Tabitha Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels America 2019 Member

About

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 more than 500 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 despite a 62 percent growth rate in the last 10 years. 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.

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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 Susie listened to Sam, she discovered he was losing weight and feeling ill. In tears, Sam told Susie 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.

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.

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News Feed

At this time Tabitha is offering online only grief and support groups. Learn more.

At this time Tabitha in-person support groups and hospice volunteer training are being postponed. Visit Tabitha.org/Bereavement to 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.

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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.