Monday, March 23, 2020

A letter from our CEO regarding Meals on Wheels continued operation during "Stay Home, Work Safe" emergency order:

March 23, 2020

Dear Meals on Wheels San Antonio friends and family,   Today Mayor Ron Nirenberg issued tighter restrictions for residents and businesses in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Meals on Wheels San Antonio remains an essential service to the 5,000 homebound senior clients we serve every year and that we remain exempt from this ban. With your help, we doing everything we can to safely provide nutrition to our at-risk senior neighbors.    This week our team consolidated delivery routes, reduced...
Saturday, March 21, 2020

A letter from our CEO regarding changes to volunteer meal delivery:

March 20, 2020

Dear Meals on Wheels San Antonio friends and family,   We are working hard everyday to meet the needs of the community and continuously adjusting our operations for the safety and health of our clients, volunteers, and staff.   For our Volunteers Starting Monday, March 23 and carrying on indefinitely, meal delivery routes will pick up from our headquarters at 4306 NW Loop 410, 78229.    From 10am – 11am we will have volunteers come through a drive-through pick-up line to gather meals. For the safety of our clients, all volunteers will have...
Friday, March 20, 2020
  KSAT Community phone bank raises more than $40,000 for Meals on Wheels San Antonio   In a 13 hour-long phone bank Thursday, the KSAT Community phone bank for Meals on Wheels San Antonio received $40,081 in donations!   With this money, MOWSA will now be able to give each senior in its program an emergency food kit that costs $7 during COVID-19.   The emergency food kits can help feed a senior up to four days.   We are so grateful for the support of our community during this time," said Vinsen Faris, CEO of Meals on Wheels. "The money raised through the KSAT phone bank will enable us to provide over 5,700 food supply boxes which have 4...
Friday, March 20, 2020
San Antonio’s Meals on Wheels changes delivery policies in response to coronavirus by Vince Davis   Before his lunch arrived on Wednesday at his Northwest Side home, Faustino E. Flores took a break from the blitz of news about germs, washing hands and self-quarantines.  Sitting in a hard, white plastic chair outside in the fresh air, he was enjoying feeding Kitty, one of the neighborhood pets. Satisfied, the dark brown cat with black stripes sprawled at his feet.  Forrest Myane, from Meals on Wheels San Antonio, knocked on the gray, backyard gate and set down a plastic bag heavy with food on a cabinet — several feet away from him. Whereas...
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Stuck At Home? Here’s How to Help During a Public Health Crisis By Iris Dimmick

As thousands of San Antonians practice social distancing and work from home to prevent further spread of the coronavirus, many are looking for volunteer and charity opportunities to help those most affected.

While senior citizens with underlying health conditions are the most at risk of dying from COVID-19, low-income families are the most at risk of suffering economically from the secondary impacts of school shutdowns and cuts to work hours. The City of San Antonio, Bexar County, nonprofits, and corporations are ramping up awareness of where...