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Independence Meals on Wheels

for the Homebound, Convalescent, Handicapped, or Elderly

Independence Meals on Wheels is a community based program. It began in 1974, with the Church Women United of Independence being aware of the great need for the Independence area to have a service available that would meet the nutritional needs of individuals who were homebound, handicapped, elderly, those convalescing from a hospital stay and other needy individuals.

They began meeting in July 1975 with a steering committee made up of community leaders, Ministerial Alliance and other concerned citizens to implement a plan. The program was incorporated and became a Not-For- Profit Corporation on September 23, 1975, with its office located in the Trinity Episcopal Church at 409 N Liberty.

Today the Independence Meals on Wheels is still located in the Trinity Episcopal Church. The program continues to be a vital part in supplying a nutritional meal to those in need, using dedicated volunteer drivers to deliver meals to zip codes 64050 thru 64057 within the city limits of Independence MO​.


Who is eligible to receive a meal?  What is the cost?  What is your contact information?  Click below to get the answers to your questions.


Independence Meals on Wheels (MOW) volunteers bring meals to our meal recipients (who are often elderly, disabled or otherwise unable to prepare their own meals).

Monthly Menu

Each nutritious meal supplies 1/3 of the daily dietary needs for an older adult. Entrees include beef, chicken, pork, fish, and pasta.

Our goal is: “may those we serve see Christ in us and we see Christ in them”

Independence Meals on Wheels
409 N Liberty
Independence MO. 64050

Phone: 816-254-9566
[email protected]