THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Thank you so much for your generous support of our organization over this past year!
We cannot achieve our mission of ending senior hunger without generous community partners like you.
We all know the last few months have been extra challenging. Below is an update on our seniors and how the agency is doing.
We are grateful for your partnership!
Because of COVID-19…
- Senior centers have closed down, temporarily suspending our congregate meals program.
- More and more seniors are classified as homebound.
- Seniors are terrified of leaving home. Family caretakers are terrified of accidentally transmitting the virus to their loved ones.
- Seniors are suffering even more from social isolation issues.
Because of YOU…
- We have been able to continue providing home delivered meals to hungry seniors.
- Over 67,000 meals delivered since March.
- Over 53,000 pounds of food delivered.
- 144 new clients added to the program.
Seniors and disabled adults are a high-risk population.
Meals on Wheels Collin County has taken the following measures to ensure the health and safety of our clients, volunteers, and staff:
- Meals are currently delivered on a weekly basis to help flatten the curve. Each week, clients receive a 5-day supply of lunches, consisting of frozen and shelf-stable meals.
- Contactless meal delivery. Volunteers wear gloves and masks the entire time, and sanitize their hands/gloves between every delivery.
- Wellness checks are being conducted by phone at least 3x per week.
- MOWCC complies with all CDC guidelines and local regulations with regards to sanitation and COVID-related food service guidelines.
We hope to return to daily hot meal delivery in July!
This is subject to change, due to evolving pandemic circumstances.
BUT THAT SOUP, THOUGH!
If there is one thing our clients are raving about, it’s that soup!
We are thankful to Blount Fine Foods for donating $20,000 worth of premium soup to our clients.
We keep getting comments about how it’s the best soup they have ever tasted! Even their extended families want to know where we got it.
Blount Fine Foods, from the depths of our hearts, thank you!
TAXPAYER DOLLARS AT WORK
Meals on Wheels Collin County has received significant federal funding from the CARES Act, through our partnership with the local Area Agency on Aging / North Central Texas Council on Governments.
These funds will help us provide emergency meals to seniors and disabled adults sheltering in place due to the virus.
We are thankful for these taxpayer dollars at work to support seniors and disabled adults here in Collin County.
EXTRA WAYS TO HELP
As seniors shelter in place, social isolation is a growing concern for our clients.
Social isolation among seniors is associated with:
- Poor heart health.
- Worsened control of diabetes.
- Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
- Higher health care costs.
To help fight loneliness and social isolation, Meals on Wheels Collin County is asking the community for assistance with a new project.
We are requesting greeting cards for our seniors. They can be store bought or homemade. This is a great task for children as well.
Cards can be mailed to our office or dropped off any weekday between 9am and noon. No personal contact necessary.
Cards will be delivered to seniors with their meals.
Once again, from the bottom of our hearts…
Thank you for your incredible support of Meals on Wheels Collin County!
Your generosity and commitment helps us ensure seniors in our community remain fed, healthy, and safe within their homes.
Your support provides hope to them during this challenging time. Not just for them but also for their loved ones too.