Mission

To provide ready-to-eat meals and personal contact to people age 60+ and to others unable to prepare nutritious meals for themselves. Hendersonville Home Bound Meals will accept persons under 60 that for health reasons such as being released from the hospital or taking chemotherapy cannot prepare their own meals. These meals meet U.S. Standards set by The Dept. of Human Services for diabetics and certain other special dietary requirements. This enables them to remain living in their own homes, where they want to be. This support is typically a nutritious meal, a friendly visit, and a quick safety check.

Funding

The Home Bound Meals Program is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt program. We rely on grants and donations from local patrons, businesses, civic groups, and religious organizations. Money collection boxes are placed throughout the community. We have fundraisers throughout the year with our major
fundraiser being the annual Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction in October.

The funds received during the year go directly to the cost of the meals for the recipients. Recipients aren’t required to contribute.

Operation

The Home Bound Meals Program works cooperatively with the Mid-Cumberland Human Resources Agency (MCHRA) to serve the Hendersonville area. Five days a week, MCHRA delivers food in bulk to the HBMP Distribution Site at Community Church of Hendersonville. Volunteers package and deliver the food to eligible recipients. The HBMP purchases the food in bulk from MCHRA.

Board of Directors

The Home Bound Meals Program is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of men and women who have a deep desire to help people in need. The Board members do not receive any compensation.

Home Bound Meals Distribution Site

The Home Bound Meals Program Distribution Site is in Community Church of Hendersonville. The program is administered by a staff employed by the Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency. The staff provided administers the program as well as advising the Board on matters related to the overall program.