Meals on Wheels COVID-19 Operations
As Texas continues to open, we must all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. Meals on Wheels San Antonio IS an essential service to the 5,000 homebound senior clients we serve every year and with your help, we are doing everything we can to safely provide nutrition to our at-risk senior neighbors.
To give help
We incorporate CDC practices of physical distancing into everything we are doing, including meal pick-up and delivery. All volunteers are asked to use CDC practices of physical distancing as they deliver meals in order to keep clients safe. Volunteers will come through a drive-thru pick-up line, be temperature checked, and provided with a mask and sanitizer as needed. Anyone with a temperature reading of 99.5 or higher will be unable to deliver.
Meals are delivered Monday–Thursday.
Most routes will continue to be picked-up from our Meals on Wheels HQ at 4306 NW Loop 410, between 10:00-11:00am. Other routes will be picked up at our Northeast location on Mondays and Wednesdays at 13420 Nacogdoches,78217, between 10:45-11:15am. If you need to cancel a shift, please contact the Community Engagement Office at 210.735.5115 as soon as possible.
If you aren't able to volunteer your help is still needed to make sure our community's older and disabled neighbors receive more than a meal. Just $25 can provide a client a week’s worth of meals and help purchase additional food and fulfill emergency food box needs.
If you would like to donate to make sure your neighbors continue to receive food, you can do so here. You can also donate via Venmo or Cash App- our user name for both platforms is mowsatx.
To get help
As a reminder, we follow health officials recommended steps to protect against coronavirus similarly to how we prevent the spread of other illnesses at Meals on Wheels. Staff, volunteers, visitors and anyone who works with or near our food supplies are trained in frequent hand-washing, covering coughs and sneezes, cleaning and disinfecting areas frequently and staying home when ill. We also utilize Lysol to sanitize all surfaces and keep our meals safe.
Grace Place Alzheimer's Activity Centers' Closures
We appreciate your support as we work through to the COVID-19 public health emergency and the continued closure of our Grace Place Alzheimer’s Activity Centers.
As you know, the health of our Grace Place family is been of at the forefront of our decision making. While our state continues to reopen, our clientele remains at high-risk for COVID-19. Looking ahead, our next projected date of opening is in 2021. This is in alignment with local city health officials and regional recommendations of senior congregate settings. We regret the hardship this causes your family or loved one but know our clients’ health is paramount.
During our closure time, we will continue to learn more about the disease and work to reimagine the Grace Place care model. Unfortunately, this closure means we have to furlough staff members related to client care. Grace Place Activity Director, Christina Avena, remains on staff to help monitor the situation, evolve our program and support our caregivers with support, activities, education and referrals related to respite.
Thank you for trusting the care of your loved ones with Grace Place.
Stay up to date
The New Normal
New illnesses can cause concern for those we serve. We can help our clients and our greater community by using daily hygiene actions that protect people from respiratory viruses in general. You can learn more about these habits and get updated information on the coronavirus at https://www.sanantonio.gov/Health/News/alerts/coronavirus.