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About Edmond Mobile Meals

Edmond Mobile Meals in Edmond, Oklahoma is a non-profit charitable organization, and has operated independently since 1974.

Our mission is to provide nourishing meals to elderly and disabled persons who are unable to prepare meals for themselves. The meals and daily contact by caring volunteers allow frail, homebound persons to remain independent and in their own homes.

Mobile Meals requires a team effort of volunteers of all ages, from retired to young adults. Some help every week, while others volunteer once a month. The generous support of the people of the community, churches, the City of Edmond, and the civic and social organizations has been tremendous.

Volunteers and financial contributors have always been the backbone of this program. Edmond Mobile Meals could not operate without their unselfish support. Volunteers not only deliver meals to homebound disabled people, but perhaps even more importantly, they show their concern, love and compassion. For many clients, volunteers are the only people they see each day and represent their link to the outside world.

About Edmond Mobile Meals

Edmond Mobile Meals in Edmond, Oklahoma is a non-profit charitable organization, and has operated independently since 1974.

Our mission is to provide nourishing meals to elderly and disabled persons who are unable to prepare meals for themselves. The meals and daily contact by caring volunteers allow frail, homebound persons to remain independent and in their own homes.

Mobile Meals requires a team effort of volunteers of all ages, from retired to young adults. Some help every week, while others volunteer once a month. The generous support of the people of the community, churches, the City of Edmond, and the civic and social organizations has been tremendous.

Volunteers and financial contributors have always been the backbone of this program. Edmond Mobile Meals could not operate without their unselfish support. Volunteers not only deliver meals to homebound disabled people, but perhaps even more importantly, they show their concern, love and compassion. For many clients, volunteers are the only people they see each day and represent their link to the outside world.

History of Edmond Mobile Meals

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.

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 over 200 meals each day and have a volunteer force of over 400 caring citizens.

Location

25 W 3rd St.
Edmond, OK 73003

Contact

Phone: 405.341.3111

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