Meals on Wheels Texas, is a 501(c)(3) association of home-delivered and congregate meal programs for seniors and adults with disabilities in Texas. Meals on Wheels Texas promotes member networking, best practice sharing, education, pilot programs, and the distribution of scholarships and grant funds. Meals on Wheels Texas is affiliated with Meals on Wheels America, the oldest and largest national organization supporting more than 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation.
In 2007 the Association successfully worked with state legislators to pass a bill to develop Texans Feeding Texans, a home-delivered meal grant program that currently provides bi-annual funding administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). Approximately 140 home-delivered meals programs across Texas currently receive funding through this program, and the Association has been active in providing input and guidance to TDA on the administration of the program and funds. The Association has also worked closely with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, Texas Health and Human Services Commission, and the Texas Legislature to address rules and regulations that impact meal-serving organizations and advocate for member positions.