Daily Meals on Wheels deliveries suspended to Rockwall County seniors

Donations needed for Emergency Food Boxes

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – March 14, 2020) With the extension of Rockwall ISD’s Spring Break and the closing of the contract kitchen where daily meals are prepared, Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County has had to suspend daily deliveries to its elderly and disabled homebound clients.

Community members and organizations seeking to help local seniors through this period of uncertainly may sponsor an Emergency Food Box.  A $50 donation provides one senior with a “mercy box” filled with non-perishable food to last about 10-14 days.

“The health and safety of our seniors is of utmost importance,” said Margie Verhagen, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County. “While we have many dedicated volunteers willing to deliver daily meals, the kitchen in which the meals are prepared is closed. Our Emergency Food Box program exists to sustain our clients in situations like this when deliveries cannot be made – whether that be due to severe weather and unsafe roads – or in this case, a Coronavirus pandemic. But we need your monetary donations to help us fill 400 Emergency Food Boxes for immediate delivery. We thank everyone who has so generously donated already. We still have a ways to go so no senior has to go without a meal.”

To sponsor one or more Emergency Food Boxes, go here >> https://rockwallmealsonwheels.org/event/coronaviurs-covid-19-information/?instance_id=145

Donations in any denomination may also be made at the following link, but be sure to note that you would like your donation to go toward Emergency Food Boxes >> https://rockwallmealsonwheels.org/donation/

Spring Tea Postponed

MOWSS has also announced that its Annual Spring Tea Luncheon, scheduled for Thursday, March 19 at Hidden Creek Event Center, has been postponed. Organizers are hoping to reschedule. Sponsors are being notified and individual ticket holders are asked to stay tuned for updates. Organizers wish to express their thanks for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

Mission

MOWSS’ mission is to keep the elderly and disabled citizens of Rockwall County living in their homes as long as safely possible through supportive services, nutritious meals and daily human contact. Learn more at rockwallmealsonwheels.org or call 972-771-9514.


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