Tabitha Meals on Wheels

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Tabitha Meals on Wheels 55 Years

Tabitha Meals on Wheels began in 1967 as the first service of its kind in Lincoln, Nebraska. Today we serve a hot, noon meal to nearly 450 clients daily, 365 days per year. Unlike many other Meals on Wheels programs around the country, Tabitha Meals on Wheels continues to say yes to all those needing this lifeline service, regardless of their circumstances or resources, and has not capped program numbers. Access to proper nutrition is often one of the last factors allowing Seniors and those with disabilities to remain safely at home. Tabitha’s service provides an invaluable face-to-face safety check, as well, for many medically vulnerable individuals who may not see another person all day.

Sam’s Story

Sam has struggled to remain in his home. He lost his wife after 68 years of marriage and now faces his third battle with cancer. After several months of receiving Meals on Wheels, Sam called to cancel his meals. A few weeks later, Sam called Tabitha’s Meals on Wheels coordinator to request a meal for the next day. As she listened to Sam, she discovered he was losing weight and feeling ill. In tears, Sam told her he had stopped the meals because he could not afford to pay the daily cost for a meal. Through the support of Tabitha’s generous donors, Tabitha had the privilege of telling Sam we could continue providing for his needs, regardless of his financial constraints.

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Why Tabitha

Food provided by Tabitha Meals on Wheels is well-balanced, fresh, healthy and prepared by Tabitha’s nutrition department in a professional foodservice kitchen. Tabitha Meals on Wheels clients receive a nutritious meal, and families gain peace of mind knowing a volunteer is checking on their loved one with every meal delivery.

Recipients pay for their meals either fully or at a reduced rate based on income/assets. Tabitha knows this service is important for individuals to live independently in their homes – that’s why we never turn anyone away solely because of financial constraints.

Donate/Volunteer

Donors to Tabitha Meals on Wheels and a team of hundreds of volunteer drivers are essential in providing this much-needed service to those in the Lincoln community.

Resources

Want to learn more about about Tabitha Meals on Wheels? Contact a Tabitha Senior Care Expert today or call 402.486.8520 for more information. We’ll connect you with the Tabitha resources that best fit your own or your loved one’s aging journey.

The Meals on Wheels America logo and “Together We Can Deliver” are trademarks of Meals on Wheels America and are used under license.

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Tabitha announced JP Lauterbach has joined its Tabitha Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Lincoln-headquartered nonprofit, as director of development. Read more.

Tabitha celebrates being named Best Home Health and Senior Care in the 2022 Lincoln's Choice Awards. Read more.

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Tabitha announced the addition of Shelia Zelazny as Director of Business Development. In this role, she will supervise the senior living advisory team along with regional business development coordinators. Learn more.

March for Meals is a month-long celebration of Tabitha’s 55-year-long Meals on Wheels program, the first of its kind in Lincoln. Learn more how you can get involved.

Thank you for your Best of Kearney nominations—please vote for Tabitha for Best In-Home Health Care company daily March 1-17, 2022.

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Please vote Tabitha daily for the Lincoln's Choice Awards through Sunday, Feb. 27 for: Home Health Care, Senior Care, Senior Living, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Work Environment, Nonprofit and Customer Service.

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With a passion for helping older adults, Delaney Patten first donated her time to nonprofit Tabitha as a temporary volunteer, then later became an employee and hospice volunteer. Read more.

Help Tabitha make the final Best of Kearney ballot—nominate us for Best In-Home Health Care company between Jan. 25 - Feb. 10, 2022.

As an approved education site through the Nebraska Health Care Association, Tabitha is pleased to offer a pathway to becoming a Nursing Assistant (CNA). Space is limited—apply today.