How we started


In 1995, Betty McKnought had the idea to serve the elderly and handicapped in Lee's Summit because the need exceeded the capacity of Meals on Wheels.


One Good Meal started with good intentions and five women. Currently there are over 155 people on the list to receive meals with an average of 108 meals served daily.  


Our mission statement clearly defines our job as serving the elderly and handicapped 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 has raised funds trough a number of activities over the years, from selling cookbooks to penny drives, from annual fall nut sales to spring garage sales.