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Elderly Go Days Without Meals on Wheels Deliveries

Christmas Whiteout 2012 forced THE Kitchen to cancel Meals on Wheels deliveries after the holiday.

"The problem is that many of our volunteers, because we are heavily based on volunteers, can't come in to help us get those meals out," said Director of Development and Marketing Dominique Calhoun.

Fortunately, THE Kitchen prepared ahead for the storm, delivering extra meals the Thursday and Friday before Christmas.

"What we have done is deliver "shelf stable" meals, which we deliver to our clients for inclement weather purposes to ensure that they have meals throughout the days that we are off," said Calhoun. The "shelf stable" meals include non-perishable items and other things the elderly can keep in their pantries.

Still, Calhoun said Texomans should check on any elderly neighbors or friends, anytime there is bad weather.

"Make sure that they have the ability to eat today, because if not, they may try to go out and brave the storm and brave this weather and end up in an accident, and we don't want that to happen to them," said Calhoun.

THE Kitchen and each of it's facilities, including Red and Green Door and Meals on Wheels, will re-open on Friday, Dec. 28th.

 

Christina Myers
Newschannel Six
cmyers@kauz.com

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