Upcoming Events

More info on our online events will be coming soon. Please check back with us to find out how you can support our program. Our 13th Annual fundraiser auction items will be sold online.

Volunteers Needed to Deliver Meals
Come join us! Take care of our Community!

“Together we can Deliver!
As a Meals on Wheels volunteer, during this COVID crisis it means dropping meals at the door and backing up to a safe distance before the recipient comes to the door. Conversations that have become the norm with the people delivered to now must happen from a distance. But with many people who get Meals on Wheels at elevated risk of complications from COVID-19, they are relying on meals delivered to their home more than ever. “It’s more of a wave with a ‘Hey, how are you doing?’” Our volunteers have to just rest easy knowing that they are still providing much needed food and a friendly face.

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Meals on Wheels through the eyes of our recipients & volunteers

Please give a special thanks to:


We would like to thank the generosity of the following funds within the GiveWell Community Foundation for 2020 George W Jenkins Fund $5,000
United Way of Central Florida and GiveWell Community Foundation $10,000
Russell & Lillian Quarles Fund $5,280
Eunice Lee Fuller Fund $1,000
Mark C & Lynn D Hollis Fund $1,000
John Wood $1,089
Ron & Audrey Thompson $150
Sal & Suzie Moraco $150
George Jenkins Foundation, Inc. $25,000
Thank you for your support!


We would like to acknowledge the generosity of the Publix Super Markets Charities for giving us $5,000 to help us continue our mission. Thank you for your support!


We’re grateful to receive a @Darden Citizen Restaurant Community Grant from our local LongHorn Steakhouse, Olive Gardens & Red Lobsters. This grant helps us advance our mission To Deliver a Hot, Nutritious Meal and a Daily Contact to the Homebound.


We would like to thank Winn-Dixie for giving us $5,000 to help us continue our mission. Thank you for your support!

Florida Natural Growers Foundation

We would also like to thank Florida Natural Growers Foundation for giving us $6,000 to help us continue our mission. Thank you for your support!

City of Winter Haven

We would like to thank the City of Winter Haven for giving us a $15,000 Grant/Donation for 2019 to help us Feed the Homebound! Thank you for your Support!

Grayce W. McNamara Foundation

Thank you for your 2020 Donation of $1,500 and your continued support!

Thanks to the Rays and Rowdies

Thank you to The Rays Community Fund Grant Program who provided $5,000 assistance to enhance and support Meals on Wheels of Polk County as we continue to deliver meals to the homebound. The Rays focused on providing support to our community in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Donations are very much appreciated on our website, by mail or phone. Thank you RAYS for providing a bright spot in a difficult time.


Meals on Wheels of America

Thank you for your support and donation in 2020 $12,000. 2021 member

We would like to thank the Citizens Bank & Trust

For giving us a $2,500 Grant/Donation for 2020 to help us Feed the Homebound! Thank you for your Support! Citizens bank

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Special Thanks to those who help us help you.

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Check out what some of our volunteers have said about working for Meals on Wheels. Check out our gallery.


Contact Us

Meals on Wheels of Polk County Inc.
620 6th Street NW Winter Haven,
FL, 33881
Phone: (863) 299-1616



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About Us

In 1972, Reverend James W. Kendell, pastor of the First Christian Church, along with a group of local church members, civic organizations, and many local individuals invested their time and resources into creating the Meals On Wheels of Winter Haven program. The program was later relocated to our present location at 620 6th Street NW. MOW is a non-profit corporation, chartered by the State of Florida.

Our Mission at Meals on Wheels of Polk County shall be to provide hot, nutritionally balanced meals and a daily contact to the homebound residents of the Polk County area. Our program provides a means of independence for many of our senior citizens – in some cases, it is a means of survival. MEALS ON WHEELS, Inc., is a non-profit organization, actively supported by churches, civic organizations, businesses, and hundreds of active volunteers and residents throughout the Polk County Area.