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Before COVID-19 struck, Malika Kelly ran a volunteer program at H-E-B’s headquarters downtown that sent employees out every day to deliver meals to home-bound seniors.
The epidemic halted the program in March. But Kelly finally got a chance to return to service on Wednesday as one of about 25 employees of the supermarket chain to help Meals on Wheels San Antonio deliver more than 3,400 holiday meals to elderly residents.
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San Antonio – A proven leader in providing healthy meals to older adults, Meals on Wheels San Antonio was awarded a major contract by the city’s Department of Human Services to serve approximately 700,000 meals a year and up to 2,700 meals daily to adults 60 years and older in San Antonio’s neighborhood senior centers starting in January.
The San Antonio City Council granted the Senior Nutrition Program contract to Meals on Wheels San Antonio at the Oct. 8 council meeting from its current vendor San Antonio-based Selrico Services, Inc. who had the contract since 2004. The one...
Meals on Wheels San Antonio teams up with Soldiers' Angels to meet growing demand
By Reporter Stephanie Serna and Photojournalist Eddie LatigoMeals on Wheels is extending its services to more seniors and veterans in San Antonio. Kristin Rivera, communication engagement director of Meals on Wheels San Antonio, said since the pandemic began, there is more need for meals and deliveries. Meals on Wheels and Soldiers Angels are now teaming up to meet the need. “(The pandemic) presented a bigger challenge,” said Steven Zuniga, area manager of Soldiers’ Angels. “So we had to think outside the box to be able to assist them...
Editorial: From Meals on Wheels, food and grace
By Express-News Editorial Board
This is a story about hunger and isolation, and those who heroically try to fill stomachs and hearts. Like many such stories in San Antonio during this pandemic, it begins with a vehicle line on a recent sun-drenched morning.
It wasn’t anything startling. There were no jarring aerial photos to encapsulate food insecurity in San Antonio, the nation’s poorest big city. Just two lines of vehicles curling around the parking lot at Grace Place Alzheimer’s Center, on the Northwest Side, slowly being loaded with meals.