FAQ

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What if the weather is bad and Mobile Meals is unable to deliver?

At least once a year, Mobile Meals sends out “Blizzard Bags” that contain enough non-perishable food to tide you over for a couple days in case we can’t deliver meals.  We encourage you to always keep some basic food on hand in case of emergencies. 

What if I have to be gone when the meal is going to be delivered?

Call Mobile Meals at (405) 341-3111 BEFORE 9:15 a.m. if you have to be gone.  If possible, call at least the day before you will be gone.  You can leave a message on our answering machine if we are not able to answer the phone.

What does it cost to have the Mobile Meals?

We will never ask clients to give us their income, therefore, it is up to each individual to let us know how much they can contribute per meal. We have clients who contribute $0.50-$5.00 per meal. We are not a government funded program, therefore, anything you can do to help us cover the cost of the meal is helpful. If you cannot contribute we do not want that to be the reason you don’t get the meal, so give us a call!

What if I am the primary caretaker of my spouse who is homebound, but I am not homebound?

In this situation, we would love to bring a meal to both of you. We know that being a caretaker is a lot of work and want to ease your load.

What kind of food do you serve?

We strive to serve a nutritionally balanced meal each and every day. For some, this meal is the only thing they will eat each day and we understand the importance we play in their lives. If you would like to see the specific items, please view the menu. We will always keep the menu up to date.

What area do you serve?

The boundaries that we currently serve are May Avenue to Sooner Road and Sorghum Mill to 122nd St.

How is Edmond Mobile Meals funded?

We are funded by private donations, grants and hold many fundraisers throughout the year. We do not receive any type of government funding. Our 501(c)(3) program relies on the generosity of the community.  Funding is provided by contributions from meal recipients, churches, businesses, social and civic organizations, and volunteers.  Please contact us or make a one-time or ongoing contribution online.

How can I help?

We always have ways in which you can volunteer at Edmond Mobile Meals, whether it’s driving a route, working in the kitchen or helping out in the office, there are many ways in which you can be involved!

We would also ask that you keep us in mind when you are looking to make a donation, we serve around 200 people each day and could not do it without the help of those in the community who have given of their resources.

How long do the recipients receive meals?

Meals can be either short-term (less than 3 months) or long-term (as long as the recipient qualifies).

Do you provide a pet food program?

We do not provide pet food but instead work with The Pet Food Pantry of Oklahoma City who provides pet food and pet services to low-income senior citizens and the homeless.

What other resources are available?

Edmond Mobile Meals partners with other organizations in the community to provide resources to our clients.  For a list of those resources, please ask a staff member.

Is there a minimum age requirement for volunteers?

Volunteers should be at least 18 years of age to cook and deliver meals by themselves.  We welcome children under the age of 18 to deliver with a family member or friend who is at least 18 years of age.

Can someone volunteer to satisfy court ordered community service?

We currently do not have opportunities for individuals needing court ordered community service.