History & Mission

Our History:

Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches, Inc. (MOWPB) was incorporated in 2010 by our founder, Charles B. Ring, III. Charlie saw the unmet needs of the homebound in our community and began MOWPB as part of the solution to address those needs. Deliveries began in 2011, and in that first year we delivered approximately 4,000 meals with the help of 15 volunteers.  In 2019, our army of 150+ volunteers delivered more than 65,000 freshly prepared meals to homebound seniors and disabled adults in our community. 


Mission Statement:

Our mission is to nourish and enrich the lives of homebound seniors by delivering fresh food daily with compassion and love.  As a 501c(3) non-profit, we provide these services to those in need in Palm Beach County without any government funding.  Our program is exclusively funded by the generosity of our community including foundations, individual donors, corporate partners, special events and fundraisers.  





What We Do:

Our meals are freshly prepared daily in our kitchen by our Chef.  The meals are packed and delivered five days week by our team of dedicated volunteers.  Our three-part program ensures that, in addition to a warm smile, our clients receive a nutritious meal, a wellness check, and follow up with emergency contacts as needed. This provides an essential human connection which is often lost when seniors or disabled adults live alone.