Tri-County Meals on Wheels building, 200 N. Church St., Palestine, TX

Our Mission

To help older adults build a brighter future for themselves and their community by enabling them to live independently with dignity.

Our History

Tri-County Meals on Wheels is a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, established in 1976 as Meals on Wheels of Palestine, Inc. We serve homebound seniors and disabled individuals throughout the 3,078 square miles of Anderson, Cherokee, and Rusk Counties in East Texas. From a modest beginning of 13 home delivered meals per day in our founding year, we now provide more than 280,000 meals annually through our home delivered and congregate programs. These meals reach our most vulnerable, food insecure seniors. The meals provide one-third of the recommended daily dietary requirements for seniors. For many clients, it is their only meal of the day.

Our Why

We believe that Tri-County Meals on Wheels strengthens our community and reduces healthcare costs by providing daily nourishment, socialization and safety checks for our most vulnerable elderly and disabled neighbors.

Our Financials

Meals on Wheels of Palestine, Inc. d/b/a Tri-County Meals on Wheels is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization serving Anderson, Cherokee, and Rusk Counties in East Texas. Our Federal tax identification number is 75-1525201. Our services are funded by the East Texas Area Agency on Aging, Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Health and Human Services Commission, United Way of East/Central Texas, United Way of Rusk County, United Fund of Cherokee County, and community donations. Donations made to our organization are tax deductible.

Tri-County Meals on Wheels Sponsors' truck - Palestine, TX

Thank you to our Sponsors & Partners

Dr. Jerry Newton
Southland Safety
Palestine Air & Heat
Rotary Club, Palestine
Henderson Home Care Supply