Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Reported by Emily Baucum

Meals on Wheels is warning of the risk of elderly people being malnourished or going hungry.

The nonprofit cooks up about 4,000 meals a day but knows with one in six seniors at risk of going hungry, there are many more people who need the help.

"Some of the elderly people that I deliver to don't have family to be there for them,” says Meals on Wheels driver Lucinda Medina. "They need to make sure they're getting their meat, their vegetables, their milk.”

See the full story on KABB Fox 29 or WOAI News 4.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Reported by Camilla Rambaldi

A local non-profit that feeds thousands of San Antonio senior citizens, is in need of help to keep making meals for the growing number of clients.

Odell Lewis, 94, is a World War 2 veteran and a Meals on Wheels client.

“They provide a good healthy meal,” said Lewis.

The non-profit provides a hot meal to more than 3,000 home bound seniors daily across Bexar County with over 200 volunteers.

“It's a great thing to have this,” added Lewis.

Every day, the north side resident gets one meal delivered to his home. He’s got the morning covered.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
By: Carmina Danini

A staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps Women’s Reserve during World War II, Louisa Pledger was known as “Sgt. Sunshine’’ because she’s the one who distributed the pay envelopes to Marines who were patients at the Naval Hospital San Diego in Balboa Park.

Widowed after nearly 50 years of marriage, she fell and broke a shoulder and a hip 10 years ago. She uses a walker to get around but at age 90, Pledger retains a sharp mind, great memory and a chipper attitude.

A client of Meals on Wheels, she likes the food and enjoys visits from the volunteers, most of them employees of Valero Energy Corporation.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Meals on Wheels Texas is grateful for a contribution of $25,000 provided from the Aetna Foundation to support the Meals on Wheels Texas Disaster Relief Fund. This funding will allow Meals on Wheels Texas to support programs who are facing the long-term impacts of Hurricane Harvey.

“Meals on Wheels Texas is incredibly grateful to the Aetna Foundation for this generous donation. We have heard from providers across Southeast Texas about the long-term challenges they are facing. We know of local home delivered meals providers whose kitchen facilities were decimated or who lost their entire fleet of delivery vehicles.  Meals on Wheels...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Meals on Wheels Texas is thrilled by a contribution of $75,000 provided by the Texas Department of Agriculture to support the Meals on Wheels Texas Disaster Relief Fund. This funding allowed Meals on Wheels Texas to immediately purchase 18,000 shelf stable meals which were provided last week to local Meals on Wheels programs and delivered to those most in need. It will also reimburse an additional 4,850 shelf stable meals that were made by fellow Meals on Wheels providers and sent to disaster impacted areas. So far, meals have been distributed across the disaster area including: Houston, Victoria, Liberty County, San Patricio County,...

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