About

As the senior nutrition program for Williamson and Burnet Counties, we provide hot, nutritious noontime meals to local seniors in need Monday through Friday. We achieve this by delivering meals to homebound seniors and offering in-person meals in a congregate setting for seniors who can get out and about in the community.

One of the goals of our home delivered meals, provided 5 days a week, 52-weeks a year, is to enable seniors to remain living independently for as long as possible. Meals are delivered by caring volunteers that offer a human connection for seniors who are often isolated and lonely. For many seniors, these volunteers may be the only people they see on a consistent basis. Therefore, volunteers also provide a daily wellness check and can alert staff to any concerns they may have.

Congregate meals are provided at senior and community centers located in Williamson and Burnet counties. Seniors enjoy a lunch time meal and have multiple opportunities to engage in social and educational activities. We believe this helps our area’s seniors enjoy companionship with other seniors, staff, and volunteers.

2021 Meals on Wheels Impact

  • 220,330 home-delivered and congregate meals served
  • 1,600+ total seniors served
  • 6,349 volunteers
  • 18,772 volunteer hours

Fast Facts

  • The average cost for a senior living facility is $50,000 whereas, providing 5 hot meals a week for a year to an independent-living senior is $1,800.
  • Meals account for 1/3 of the US Recommended Daily Allowances.
  • 97% of seniors report making better nutritional choices as a result of the program.
  • 84% of seniors are more aware of healthier eating options.
  • 93% report being able to stay in their homes longer because of the program.
  • 94% feel more secure in their homes due to volunteer visits.

Meals on Wheels America – Resources

Learn more about the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program or the national organization.

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How it Works

Home delivered meals are provided to those who live in the area and qualify, because they are homebound and over 60. Because of funding shortfalls, there may be a waiting list for homebound services. Please contact your local site leader for an assessment.

People over 60 are invited to eat meals at the senior centers and fill out paperwork for funding. Meals on Wheels and senior center meals are provided at no cost to recipients.

Each person receiving meals is asked to make a monthly “cost share” contribution to help cover the costs if they can. A cost share donation is $3.00 per meal. However, no one will be turned away if they cannot contribute. Donations help to cover the cost of the program that is not funded by federal or state dollars.

The City of Hutto recently featured our Taylor Senior Center and Hutto residents who receive Meals on Wheels. Learn more about what we do!

Qualifying for Meals

For both home delivered meals and congregate meals, a person must be over 60 years old to qualify. For home delivered meals, the client must be homebound by reason of illness, incapacitating disability, or frailty. Other criteria include those who are unable to prepare meals due to limited mobility, psychological or mental impairment, are unable to safely prepare nourishing and well-balanced meals, and are without resources such as family, friends, or other community services to provide them with meals.

There are no financial qualifications for either program, but home delivered meals are focused on low income participants.

Meals can be provided for guests as long as the entire cost of the meal is recovered and it does not deprive an eligible person of receiving a meal. Guests and anyone who has not filled out the appropriate paperwork for program participation must pay $7.00 for a meal. Qualified participants are also given the opportunity to share in the cost of the meal. We request a contribution of $3.00. No eligible person shall be denied a meal if they do not contribute.

Our Locations

We have locations throughout Williamson and Burnet Counties.

Site NameSite DirectorPhoneAddress
Bagdad Activity CenterJulie Lichtner (512) 259-0288351 N. Bagdad Rd.
Leander, TX 78641
Burnet Senior CenterSunny Hall(512) 715-9717602 N. Wood St.
Burnet, TX 78611
Madella Hilliard Senior CenterKelsey Ward(512) 863-5010803 W. 8th St.
Georgetown, TX 78626
Alan R. Baca Senior CenterSharla Mikeska(512) 255-4970301 W. Bagdad, Bldg. 2
Round Rock, TX 78664
Taylor Senior CenterLaTuan Williams(512) 352-55391301 W 4th St.
Taylor, TX 76574
Highview Retirement VillageSunny Hall(512) 715-9717200 Hwy. 1431-E
Marble Falls, TX 78654

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Contact Us

Central Office: (512) 763-1400  |  Fax: (512) 763-1411
Director of Meals on Wheels: Carrie Berry