DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Meals on Wheels volunteers are a vital resource for hungry homebound seniors year-round – and a lifeline for seniors during dangerously cold weather.
Every Monday through Friday, members of the Visiting Nurse Association’s Meals on Wheels team spread out across Dallas, bringing meals to up to 6,000 seniors.
They make deliveries – even in the frigid cold – to make sure seniors don’t go hungry. They also put emergency plans in place during bad weather in case volunteers can’t get out to the seniors
“We have already supplied all of our 4,500 clients with shelf stable meals. They have a week’s worth,” said Jennifer Austin, the Visiting Nurse Association’s Managing Director of Development and Communications.
During the deadly February 2021 storm, they were often the first contact many seniors had with the outside world in days.