The meals on wheels program serves hot lunch meals to approximately 100 senior and disabled individuals 5 days a week. The majority of these live alone at or below poverty level with limited access to transportation. 5% report a moderate income level.
The congregate program (meals served on site) serves 28 individuals on average 5 days each week. The majority of these seniors enjoy health and financial factors that do not prohibit their mobility. Sadly, however, 40% have lost a spouse.
Number of Delivered meals provided in 2017
Our volunteers are the heart of the meals on wheels program. These volunteers have approximately 11 routes in Burkburnett.
Number of Congregate meals in 2017
Congregate meals are a social gathering around a nutritious meal. Pop in the Senior Citizen Center Monday - Friday at noon and eat a meal with other Seniors. We look forward to seeing you.
The Burkburnett Senior Citizens Center offers seniors the opportunity to enjoy fellowship around a warm meal and services to ensure each senior can remain independent with the convenience of a neighborhood dining facility. Other social activities include cards, dominoes, board games, bingo, crafting and quilting.
Located at 220 E 5th Street in Burkburnett. Lunches are served Monday - Friday at 12:00pm.
Meals on Wheels
The Meal Delivery Program is a holistic nutrition program that provides home delivered prepared meals for seniors and other homebound clients in the Burkburnett Community.
1 in 4 Seniors live ALONE
1 in 6 Seniors faces the threat of hunger
Volunteers are the life blood of our Home-Delivery Program. We deliver approximately 100 meals each week to home-bound seniors in Burkburnett. Most of these meals are delivered by Meals on Wheels Volunteers. Without our volunteer community we could not sustain the Home-Delivery Program which accounts for approximately 90% of our clientele.
You don’t have to invest a huge amount a time in order to make a difference in a senior’s life. It takes about 1 to 1 ½ hours to deliver a meal route. You can volunteer one day a week or more if you like. You can also volunteer to be a back-up driver in case of emergency or volunteer at our Congregate Dining during our noon lunch at Senior Citizen Activity Center.
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Our volunteers are the heart of our Meals on Wheels Program.
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The approximate cost of a meal is $6.62. How many meals can you provide?