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Mission & History

Our Vision...
is a future where no adult is hungry, isolated, or forgotten


Our Mission
Empowering individuals of our community to maintain autonomy within the comfort of their homes by delivering nourishing meals, coordinating services, and providing personal interaction



Meals For The Elderly was a dream of Mary Alice Rodgers, who saw the need for a program to help homebound elderly with their meals so that they could delay or avoid going to nursing homes. In August 1974, her hard work and determination began to pay off. Working out of a building donated by Mr. Sol Mayer, Meals For The Elderly was born. With the help of former Tom Green County Commissioner Arley Guess and a handful of dedicated volunteers, meals were delivered to sixteen recipients. The result was the founding of a private nonprofit organization called Meals For The Elderly. As the need for this vital community service grew, the need for additional preparation facilities grew. In October 1986, the community showed its support for Meals For The Elderly by constructing a new facility in two week-ends (in barn-raising fashion) with the aid of hundreds of volunteers and the San Angelo Home Builders Association.

Today, Meals For The Elderly continues the mission that began in 1974. We have expanded our services to include Tom Green, Concho and Irion counties as well as Miles, TX. Over the years, more than two million meals have been delivered and more than 12,000 different individuals have received these meals.