In Tyler, Texas, the Meals on Wheels delivers nutritious meals, conducts safety checks and other services that enable seniors and disabled individuals to remain in their homes as long as possible. Daily they deliver meals to over 2500 people. These meals are prepared fresh at the central kitchen in Tyler and are delivered by compassionate volunteers. This delivery is often the only meal a client will have that day. Tiffany Damskov, Marketing and Develop Director for Meals on Wheels East Texas, states “We strive to combat the three biggest threats to aging: isolation, hunger and safety. What we do also allows many of our clients to keep their dignity and stay in their own homes.”
With the $2000 or more they hope to raise, they plan to purchase more food to prepare the meals for their constituents. The population is aging and the number of seniors needing programs like Meals on Wheels is growing. Help Meals on Wheels East Texas continue to meet the growing need to provide meals for the homebound in their community – Donate Now!