With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, nearly 3,000 pre-packaged meals will be delivered to ensure every senior in need will have a warm meal over the holiday weekend. Newschannel 6 visited The Kitchen to catch staff in action. We are told seniors will receive two meals Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Tuesday The Kitchen's Meals On Wheels Program provided 706 seniors with two meals. Newschannel 6 joined Nathan and Louise Adams on their drop-off route. They are two volunteers who feel it is important for seniors or the disabled of the community are never forgotten.
The Kitchen staff was up bright and early working tirelessly preparing hundreds of meals. To provide seniors with additional meals. The team prepared, cooked, and packaged each one just in time to get the 50 volunteers on their way for their daily drop-off routes.
Nathan and Louise Adams delivered 12 meals to six seniors in the Wichita Falls area who are home bound and live by themselves. Nathan Adams comments, "I get a pleasure out of this and I look forward each week. I deliver two day a week and I get a pleasure out of helping the people. Sometimes we might be the only people they see all day, is the only people they talk to all day."
For 88 year old Dorothy Armstrong who says she will be spending Thanksgiving alone, she appreciates the extra meal. Armstrong says, "Well it's nice to have something to eat. It's very nice that the senior citizens do such a nice thing for us."
Pam Haskin's mother also receives meals from The Kitchen. Pam says her mother lives alone and is thankful for the support. "It makes a difference. It's the social interaction that improves my moms quality of life and it makes a difference every single day."
And every single day The Kitchen says it takes a team effort to feed the needy in the community. And for the Adams' they feel blessed to be called a part of that team. "Me and my wife both really enjoy delivering Meals On Wheels and helping the people."
The Kitchen staff says they do understand this year has been hard for other organizations that normally provide Thanksgiving meals. They say that is why they felt the need to give extra meals.
The Kitchen tells Newschannel 6 their Meals on Wheels Program is always looking for more volunteers to help deliver meals. They need your help one day a week and they say each route takes anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. If you are interested you can contact The Kitchen at (940) 322-6232.