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Tabitha March for Meals on Wheels

Help Friends and Neighbors Remain Independent

Tabitha’s March for Meals is a monthlong celebration of Tabitha’s Meals on Wheels program, the first program of its kind in Lincoln. It’s geared toward rallying the capital city to support those who rely on this vital safety net to remain healthy and independent at home.

For some residents, all that’s needed to successfully continue living at home is a hot, delivered meal. For over 50+ years and counting, Tabitha Meals on Wheels answers this need by serving more than 500 clients every day—including holidays and snow days.

The need for this program has risen 62 percent in the past decade. Although more than 70 percent of clients served cannot afford the $6.25 cost for a meal, Tabitha continues to provide this service thanks to generous donors and 1,000 dedicated volunteers.

These daily deliveries provide more than a meal; they bring a friendly face and a safety check. For 85 percent of the recipients, volunteers are often the only people they have face-to-face contact with each day.

Get involved through March and beyond:

GIVE

Make an ongoing impact by providing meals monthly.

MARCH IN AND DINE

Click for a list of Lincoln restaurants giving back through the “March IN and Dine” initiative. These include: Venue, Lazlo’s, Valentino’s and more.

RUN/WALK

Join us on Saturday, March 30, at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo for the Tabitha Miles for Meals Run, featuring new 10-mile, 5k and 1-mile courses. Click to learn more and register.

SUPPORT

Designate your corporate gifts or grant dollars to Tabitha Meals on Wheels

VOLUNTEER

Adopt a daily, weekly or monthly route to deliver meals to Tabitha clients.

To learn more about Tabitha's March for Meals on Wheels, click here or contact Tabitha Foundation, 402.486.8509.

News Feed

Tabitha offers support groups and individual hospice volunteer training throughout March in Lincoln, York, Seward, Auburn, Nebraska City, Aurora, Grand Island, NE, and surrounding areas. Learn more.

As we age, the health of our eyes decline and we may experience an overall reduced ability to see things clearly. Read more about common issues and a few helpful tips to keep your eyes healthy.

Please vote for Tabitha daily for the Lincoln's Choice Awards Feb. 10-23, 2020, for best: home health care, senior care, physical therapy, work environment, charity, senior living & customer service.

Tabitha welcomes Brian Shanks as chief financial officer. He also serves as Tabitha’s corporate compliance and privacy officer. Read more.

If high blood pressure isn't controlled, it can lead to medical complications. Here are just a few tips to prevent issues as you age.

Tabitha offers grief groups and hospice volunteer training throughout February in Lincoln, York, Grand Island and Nebraska City, NE. Learn more.

It’s out with the old and in with the new, and we’re ready to say hello to bright beginnings in 2020.

Tabitha is proud to partner with the Lincoln Track Club to present the Tabitha Miles for Meals Run on Saturday, March 28, 2020. See our training plans here.

Participating in social activities can help improve your overall well-being. Here are ways you can stay connected with others and boost your social health.

It is that time of year again, when friends and families gather for seasonal festivities. For some, the holidays may serve as the only time they are able to visit their loved ones. This is an ideal time to do a well-being check too. Read more.

Singing with others has numerous health benefits for your body and mind. Here are a few ways to be healthier and happier with music in your life.

Tabitha's youngest donor, Braxton Anderson, received the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award at the 2019 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon, held by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Nebraska Chapter. Read more.

Tabitha is participating in the upcoming Giving Tuesday campaign. Occurring on December 3, Giving Tuesday is held annually to inspire the community to give back to local charities like Tabitha. Learn more.

As the holidays approach, the Tabitha bereavement team would like to share with you some thoughts on how to take care of yourself when gathering with friends and family this holiday season. Read more.

For many the holidays bring stress—an already busy caregiver finds there’s even more to do during the holidays. Here are some tips to help you make it through the holiday season.