in Edmond, Oklahoma is a non-profit charitable organization, and has operated independently since 1974. It provides hot, nourishing meals to elderly and disabled persons who are unable to prepare meals for themselves. The meals and daily contact by caring volunteers allow frail, homebound persons to remain in their own homes, where they want to be. Other people need just a little help to recover from an illness or hospitalization.
We serve people who are:
Unable to easily prepare nutritious meals
Without consistent daytime assistance from another person
In the Edmond area
These are general guidelines so if you feel you or someone you know would benefit from receiving Mobile Meals, please contact us. There are no age or income requirements. We ask that, where possible, those receiving meals make a small contribution for their meals.
The current menu is available here and next month's menu is available here.
Mobile Meals has operated independently since 1974 and provides approximately 190 meals each day, five days a week. The meals and daily contact by caring volunteers allow frail, homebound persons to remain in their own homes, where they want to be.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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