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,...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Christian Senior Services’ (d.b.a. Meals on Wheels San Antonio) strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.  This is the fifth consecutive time that Christian Senior Services has earned this top distinction.

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology. These...

Thursday, March 16, 2017
As you have no doubt heard,   The President’s Skinny Budget for FY18 was sent to Congress late last week. It includes deep cuts to non-defense discretionary spending and eliminates some programs on which many local Meal on Wheels organizations rely to deliver nutritious meals, safety checks, and friendly visits to our nation’s most vulnerable seniors.   Details on Meals on Wheels's primary source of funding, the Older Americans Act, which has supported senior nutrition programs for 45 years, have not yet been released.   However, the reality is that 1 in 6 seniors struggles with hunger and 1 in 4 are isolated, living alone. We must recognize...

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