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Galveston County Meals on Wheels
Provided by: Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston
Client Customer Service (713) 533-4937
New Clients call (713) 533-4978

 
 
 
SPECIAL NOTICE:
Beginning October 1st, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM) will begin operation of Galveston County’s home-delivered meal service as “Meals on Wheels Galveston County.”
 
Q: Why is this change taking place?

A:
Due to the growing population of adults age 60 and over, and the increase in need for meal services, Galveston County sought to find a way to create long term sustainability for the home-delivered meals program. By partnering with Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM), an established non-profit organization, and the largest home delivered meal provider in the State, we hope to reduce the wait list for meal service and provide more meals to participants in the home delivered meals program.
 
Q. What is Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston?

A:
IM is an independent, 501(c)3 organization that has been providing meals, refugee services, and interfaith relations to local residents since 1955. IM brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration, and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs.
 
IM believes that, through service and dialogue, it is possible for very diverse people to know one another and find common ground, while still embracing our personal beliefs and cultures.
Q: Will I still receive my meals?

A:
Yes. There will be no disruption in service for clients.

Q: Will I be charged to continue to participate in the home-delivered meals program?

A:
The home-delivered meal program is available at no charge to seniors or disabled individuals who meet annual eligibility requirements.

Q: Will my meals be different than before?

A:
IM utilizes the same food service management company as Galveston County. Clients should not notice any difference in their meals.
 Q: Will my delivery days change?

A:
Due to the potential growth in the number of home-delivered meals, there may be changes to the delivery days and times that you receive your meal delivery. Galveston County and IM are working together to make the transition as seamless as possible, and in the event that your delivery days or frequency of deliveries change, you will be notified in advance through writing or by telephone.

Q: Will I have the same meal driver?

A:
The majority of the current staff will continue to provide your daily meals and deliveries, although you may see new faces. The experience and expertise of IM allows for the potential to provide more than just meals to participants. As IM becomes acquainted with the participants in the program, they plan to extend additional opportunities to Galveston County residents.

Q: What about aniMeals on Wheels pet food?

A: If you are receiving pet food through the aniMeals on Wheels program you can expect those services to continue.  AniMeals is a program of Interfaith Ministries and they are committed to providing pet food and pet supplies to all clients in need.
 
Q. Who will I call if I will miss my delivery or have questions?

A:
If you have any questions, please call Galveston County Senior Services at 409-770-6251. We will update you with a new phone number for IM once the number is available.



The aniMeals on Wheels program was founded so that homebound clients on Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston’s Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston/Galveston County programs would not feel compelled to share their limited food and resources with their four-legged friends. Thanks to partnerships with other non-profit organizations, such as Emancipet, we can assist our Meals on Wheels clients with receiving much needed veterinary services (such as vaccinations and spay/neutering).
Volunteers are needed to make monthly deliveries of pet food, adopt a senior and their pet(s), host pet food drives, assist with inventorying donations and organizing the aniMeals on Wheels pet food room, repackage pet food donations, pick up donations of pet food throughout the community and represent aniMeals on Wheels at special events.
If you are unable to donate dog or cat food, Interfaith Ministries can purchase product on your behalf if you donate online. For approximately $240, you can feed a pet for a full year.
Pet food donations are accepted year round Monday – Friday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm  at the WT and Louise J. Moran building location: 3202 San Jacinto Street, Houston, TX 77002