For the last five years, Meals On Wheels of Tampa has been delivering fresh produce to recipients' doors. Produce On Wheels (POW!) launched in October of 2015 after a needs assessment revealed that homebound recipients wanted access to fresh fruits and vegetables. These deliveries are meant to provide healthy snacks, additional nourishment, and increase our recipient’s access to fresh produce.
Bags vary by the month depending on the season, but typically include 7-8 different fruits and vegetables and an educational handout (offered in both English and Spanish) that has the health benefits of the items and some easy recipes.
Our goal is simple. Continue to provide for those that encounter difficulties caring for themselves. These produce bags are free of charge and will be delivered to the recipient’s homes by volunteers on the third Saturday of most months.
On #GivingTuesday, please help us raise funds for our Produce On Wheels Program and other operational costs. Our goal of $10,000 is only possible with the community's support. We are calling on you, on this national day of giving, to bring fresh produce to our homebound neighbors by donating to Meals On Wheels of Tampa.
Meals On Wheels of Tampa has been committed to nourishing , enriching and strengthening the lives of Tampa’s senior and homebound neighbors since 1975. We rely on our community for support and do not accept government funding.