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...

Thursday, March 19, 2020
Meals on Wheels volunteers continue to deliver meals amid coronavirus pandemic and staff members are making preparations for their clients.    With the number of COVID-19 cases growing across the country, and with more people opting to stay home, Meals on Wheels is making preparations to continue helping those who need it the most.   "We are trying to prepare and make sure our clients are aware of what's happening. We're going to be working to get them extra food in case there's an interruption in our services,” said Ariana Barbour, marketing director of Meals on Wheels.   Barbour said, however, the goal is not to have an interruption in...
Monday, March 16, 2020

H-E-B, USAA give millions to aid San Antonio nonprofits responding to coronavirusBy Patrick Danner and Madison Iszler

Two of San Antonio’s largest private employers are donating millions to local nonprofits to support their response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

USAA said Monday it has donated $1 million to organizations that include the San Antonio Food Bank, South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, Meals on Wheels, Haven for Hope and United Way of San Antonio.

The San Antonio financial services and insurance firm said the nonprofits will use the proceeds to provide food, housing, blood and other essentials....

Saturday, March 14, 2020
Excerpt from KSAT 12 Article Meals on Wheels San Antonio is working hard to help elderly people in the city. The organization says it is working to provide extra food supplies to their at-risk, elderly clients who face mobility challenges.   Currently, Meals on Wheels serves as a lifeline for 5,000 seniors in Bexar County.   Listed below is its plan to help senior citizens amid the coronavirus pandemic:   Meals on Wheels’ meal delivery plan: Staff, volunteers, visitors and anyone who works with or near our food supplies are trained in frequent hand-washing, covering coughs and sneezes, cleaning and disinfecting areas frequently and staying...

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