Growing as a community service since 1971, Meals on Wheels of Coweta, Inc., (MOWOC) was established in 1981 and designated as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1994. MOWOC is a member of the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce, the Meals on Wheels Associations of America and Georgia, and is designated as the official Meals on Wheels Chapter in Coweta County. MOWOC operates under the direction of a fourteen-member volunteer board of directors and is staffed by four part-time employees and over 120 volunteers. MOWOC offers four services - home delivered meals, handyman services, pet care assistance, and friendly visitor services – at no cost to clients. Home delivered meals, home repairs, and regular companionship help clients live in their own homes, improve their nutritional health status, and enhance their quality of life.
Over eighteen thousand meals are served to MOWOC clients annually. Approximately 125 volunteers are involved in meal delivery, handyman repairs, food preparation, pet care assistance, and friendly visitors. The majority of MOWOC clients live alone with little or no help. The meal the client receives may be the only meal they eat that day.
Meals on Wheels of Coweta helps adults who:
- are 65 years old or older
- homebound because of disability or chronic illness
- are unable to prepare meals for themselves
- do not receive regular assistance from others
- may be on hospice care
- may live alone
All services are provided by volunteers who are the friendly faces, kind hearts, and helping hands that show our clients that their community still cares