Tabitha Meals on Wheels

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 550 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 in need, regardless of their circumstances or resources, and has not capped program numbers despite a 30 percent growth rate in the last five years. Access to proper nutrition is often one of the last factors allowing Elders 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.

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 need in the Lincoln community.

Resources

Want to learn more about about Tabitha Meals on Wheels? Contact a Tabitha Continuum Navigator 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.

Interested in being a Tabitha Meals on Wheels Volunteer? See volunteer information here.

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Tabitha hosted a select group of retired Lincoln pastors, missionaries and their wives at the annual Amazing Grays Luncheon March 16 at Tabitha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Tabitha in Crete Resident Assistant Britany Kalkwarf was honored with Leading Age Nebraska’s 2017 Excellence in Care and Service Award. Read more.

Tabitha, Nebraska’s industry-leading Senior Care provider, offers grief groups and hospice volunteer training throughout the month of April in Lincoln, York, Grand Island, and Nebraska City, NE. Learn more.

Tabitha recognized a select group of donors and volunteers who give extraordinarily in the pursuit of outstanding, compassionate care for Nebraska Seniors. Organizations and individuals were honored during Tabitha’s annual Into the Blue luncheon March 7 at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln. Read more.

Tabitha prepares for "March for Meals" month-long fundraiser and the Tabitha 10K and 2-Mile Run April 7, 2018, to benefit Tabitha Meals on Wheels. Read more.

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Tabitha honors the 10-year anniversary of Dr. Heather Fago, medical director of Tabitha Hospice. Dr. Fago works with clients, their families and physicians to develop customized care plans and provide ongoing review of the hospice program in Tabitha’s central and west regions.

Tabitha is proud to partner with the Lincoln Track Club to present the Tabitha 10K and 2-Mile Run/Walk on Sat., April 7, 2018. Making manageable changes in your lifestyle can have a big impact on your health, so start your year off right by setting a goal to sign up and participate in Tabitha’s Walk/Run!

Tabitha is pleased to welcome Alan Uden as chief financial officer. Read more.

Tabitha Meals on Wheels has been honored with a generous donation of a 2018 Subaru Outback from Subaru of America in partnership with Meals on Wheels America. Read more.