City of WF offering grocery cart service

Updated: May. 24, 2021 at 4:16 PM CDT
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - The city of Wichita Falls is offering a subscription grocery cart service for those at least 60 years of age.

Through the Grocery Cart Program, city officials will pick up subscribers, take them to the grocery store, and then return them to their residence with their groceries.

“Important to Wichita Falls because, as I mentioned earlier, it is a program that we are able to provide that a lot of transit agents aren’t able to provide, but it’s for those that are unable to get to the grocery store,” said Jenny Stevens, public transportation administrator.

Individuals must be at least 60 years old or have a certified disability to qualify for the program. It will cost $3 for a roundtrip ride and reservations must be made the day before.

News Channel 6 talked to a man who said the program would have greatly benefit one woman he knew.

“Wanted to go back home and she didn’t know how she’d be getting groceries and things like that, people were telling her,” said Bill Benett, longtime Wichita Falls resident. “I think she kinda willed herself somewhat but a lot of people need help like that.”

City officials will take calls starting at 9 a.m. and shopping days and Walmart locations are listed below:

  • Tuesdays - Central Freeway location
  • Wednesdays - Greenbriar Road location
  • Thursdays - Lawrence Road location

To schedule an appointment, call (940) 761-7433.

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