Meals On Wheels Clients Receive Extra Meals - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Meals On Wheels Clients Receive Extra Meals

 Christmas can be a joyous time for the gathering of family and friends for a hearty meal, but for some it is another day to worry about food. The team at THE Kitchen, formerly known as Senior Citizens Services of North Texas, hopes to change that for hundreds of area home-bound seniors and disabled people.

"The Christmas season seems to be especially difficult for many clients we serve and we decided to go above and beyond for those that receive Meals On Wheels this year," stated Jackie Hamm, executive director of THE Kitchen.

The team at THE Kitchen discussed the situation and decided two extra meals, delivered with the regular Wednesday and Thursday deliveries would help their clients' have a Merry Christmas.

There is a catch to this effort, normal funding streams do not provide for extra meal delivery. Thankfully donations were received specifically for this effort. In fact, without that funding the extra meals would not be possible.

Last year alone THE Kitchen prepared, packaged and delivered over 290,000 meals for their programs. The cost for the food to make those meals was over $440,000, and due to funding cuts from several sources THE Kitchen began the fiscal year needing almost a half million dollars to fill the budget gap.

"We are determined to continue our tradition of service and the next two days are part of our service. We are doubling the number of meals to our regular Meals On Wheels clients and, as we do each weekday, we will provide meals for the Red Door, Green Door and for the Kid's Meals program in which we take part," Hamm said.

The extra work is well worth the effort according to Hamm, the team is happy to make a difference this holiday season for those they serve.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Showdown hearing not yet set: Dems, GOP arguing on witnesses

    Showdown hearing not yet set: Dems, GOP arguing on witnesses

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 1:30 AM EDT2018-09-18 05:30:22 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 3:21 PM EDT2018-09-18 19:21:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). In this Sept. 6, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh reacts as he testifies after questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Official Washington is scrambling Monday to assess...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). In this Sept. 6, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh reacts as he testifies after questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Official Washington is scrambling Monday to assess...

    Republicans reversed course and agreed to the hearing in the face of growing demands by GOP senators to hear directly from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, now a psychology professor in California.

    Republicans reversed course and agreed to the hearing in the face of growing demands by GOP senators to hear directly from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, now a psychology professor in California.

  • MSU graduate student wins free rent scholarship

    MSU graduate student wins free rent scholarship

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 3:03 PM EDT2018-09-18 19:03:16 GMT
    Erica Bourland was this year's Arbor Creek Apartment Scholarship which means she gets to live rent free for one year while pursuing her masters degree. (Source: KAUZ)Erica Bourland was this year's Arbor Creek Apartment Scholarship which means she gets to live rent free for one year while pursuing her masters degree. (Source: KAUZ)

    One Midwestern State University graduate student will not have to worry about rent for one year. 

    One Midwestern State University graduate student will not have to worry about rent for one year. 

  • Mom makes son wear 'I am a bully' shirt to school

    Mom makes son wear 'I am a bully' shirt to school

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-09-18 18:40:57 GMT
    A Texas mom made her fifth grader son wear the 'bully' shirt to school to teach him a lesson. (Source: Parent/KTRK/CNN)A Texas mom made her fifth grader son wear the 'bully' shirt to school to teach him a lesson. (Source: Parent/KTRK/CNN)

    The fifth grader was calling other boys "stupid" and "idiot," the mom said. She used the shirt to send him a message.

    The fifth grader was calling other boys "stupid" and "idiot," the mom said. She used the shirt to send him a message.

Powered by Frankly