WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) – For more than 50 years, the people with Meals on Wheels of Wichita Falls have been a vital piece in the lives of so many seniors who either don’t have the means to go grocery shopping or aren’t t healthy enough to cook a meal every day.
While several businesses closed Tuesday due to bad weather, Meals on Wheels volunteers were in full swing making sure customers in Wichita County were taken care of.
When you think of the Service Master company, you think of flood or smoke damage, because they are the guys who come in and clean up after major damage has been done. Well, on Tuesday, some of the staff were providing a different type of service.
Houston Wood with Service Master spent the morning doing what he hopes everyone else would do, especially if they were in the customer’s situation.
“It’s the good thing to do, I really couldn’t say more about that. It is the Christ-like thing to do and it is the divine thing to do. Overall, it’s just a good deed to help another man,” Wood said.
Although volunteers were able to deliver today, The Kitchen of Wichita Falls CEO Jackie Hamm said they took precautions just in case.
“Yesterday we delivered extra meals in case we weren’t able to come today, but when we saw that we were able to bring out a hot meal, we know how important it is to our customers, so we delivered that meal and then tomorrow if we have to use a meal that we delivered earlier, then they already have it ready,” Hamm said.
Hamm said not only are these customers delivered a hot meal, but they also receive a welfare check.
“Meals on Wheels is so important to our customers. We may be the only people seeing that day, which is why on a day like this it’s so important to provide that hot nutrition to our customers,” Hamm said.
Hamm also said they were able to roll out their new truck to make sure those in rural areas weren’t forgotten either.
Hamm said they can always use donations as well as volunteers. If you’d like to help help those in need in our community, click here.