It was a privilege to donate $1,000 to an amazing group called Meals on Wheels. The non-profit provides nutritious food to disadvantaged residents. Caps off to these kind-hearted elves!
Every morning a small army of 5,000 volunteers goes to work to prepare food, staff distribution points, and deliver the meals – at their own expense. They also stay to chat, make sure that these sweet senior citizens are doing well, and perform a safety check. For many recipients, this is their only social contact of the day and they eagerly await the visits. These volunteers are doing the Lord’s work.
Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County prepares and delivers an incredible one million meals a year to local residents. They even provide food for pets.
The non-profit organization also arranges medical appointments, reviews medications and diets, and provides nutritional education. Each client has their own professional case manager who assesses their needs and coordinates badly needed services.
This amazing group was started here by faith-based groups in 1973. It relies on us to make it work. If you are interested in learning more, here is more information. You can spend as little as one or two hours a week delivering or give $6.50 to provide the meals for someone for one day.
It is sad that millions of Americans are elderly, disabled, and live alone. Many lack the funds and means to go to a grocery store. Texas unfortunately has the fourth highest number of people in the country who go to bed hungry each night.
I enjoyed delivering food with my wonderful wife Mara, whom I have had the pleasure and good fortune to be married to for the past 31 years. She volunteers for Meals on Wheels and I wanted to help her as she drove a new route.
It was a lot of fun. We enjoy performing community service together. And the morning was even more meaningful because Mara’s mother had food delivered to her in her hometown in West Virginia in her waning years and we have never forgotten the organization’s kindness. I plan on helping Mara deliver meals in the future.
I am very appreciative of the opportunity to represent many fine people in Fort Worth over the past nearly 40 years. I enjoy supporting our community, including the Tarrant Food Bank and Humane Society.
I want to try to make a difference in people’s lives, especially my injured clients. I am blessed to be an attorney and I am grateful for all that I have been given.
Especially during this holiday season, it is important to make sure that those who are less fortunate have food to eat and guardian angels to watch over them. Jesus fed the multitude. Supporting Meals on Wheels is part of the joy of Christmas.