Staff Philanthropist of the Month

Here at Meals on Wheels San Antonio, we acknowledge team members who donate to the mission! These individuals go the extra mile to help us deliver more than a meal! 

 

Robert Fabela

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Robert, April 2024 Philanthropist of the Month

At Meals on Wheels San Antonio, we acknowledge team members who donate to the mission! Robert Fabela, a Food Service Cook, has enjoyed his time with Meals on Wheels since joining the team about a year ago.

As a Food Service Cook, Robert ensures our clients receive delicious and nutritious meals daily.

Robert gives back to the organization because he knows what Meals on Wheels does for others is important, and he likes being a part of that. He likes working with everyone and really appreciates being here.

Not surprisingly, Robert makes pasta from scratch for his famous Shrimp Alfredo! What might surprise you is that he likes to draw and if you want to get on his good side, you should bring him a breakfast sandwich. They are one of his favorite things to eat!

Thank you, Robert, for all you do for Meals on Wheels and our clients!

Kaitlynn Hargrove

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Staff Philanthropist of the Month - March 2024

At Meals on Wheels San Antonio, we acknowledge team members who donate to the mission! Our Accounts Payable Accountant, Kaitlynn Hargrove, has enjoyed her time with Meals on Wheels since April 2022!

As our Accounts Payable Accountant, Kaitlynn's primary responsibility is to ensure all amounts due to vendors or suppliers for goods or services received are paid. We know we can always count on Kaitlynn!

She gives back to the organization because "it has always been instilled in me to give back whenever possible." She says, "My great-grandmother would volunteer once a week until she was in her late 80s, and it has always been a thing to help each other and others in our family." Thank you, Kaitlynn, for all you do for Meals on Wheels and our clients!

You might not know this, but some of Kaitlynn's biggest hobbies are reading (she owns over 400 books), making pottery, and embroidering! We're lucky to have Kaitlynn on our team and happy to name her the March Philanthropist of the Month!

Alexis Forbes

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Staff Philanthropist of the Month - Febraury 2024

At Meals on Wheels San Antonio, we acknowledge team members who donate to the mission! Alexis Forbes, one of our Community Engagement Onboarding and Experience Specialists, has enjoyed her time with Meals on Wheels since May 2022!

As part of the Community Engagement team, Alexis's primary responsibility includes recruiting and working with volunteers to ensure they have a positive and impactful experience with Meals on Wheels. Alexis says her favorite part of the job is "overseeing the AniMeals volunteers who assist our clients' furry friends."

She enjoys working with the Meals on Wheels team. She gives back to the organization because "it's another way to make an impact on the lives of seniors by ensuring they receive nutritious meals and companionship." Thank you, Alexis, for all you do for Meals on Wheels and our clients!

You might not know this, but one of Alexis's biggest hobbies is reading! So, if you have any good book recommendations, let her know. We're lucky to have Alexis on our team and happy to name her Philanthropist of the Month!

Martin Sandoval

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Staff Philanthropist of the Month - January 2024

At Meals on Wheels San Antonio, we acknowledge team members who donate to the mission! Martin Sandoval, one of our Drivers, has enjoyed his time with Meals on Wheels since August 2022!

As a Driver, Martins's primary responsibility is ensuring our clients receive their meals, a friendly visit, and a safety check. Martin says his favorite part of the job is "helping those in need." You might see him on the road delivering more than a meal to our older and disabled neighbors!

He enjoys working with the Meals on Wheels team and gives back to the organization because he "wants to help those in the community that need help the most." Thank you, Martin, for all you do for Meals on Wheels and our clients!

You might not know this, but one of Matin's biggest hobbies is fishing! If you know a good spot, be sure to let him know. We're lucky to have Martin on our team and happy to name him Philanthropist of the Month!

Swade West

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Staff Philanthropist of the Month - December 2023

At Meals on Wheels San Antonio, we acknowledge team members who donate to the mission! Swade West, our Marketing and Communications Specialist, has enjoyed his time with Meals on Wheels since April 2022!

As our Marketing and Communications Specialist, Swade's primary responsibilities are monitoring and updating the official Meals on Wheels San Antonio website and designing and ordering all the Meals on Wheels branded signage and items we use in the office and at events!

He enjoys working with the Meals on Wheels team and gives back to the organization "to help support those in need." He adds, "I'd like to think that if one of my loved ones needed this service, they would be taken care of." Thank you, Swade, for all you do for Meals on Wheels and our clients!

You might not know this, but one of Swade's biggest hobbies is training for and competing in strongman competitions across the state! We're lucky to have Swade on our team and happy to name him Philanthropist of the Month!

Tabitha Martinez

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Staff Philanthropist of the Month - November 2023

At Meals on Wheels San Antonio, we acknowledge team members who donate to the mission! One of our Client Service Coordinators, Tabitha Martinez, is one such member and has been enjoying her time with Meals on Wheels since January 2021!

As a Client Service Coordinator, Tabitha's primary responsibility is meeting with new and existing clients, learning their stories, and determining service eligibility. Her work allows Meals on Wheels to help identify and serve our older and disabled neighbors more than a meal!

She enjoys working with the Meals on Wheels team and gives back to the organization because "I know that for many people, our one meal a day makes a world of difference." She adds that "giving back to Meals on Wheels allows me to help others who may not have any help otherwise." 
Thank you, Tabitha, for all you do for Meals on Wheels and our clients!

You might not know this, but one of Tabitha's biggest hobbies is traveling, seeing new places, and meeting new people, so if you know a fun place to visit, be sure to let her know! We're lucky to have Tabitha on our team and happy to name her Philanthropist of the Month!

Marcy Carreon

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Staff Philanthropist of the Month - October

At Meals on Wheels San Antonio, we acknowledge team members who donate to the mission! Our Data Entry Specialist II, Marcy Carreon, is one such member and has been enjoying her time with Meals on Wheels since 2017!

As our Data Entry Specialist II, Marcy's primary responsibility is entering, updating, and managing data in our donor systems and databases for the Donor Relations team. She is crucial in maintaining accurate and organized information within the organization!

She enjoys working with the Meals on Wheels team and gives back to the organization because "I love knowing I'm helping make a difference...the elderly have always held a special place in my heart." Thank you, Marcy, for all you do for Meals on Wheels, our donors, and our clients!

You might not know this, but Marcy enjoys a delicious Breakfast Omelet, so if you know a good spot, let her know! We're lucky to have Marcy on our team and happy to name her Philanthropist of the Month!

Joe Gloria

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Staff Philanthropist of the Month - September 2023

At Meals on Wheels San Antonio, we acknowledge team members who donate to the mission! Our Custodian, Joe Gloria, has enjoyed his time with Meals on Wheels since 2021!

As our Custodian, Joe's primary responsibility is keeping the new Meals on Wheels San Antonio Campus of Grace clean and orderly. These duties include performing routine maintenance, deep cleaning, gathering and emptying trash, sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, and vacuuming floors.

He loves working with the Meals on Wheels team and says his favorite part of the job is "helping my coworkers!" Joe gives back to Meals on Wheels San Antonio because of "my gratitude and appreciation for what the organization does for the employees and the clients." Thank you, Joe, for all you do for Meals on Wheels and our clients!

You might not know this, but Joe is an avid fisherman and enjoys taking time to go fishing with his family. If you know a good spot, let him know! We're lucky to have Joe on our team and happy to name him Philanthropist of the Month!

Paula Rodriguez

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Staff Philanthropist of the Month - August

At Meals on Wheels San Antonio, we acknowledge team members who donate to the mission! Paula Rodriguez, our People Specialist Manager, has enjoyed her time with Meals on Wheels since December 2020!

As People Specialist Manager, Paula's primary responsibility is recruiting for available positions, onboarding new hires, and helping oversee our People Specialists team. She loves working with the Meals on Wheels team and says her favorite part of the job is "being able to help people." We love working with Paula and are happy to have her on the team!

Paula gives back to Meals on Wheels San Antonio because "my grandmother used to receive meals from Meals on Wheels, and it really helped out our family, and I just want to be able to give back and help someone else family." Thank you, Paula, for all you do for Meals on Wheels and our clients!

You might not know this, but Paula has a knack for learning and remembering random facts, and if she had an unlimited supply of anything, it would be lipstick! We're lucky to have Paula on our team and happy to name her Philanthropist of the Month!

Jeannette Daniel

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Jeannette Daniel philanthropist of the month

At Meals on Wheels San Antonio, we acknowledge team members who donate to the mission! Jeannette Daniel, one of our Community Engagement Onboarding and Experience Specialists, has enjoyed her time with Meals on Wheels since September 2022!

As part of the Community Engagement team, Jeannette's primary responsibility is focusing on the volunteer onboarding experience. She says her favorite part of the job is "seeing all the volunteers coming together to provide more than a meal to our older and disabled neighbors." You might see Jeannette at your next volunteer orientation!

Jeannette gives back to Meals on Wheels San Antonio because she "loves the community and the mission of promoting the dignity and independence of seniors who need nutritious meals, companionship, and Alzheimer's care." Thank you, Jeannette, for all you do for our volunteers and clients!

You might not know this, but Jeannette is an avid reader and enjoys reading True crime/nonfiction books, and if she had an unlimited supply of anything, it would be Reese's peanut butter cups! We're lucky to have Jeannette on our team and happy to name her Philanthropist of the Month!

Gabe Montana

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Staff Philanthropist of the Month - June

At Meals on Wheels San Antonio, we acknowledge team members who donate to the mission. Gabe Montana, one of our Drivers, has enjoyed his time with Meals on Wheels since December 2019!

As a Driver, Gabe's primary responsibility is ensuring our clients receive their meals, a friendly visit, and a safety check. Gabe says his favorite part of the job is "seeing my clients every day." You might see him on the road delivering more than a meal to our older and disabled neighbors!

Gabe gives back to Meals on Wheels San Antonio because "I want to do my part, but also I see the need every time I go out on my route. I give willingly with a cheerful heart." Thank you, Gabe, for all you do for our clients!

You might not know this, but Gabe is a Navy Veteran who loves God and his family and is an avid Spurs and Cowboys fan! His favorite breakfast food is chilaquiles tacos. If Gabe had an unlimited supply of anything, it would be time with his family! We're lucky to have Gabe on our team and happy to name her Philanthropist of the Month!

Cynthia Thomas

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Staff Philanthropist of the Month - May

At Meals on Wheels San Antonio, we acknowledge team members who donate to the mission. Cynthia Thomas, one of our Community Outreach Coordinators, has enjoyed her time with Meals on Wheels since November 2021!

As one of our Community Outreach Coordinators, her responsibilities include strategizing ways to retain/recognize current volunteers, recruit new volunteers, and reengage volunteers who took a break during the pandemic. You might find her at one of our pick-up sites helping new volunteers!

Cynthia gives back to Meals on Wheels San Antonio because "I believe in our organization's mission to keep our seniors safe and healthy in their homes." 

Cynthia plays indoor and sand volleyball in her free time when she is not in the office, and a fun fact about her is that she loves to travel! If she had an unlimited supply of anything, it would be access to free airline flights!

We're lucky to have Cynthia on our team and happy to name her Philanthropist of the Month!

Lyric Mitchell

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Lyric Mitchell, one of our Client Service Coordinators, has enjoyed her time with Meals on Wheels since January 2022! As one of our Client Service Coordinators, her responsibilities include speaking and meeting with clients to discuss Meals on Wheels services, follow-ups, and check-in with current clients. Lyric is sometimes the first person the client will talk to and, in some cases, the only person the client will speak to for that day. Lyric loves interacting with our clients! Her favorite part of her job is "hearing their stories." She supports our mission because "knowing I'm making a difference in their lives brings me joy. “You can find Lyric painting and coloring in her free time using different art mediums, hanging out with her puppy, and living life to the fullest! We're lucky to have Lyric on our team and happy to name her Philanthropist of the Month.

Daniel Zamudio

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Staff Philanthropist of the Month - March

Daniel Zamudio, one of our drivers, has enjoyed his time with Meals on Wheels since December 2021! As Driver I, his responsibilities include packing and delivering nutritious meals to our older and disabled neighbors. He does not see this as a job but a "unique experience to meet and deliver meals to the seniors." You might now know this, but Daniel is a photographer and enjoys going out to eat, explore, and experience new places! He is also an avid lover of french toast for breakfast. Daniel chooses to give back to our mission because he "sees firsthand how the meals benefit the seniors, and he wants to do his part to give back to the community." We're lucky to have Daniel on our team and happy to name him Philanthropist of the Month.

Cynthia Hernandez

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Cynthia Hernandez, our Payroll Accountant, has been enjoying her time with Meals on Wheels since September 2021! As Payroll Accountant, her responsibilities include ensuring payroll is accurate and processed on time. You might now know that Cynthia is a mother of three, has two grandchildren, and is recently married! She is also a singer and has been singing at church since she was young. Cynthia chooses to give back to our mission because she "loves helping people, and giving to Meals on Wheels allows me to give back to the seniors in our community who need a meal and social interaction." We're lucky to have Cynthia as part of our team and happy to name her Philanthropist of the Month. 

Rebecca Retana

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Rebecca Retana, one of our Care Coordinators, has been enjoying her time with Meals on Wheels since May 2020! Rebecca is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys camping and hiking! If you know Rebecca, you know she loves a good breakfast taco and coffee combo. She hopes to learn French or Arabic in the coming years! We're lucky to have Rebecca on our team and happy to name her Philanthropist of the Month.