In October 2017, Interfaith Ministries was proud to officially launch Meals on Wheels Galveston County, after being invited by the County to assume responsibility for their clients. We are now serving over 300 clients in Galveston County, having greatly reduced the waiting list. In our first full year of operation, we increased the number of clients served by 104%!

In addition to fresh weekday meals, services include a breakfast meal program for those seniors who are particularly frail and access to other services through IM’s Client Services department. It would also allow for expansion of IM’s aniMeals on Wheels program in Galveston County, which IM currently operates in partnership with the Galveston Island Humane Society. This program provides dog and cat food to feed seniors’ pets. IM is also working on establishing a strong volunteer network to expand service to the county.

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In spring 2021, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston/dba Meals on Wheels Galveston County purchased a building at 216 Byrd Street in La Marque in order to expand its operations in the region.

Galveston County has a growing need for home-delivered meals. In only three years, Meals on Wheels Galveston County has seen 147% growth in the number of homebound seniors it serves! Currently, the program provides meals and more to 791 unduplicated seniors in Galveston County. Each senior receives daily lunch, a supply of shelf-stable food to be used during hurricane season and winter weather, and comprehensive case management. Seniors with the highest need may also receive breakfast bags and weekend meals. Moreover, seniors with pets may enroll in the Animeals program to receive pet food.

“The finished building will provide space for our staff, volunteers, visitors, and will allow for drive-through pick-up of meals by our drivers for delivery,” explains Emily K. Watkins, Chair of the Meals on Wheels Galveston County Advisory Council.