Meals on Wheels of Norman
PO Box 1371
Norman OK 73070
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement Meals on Wheels of Norman will provide a nutritious meal to Norman's senior, disabled, and ill residents who are in need.
More than just a meal delivery.
Contact Information
Contact Name Lynn Haynes
Contact email info@mealsonwheelsnorman.com
Address PO Box 1371
Norman, OK 73070
Phone (405) 321-7272
Fax 405-321-8413
County Cleveland County
Alternate Address 528 East Main Street
Norman OK 73071
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card http://www.mealsonwheelsnorman.com
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Donations to Meals on Wheels of Norman can also be made through mail; P.O. Box 1371  Norman, OK  73070 or by telephone (405)321-7272.
 
If you would like to become a Meals on Wheels volunteer or would like to know about volunteer opportunities please visit our website mealsonwheelsnorman.com or email deana@mealsonwheelsnorman.com 
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $611,835.00
Projected Expenses $611,835.00
History and Background
Supported Organization Meals on Wheels of Norman
Year Founded 1972
IRS Ruling Year 1972
State Registration Expiration Jan 2018
Statements
Mission Meals on Wheels of Norman will provide a nutritious meal to Norman's senior, disabled, and ill residents who are in need.
Background

Meals on Wheels of Norman, Inc. a 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) non-profit agency.  Forty-five years ago, Tedo Prickett and June Morgan saw the need and brought Meals on Wheels to the Norman community.  The mission of Meals on Wheels is to provide nutritious noon-time meals to ill, disabled, and senior members of Norman.  Meals on Wheels has maintained the same basic philosophy to improve nutrition by providing meal service to the ill, disabled, and senior residents within the Norman city limits.  To improve the mental health of the isolated recipients by providing visitation; and to improve the well-being of senior citizens by coordinating with existing services in our community.

In order to serve the community, Meals on Wheels relies on a base of over 160 volunteer drivers to deliver approximately 300 meals each weekday.  There are 20 different routes that are delivered daily between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.  Volunteers deliver hot noon-time meals as well as, shelf-stable meals for the weekends and holidays, and pet food to our recipients with furry friends.  Our volunteers come from all walks of life and range in age from elementary school students to retirees.  The service these volunteers provide is much greater than just meal delivery.  They offer a lifeline to our isolated clients.  On many occasions volunteers have found clients in life threatening situations are were able to save the day by just being there.  During 2016 a total of 66,313 meals were delivered to 711 ill, disabled, and senior residents of Norman.

Meals on Wheels is governed by a Board of Directors who are active in all fundraising as well as daily operations.  The staff is comprised of three full-time and one part-time positions. Interns through the University of Oklahoma Work-Study Program and TANF workers provide additional office help.

Since 1972 Meals on Wheels of Norman has delivered 1.9 million meals to the ill, disabled, and elderly of our community.  Individually, the daily meal delivery provides friendly companionship, prevention of isolation, promotion of independent living, and life-saving interaction. Meals on Wheels is a very needed and worthwhile service in our community.

Impact
During 2016 Meals on Wheels provided 66,313 meals to 711 frail of health and home-bound seniors. More than just a meal delivery service the Meals on Wheels s provides healing through proper nutrition, ‘peace of mind’ through daily visitation, and dignity by promoting independent living. The wonderful Meals on Wheels volunteers serve as a life-line to this often forgotten and isolated population.
 
The 2016 survey results show that 100% of our meal recipients are able to maintain healthier diets. 92% report that they are less isolated due to the program and 99% say they able to live independently as a result. Additionally, 96% report improved physical and improved emotional health and 99% feel safer as a result of the meal delivery.
Needs Meals on Wheels of Norman receives no federal or state funding, meals are provided through a sliding scale fee.  Currently 85% of the individuals served cannot afford to pay the full cost of the meal.  Two-thirds of all Meals on Wheels clients pay less than one-third the cost of the meal or receive the meals free of charge.  Donations are used to help subsidize the cost of providing meals to frail of health and home-bound senior members of our community.  Annually the cost of providing meals is over $300,000 each year.

 Volunteers are the driving force behind Meals on Wheels.  A minimum of 100 drivers are needed to get the meals out each week.  Both regular and volunteer driving positions are available.  Special events like our annual golf tournament and poinsettia sale also have open volunteer positions. 

Meals on Wheels also has a pet food program for clients with furry friends.  Last year 6,947.13 pounds of pet food were delivered.  There is no cost to the Meals on Wheels clients for this program.  Animeals program is funded through donations of pet food and contributions specifically designated for pet food. 

Contributions, volunteerism, and special projects are all ways to make a difference in the lives of the ill, disabled, and senior members of our community.

CEO/Executive Director Statement Meals on Wheels is governed by a Board of Directors who are active in all fundraising as well as daily operations with 100% contributing financially. The dedicated staff is comprised of three full-time and one part-time positions. Interns through the University of Oklahoma Work-Study Program and TANF workers provide additional office help.  Since 1972 Meals on Wheels of Norman volunteers have delivered  1.9 million meals to the ill, disabled, and elderly of our community. Individually, the daily meal delivery provides friendly companionship, prevention of isolation, promotion of independent living, and life-saving interaction. Meals on Wheels is a very needed and worthwhile service in our community.
Board Chair Statement
Meals on Wheels of Norman is a truly wonderful organization and a great benefit to our community.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Norman
Meals on Wheels delivers nutritious noon-time meals to the ill, disabled, and senior members of the Norman, Oklahoma community.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Human Services/Senior Centers/Services
Tertiary Organizational Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition/Food Programs
Programs
Description Meals on Wheels of Norman delivers approximately 80,000 nutritious meals per year to the elderly, ill, and disabled of our community.  Much more than just a meal delivery, the wonderful volunteer driver often is the only bright spot for the day for our isolated and often forgotten population.  For many the daily delivery serves as a life-line, there have been many occasions were individuals are found in dire straits.  Most often from a fall but sometimes in extreme medical emergencies.  In all cases the Meals on Wheels volunteer driver was able to save the day just by being there.
Strategy
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens Elderly and/or Disabled People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.
The 2013 survey results show that 98% of our clients report having a healthier diet as a result of the program.  95% state they have improved physical and emotional health.  96% report that they are able to remain independent as a benefit of receiving the meal delivery service.  Another success indicator for Meals on Wheels is that there is no waiting list to receive meal services, meaning that we are able to respond immediately to the need for services in Norman.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. The ultimate success of Meals on Wheels of Norman is to ensure that 'No Senior Goes Hungry".  It is our goal that seniors and individuals with disabilities be able to live out their lives with dignity and respect in the home of their choice.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Annual surveys, home visits, volunteer, staff, family, and caregiver observations are the tools used for outcome measures.  The following are quotes take from the 2013 client survey; "Meals on Wheels makes my day better, I enjoy talking to such caring people," "There is an outside world, and I can eat everyday, and if there is a problem I can tell someone and get help," "I appreciate seeing the wonderful folks that deliver my food.  I'm often lonely,"  and "I have severe arthritis in my back, feet, and legs, I can't stand long enough to cook.  May God bless you all for the help you give."
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
Client quote from 2009 survey, "Meals on Wheels saved my life in April when I had low blood sugar."
Description Meals on Wheels of Norman provides pet food at no charge to our home-bound and senior clients with furry friends at home.  The pet food program was created based on need.  It has been very well received for over ten years now.  The Animeals program is supported by grants, contributions, and pet food donations.
Strategy
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. Short-term success is to provide proper nutrition for the pets of our senior, ill, and disabled clients through the Animeals program.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. The ultimate goal of the Animeals program is to help our ill, disabled, and senior clients live better lives and  provide proper nutrition for their pets.  The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society cites many health benefits for seniors with pets. These benefits include lower blood pressure, fewer trips to the doctor, less depression, and taking better care of themselves.   
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. All Meals on Wheels clients are surveyed annually.  In this questionnaire specific questions about the Animeals program are included to measure the success of the program.  Additionally, data is collected on specific needs of each pet.  Deliveries are monitored through spreadsheets.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
The following is a quote from a Meals on Wheels client and Animeals recipient, "I rescued three starving kittens and didn't have the heart to call the pound so any help is appreciated."  
 
Each year approximately 80 individuals participate in the Animeals program with around 100 pets. All are appreciative of the program and rely on the quality pet food provided. 
Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments Meals on Wheels is governed by a Board of Directors who are active in all fundraising as well as daily operations with 100% contributing financially. The dedicated staff is comprised of three full-time positions and one part-time position. Interns through the University of Oklahoma Work-Study Program and TANF workers provide additional office help. The Meals on Wheels volunteer base is comprised of 160 dedicated individuals.

Meals on Wheels works diligently to ensure the well-being of our ill, disabled, and senior clients, an often forgotten and isolated population. Individuals that receive Meals on Wheels report better nutrition, reduced isolation, improved emotional and physical health and greater independence.

Since 1972 Meals on Wheels of Norman volunteers have delivered 1.74 million meals to the ill, disabled, and elderly of our community. Individually, the daily meal delivery provides friendly companionship, prevention of isolation, promotion of independent living, and life-saving interaction. Meals on Wheels is a very needed and worthwhile service in our community.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Lynn Haynes
Start Date Mar 2002
Email lynn@mealsonwheelsnorman.com
Experience Lynn Haynes, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels of Norman is a Norman native and graduate of the University of Oklahoma. Lynn has been employed in the nonprofit world for 20+ years, working at Meals on Wheels of Norman for 20 years. Lynn has served as director of Meals on Wheels for the past 15 years during which the program has nearly tripled in size.
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Summer McGuireAssociate Director
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 3
Number of Part-time Staff 1
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 160
Staff Retention Rate 100
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 3
Not Specified 0
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2016
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Collaborations
Meals on Wheels of Norman has many collaborations including, Norman Regional Health Services, United Way of Norman, Independence Council, Aging Services, local home healthcare agencies, doctor offices, hospice agencies, ABLE, and many more local agencies that serve the ill, disabled, and/or senior members of our community.
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Meals on Wheels Association of America1998
Risk Management Provisions
Accident and Injury Coverage
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Comments on Staff & Management
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Experts report that 50% of all health conditions impacting older Americans are directly connected to a lack of nutrients.  Simply put, Meals on Wheels is the answer!  Our 2016 annual survey results show that 100% of meal recipients say that they have a healthier diet and 99% credit MOW with their ability to remain independent.  96% of the respondents report improved emotional and physical health.  Another 92% state that they are less isolated due to the program and 99% say they feel safer.   

The essential service provided by Meals on Wheels is threatened by reductions in funding and the uncertain economy.  Our organization is at risk of reducing meal deliveries and establishing a waiting list!  More than 85% of the individuals served by Meals on Wheels are unable to pay at a level that covers the cost of the meal.  One-third of our clients receive the meals free of charge.  It is imperative that our organization cover the cost of all meals regardless of the income status of our clients.  Meals on Wheels needs your help to ensure that all frail of health and homebound seniors in need will receive meals, regardless of income status.   A gift of $100 will provide meals to an individual for more than a month, a gift of $1,000 will provide meals for a year.    

Meals on Wheels is a very worthwhile organization whose volunteers provide a life-saving service.  Our organization is governed by an active and dedicated board of directors with 100% contributing financially.  I hope that you will help the ill, disabled, and senior individuals served by Meals on Wheels.  Thank you for your time and consideration.  

Board Chair
Name Ms Jackie Farley
Company Affiliation Wise Women
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2018
Email jackiefarley@yahoo.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of Feb 08, 2017
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Lydia Bare Bare Property ManagementVoting
Jane Bowen Moore Norman Technology CenterVoting
Jeanette Capshaw Moore Norman Technology CenterVoting
Dee Cody Embassy SuitesVoting
Pam Campbell Crawford Life Care OklahomaVoting
Debbie Eddy First Bank and TrustVoting
Jackie Farley Wise WomenVoting
Kevin Foster Norman Police DepartmentVoting
Aimee Franklin University of OklahomaVoting
Joey Griffith Communications Federal Credit UnionVoting
Kevin Henry University of OklahomaVoting
Amanda Jones Norman Regional Health SystemVoting
Krissie Koepp ChemsearchVoting
Jessica Landers First Fidelity BankVoting
Travis Lowry Eide BaillyVoting
James Parker State Farm InsuranceVoting
Stephanie Royce Moore Norman Technology Center
Brad Shipman Brockhaus JewleryVoting
Alun Skitt Rivermont Retirement CommunityVoting
Clayton Stewart Chickasaw NationVoting
Michael Tisdale Retired Community VolunteerVoting
Charles Woods Retired Community VolunteerVoting
Cindy Zumwalt First American BankVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 18
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 12
Not specified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Standing Committees
Community Outreach / Community Relations
By-laws
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Executive
Finance
Personnel
Volunteer
Advisory Board
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Kristen Hucks Oklahoma Hospice
Courtney McLaughlin Brookdale
Blaine Nice Fellers Snider
Comments on Board & Governance
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments Meals on Wheels is an essential and worthwhile organization in our community.
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017-Dec 31, 2017
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $611,835
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $611,835
Financial Documents
Audit2015
Audit2014
Audit2013
Audit2012
Audit2011
Audit2010
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Contributions------
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
--$75,657$77,518
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$279,507$70,204$83,463
$92,500$97,744$102,000
$98,519$98,427$102,987
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,470$1,550$6,775
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$65,572$113,117$100,498
Revenue In-Kind--$132,079$118,972
Other--$1,305--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$480,722$483,165$484,925
Administration Expense$26,601$26,470$24,951
Fundraising Expense$26,601$83,794$75,958
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.010.991.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses90%81%83%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue6%23%21%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$429,599$423,769$427,738
Current Assets$343,529$107,643$124,434
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$6,201$4,015$3,331
Total Net Assets$423,398$419,754$424,407
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities55.4026.8137.36
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $279,507Revenue In-Kind $132,079Revenue In-Kind $118,972
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revnue $98,519Special Events $113,117Earned Revenue $102,987
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndirect Public Support $92,500Earned Revenue $98,427Indirect Public Support $102,000
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments A growing trend for Meals on Wheels is lower income and younger seniors coming into the program.  Fewer individuals are able to afford even the lowest cost per meal.
Foundation Staff Comments
Current financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's IRS 990s.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.  All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements. 
 
Note:  There was a prior period adjustment to the beginning Net Assets as of 1/1/2014 from $424,407 to $423,100 a reduction of $1,307. 
 
The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources:  IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements - board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization.  We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies.  With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.
 
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Address PO Box 1371
Norman, OK 73070
Primary Phone 405 321-7272
Give with Credit Card http://www.mealsonwheelsnorman.com
CEO/Executive Director Lynn Haynes
Board Chair Ms Jackie Farley
Board Chair Company Affiliation Wise Women

 

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