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

March for Meals is a month-long celebration of Tabitha’s longstanding Meals on Wheels program. This year, donations will be doubled thanks to a dollar-for-dollar match up to $50,000. Learn more.

Nonprofit Tabitha has promoted Susie Egr to Vice President, Business Development, to oversee business growth, development goals, community partnerships and market expansion opportunities for all Tabitha service lines. Learn more.

Nonprofit Tabitha has promoted Karen Cheesman, CBSW, to administrator of Tabitha Hospice. to provide oversight of all nursing and administrative staff throughout Tabitha’s 27-county service area. Learn more.

To have a good partnership with your doctor, it is important to talk about uncomfortable subjects, like recent falls, memory loss or prolonged grieving. Read more.

Tabitha made the top 5 in 7 categories for Lincoln's Choice Awards. Please vote daily through Sunday, Feb. 28 for: Home Health Care, Senior Care, Physical Therapy, Work Environment, Nonprofit, Senior Living Community and more.

Tabitha, Nebraska’s industry-leading Senior Care provider, offers a variety of support groups. Learn more.

Please vote Tabitha through Feb. 14, 2021, for Best of Otoe County in the hospice and home health category and more.

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A group of speech-language pathologists, physical therapists and occupational therapists recently furthered their skills to serve clients with Parkinson’s disease and similar conditions. Learn more.

Tabitha offers online and in-person community support groups.

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Giving back and spreading the love this holiday season is sure to make your friends, family and loved ones smile.

Lincoln Quilters Guild donated 560 placemats to Tabitha Meals on Wheels clients. In addition, the Lincoln Covid Sewists made and donated 500 cloth face masks to be gifted with the placemats.

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Tabitha was voted the Best Home Care Provider in Lincoln by area residents for the 12th year in a row in the annual Best of Lincoln rankings. Read more.