History

In 1974, Edmond Mobile Meals began because of a need that was discovered in the community. A group of dedicated neighbors started a telephone ministry to call the homebound residents of Edmond to simply check in and see if they needed anything.

For many of these residents, these callers were the only voice they heard all day and were a source of encouragement. What these dedicated citizens discovered was that the greatest need these homebound individuals had was a hot meal, there were many people, because of their situation, who could not make a nutritious meal for themselves.

Edmond Mobile Meals History, First Director Carolyn Vance

On April 22, 1974, with the help of 7 local churches donating $25 each, Edmond Mobile Meals began and delivered six meals. These local churches gave not only of their resources but provided many volunteers and still do to this day. They include:

  • St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • First United Methodist Church
  • St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
  • Peace Lutheran
  • First Christian Church
  • Southern Hills Christian Church

One of the founders of the organization and the first director was Carolyn Vance. Carolyn had a heart for serving others, she often said “This project is a true witness of the miracles that can happen when a community of people who care, combines their efforts and work together in service.

Edmond Mobile Meals has come a long way since that first day in 1974. We now serve almost 200 meals each day and have a volunteer force of over 350 caring citizens.