A letter from our CEO regarding Meals on Wheels continued operation during "Stay Home, Work Safe" emergency order:

March 23, 2020

Dear Meals on Wheels San Antonio friends and family,
 
Today Mayor Ron Nirenberg issued tighter restrictions for residents and businesses in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Meals on Wheels San Antonio remains an essential service to the 5,000 homebound senior clients we serve every year and that we remain exempt from this ban. With your help, we doing everything we can to safely provide nutrition to our at-risk senior neighbors. 
 
This week our team consolidated delivery routes, reduced meal distribution points to one location and began distributing chilled meals and an emergency food box in a new schedule. These operational shifts enable us to deliver as much food into clients’ homes as efficiently as possible. We’ve moved from “what if” to “even if” in our mindset to stay focused on our mission to deliver meals as long as possible. Social distancing continues when delivering in order to keep clients safe. We will continue to utilize both staff and volunteer delivery drivers and will work with community partners and our current volunteer force as long as we can. 
 
The support of the community during this time remains vital. If you must discontinue volunteering, consider donating so we can support our effort as need grows. Our staff and clients are grateful for our volunteers, corporate partners and donors. 
 
Here are two stories where you can see just how grateful our clients remain for your help! KSAT 12 News and Express-News.
 
Thank you again for all your support during this time.
 
Stay well! 

 

Vinsen Faris, CFRE
Chief Executive Officer
Tel: 210-735-5115
4306 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78229