Our History

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

The Mission of 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.

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620 6th Street NW Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 299-1616

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Special Thanks

We would like to thank the generosity of the George W Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation for giving us a $15,000 Grant. Thank you for your support!

Special Thanks

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!

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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.

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

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We would also like to thank Florida Natural Growers Foundation for giving us $5,000 to help us continue our mission. Thank you for your support!