Monday, March 28, 2022

How Meals on Wheels serves record numbers of elderly amid inflation, other pandemic hurdles

 

By: Kelly McCarthy 

As many Americans resume some sense of normalcy in daily life, a large sector of the population hit hard by the pandemic requires more assistance than ever and nonprofit groups are working tirelessly to deliver essential help for the increasing number of seniors in need.

Hundreds of thousands of older adults across the country struggled with hunger and isolation before COVID-19, and Meals on Wheels said it has doubled down its efforts to meet growing demand...

Friday, March 25, 2022

'We are going to lose a few volunteers': Meals on Wheels braces for impact from soaring gas prices

 

By: Amber Hughes 

Meals on Wheels relies heavily on volunteers, but gas prices could affect the number of volunteers willing to drive routes.

Nancy De La Garza is making her weekly rounds for Meals on Wheels San Antonio.

“It was two years ago when I retired and I really wanted to be able to do something,” De La Garza said. “So I called and got routes right away.”

More than 4,000 people get meals delivered four days a week. About half of the clients are...

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Help feed homebound members in our community with Meals on Wheels | Great Day SA

 

KENS Cares, Great Day SA

Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit that address the challenges of aging seniors through a variety of services.

 

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022

It’s an issue the organization has said won’t get in their way when it comes to making deliveries

 

the rising gas prices are having an impact on local Meals on Wheels, and it’s adding on to problems already left behind by the pandemic.

March has always been an exciting time for the Meals on Wheels organization in San Antonio.

“March is March for Meals. It’s National Meals on Wheels month. It celebrates the signing of a portion of the Older Americans Act that helps to finance Meals on Wheels,” said Forrest Myane, chief strategy and development officer for Meals on...

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

'We have to keep operating' | Local non-profits determined to overcome challenges posed by rising gas prices

 

By: Zack Briggs (KENS)

San Antonio non-profit organizations dependent on heavy use of transportation are feeling the impacts of rising gas prices. But overall their mission to help serve the public has not been dramatically affected.

Meals on Wheels San Antonio is among the organizations experiencing the hefty gas bills, not just for volunteer delivery drivers but the partnered-vendors which aid in distributing products. 

“This is one that we’ll soldier...

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