Sunday, June 13, 2021

Southlake Cares: Metroport Meals on Wheels

Neighbors Helping Neighbors to alleviate hunger, isolation and loneliness in our communities, and to foster the independence, worth and dignity of each individual they serve.

For 21 years, the City of Southlake and Metroport Meals on Wheels have joined forces to support area seniors by providing hot lunches and a friendly face to those in need.

Now, with many senior-related resources closed due to COVID-19 concerns, MMOW needs our help.

How You Can Help

Currently, in addition to their ongoing home delivery mail program, MMOW is providing a Weekly Curbside Meal program on Mondays at the Southlake Senior Activity Center. There is a $4 charge for meals, but MMOW never turns away a person in need because of an inability to pay.

“We are serving about 100 seniors each week in Southlake with this program,” Southlake Senior Services Coordinator Soheila Phelps said.

To keep going, MMOW needs monetary donations and items on their ongoing Amazon Wish List, which are critical to their operation. MMOW also needs volunteers to help prepare and distribute meals. You can learn more about volunteering for MMOW on their website.

Double Your Donation

The Carl C. Anderson Sr. and Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation has provided a $20,000 Challenge Grant to assist with MMOW’s home-delivered meals that are urgently needed. Every dollar you give now will be DOUBLED (up to $20,000 total), providing TWICE as many lifesaving meals for the hungry seniors and medically fragile neighbors we serve together. Thank you for your support! Click here to DOUBLE YOUR DONATION.

If you decide to make a financial contribution, please make sure to list Southlake Cares in the “How did you hear about us?” section. If you need more information about donating, visit Metroportmow.org or call MMOW at 817-491-8534.

Southlake Cares

Metroport Meals on Wheels is one of the organizations involved in the Southlake Six-Month Challenge. Visit the Southlake Cares webpage to see where you might fill a need and then click on the button that says “Learn More.” On that page, there are links to take you to our partners’ websites. From there, you can choose how you want to make a difference. If you do decide to give, please be sure to indicate Southlake Cares as your honoree.

From now until December, we will feature each one of our partners and tell you how they are helping the city. We will also track the Challenge’s progress to let you know how things are going and if our organizations are encountering a specific need.

We need your help to show we’re Southlake Strong and that Southlake Cares. Thanks for caring!

Serving Up Fashion with Impact

Plan on lunch this Friday at the Marriott Solana!  The 2012 Metroport Meals on Wheels Fashion Show and Shopping Bazaar is this Friday starting at 10:00 a.m.   This year’s theme is Serving Up Fashion with Impact and its purpose is to help raise funds for Metroport Meals on Wheels which serves people in northeast Tarrant, south Denton and south Wise Counties.

According to its website, Metroport Meals On Wheels, Inc. (MMOW) is a nonprofit organization which organizes volunteers to deliver hot lunches to homes of individuals who are elderly, frail, chronically ill or homebound. Although most program participants receive meals on an on-going basis, MMOW also helps during periods when someone needs temporary or short-term assistance.

MMOW also provides help for active seniors by creating and managing senior center community luncheon programs (such as the one in Southlake) and promoting already established senior centers.

This year’s fashion and style sponsors include Doncaster, Brides and Beaux, Brooks Brothers, David Hunt Furs Inc., Sadie’s Upscale Consignment and Resale and Isabella’s Exclusive Salon.

Event sponsors include Fonda Martin-Fonda Enterprises; Allied Waste Services, AT&T; Joyce Owen; Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine; Terry and Barry Clark; Frost Banking, Investment, Insurance; Greater Southlake Women’s Society; Mary King; Susann F. Land, MD; Virginia M. Muzyka; Roxann Taylor & Associates, Realtors; Wells Fargo; American Airlines American Eagle; 360 West; and Our Great City.

Tickets are on sale onlinePlatinum, gold, silver and IMPACT table sponsorships are also available.

For more information about this event and Metroport Meals on Wheels please visit: www.MetroportMOW.org.