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Our Story

One Good Meal

One Good Meal started with good intentions and five women. In 1995, Betty McKnought had the idea to serve the elderly and disabled in Lee's Summit because the need exceeded the capacity of Meals on Wheels. Since this time One Good Meal has continuously served mid-day meals Monday through Friday to seniors and disabled individuals regardless of income.  


Over the course of those years, the number of individuals served has grown from 15 to currently over 155 people on the list to receive meals with an average of 130 meals served daily.  Because One Good Meal exists, anyone in need can receive a hot, nutritious meal.


Our mission statement clearly defines our job as serving the elderly and disabled one meal five days a week regardless of income. One Good Meal decided to forego most of the government funding available for organizations like it because the necessary controls restricted menus and clients.  


One Good Meal relies on funding through our generous donors, and through a variety of fundraising efforts, including bake sales, raffles, and our annual golf tournament and gala.

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Our Mission

One Good Meal is a not-for-profit incorporated organization dedicated to providing hot meals to seniors and home-bound regardless of income.

What we do

Every week day morning One Good Meal volunteers gather in the Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Lees Summit, MO to serve out meals in To-Go containers for our clients. Volunteer drivers deliver those meals directly to our clients. Not only does each client receive a meal, but friendly smiles and a little TLC. 

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