$5,000 Contribution from Liberty County Housing Authority

In January, the Liberty County Housing Authority partnered with the South Liberty County Meals on Wheels program to provide a grant of $5,000 earlier this year.  The grant’s purpose is to cover shelf-stable meals for our homebound elderly.  The money came from a funding stream the housing authority had for disaster-related costs within the county.   Due to frequent flooding making transport to some of our clients difficult, our meals on wheels program often must deliver shelf stable meals in lieu of daily, hot meals.   The particular challenge locally is that the amount of times per year that Meals on Wheels must deliver shelf stable meals outpaces the amount of allotted meals the program is reimbursed for through the Houston Galveston Agency on Aging Council.  These funds from the Liberty County Housing Authority will greatly aid in our service to some of our most vulnerable citizens. 


Pictured (L-R):  Klint Bush, Chairman of Liberty County Housing Authority; Delores Moore, Executive Director of Liberty County Housing Authority; Meals on Wheels board members, Maxine Domain, Emily Cook (also board member of the Liberty County Housing Authority), Terri Bivins, Pam Milentz and Mike Allison. 

IT ONLY TAKES A LUNCH BREAK

Nine million seniors face the threat of hunger, and millions more live alone in isolation. And some of those nine million live in Liberty County. With the senior population expected to double by 2060, we need you to join a new generation of Meals on Wheels volunteers today.

How does South Liberty County Meals on Wheels work? Each day at lunch, four routes of Volunteer Delivery Drivers meet at the Liberty ISD cafeteria to pick up food and grab their clipboards! They check the notes from the previous day’s volunteers and head out! The entire routes take 1.5 hours or less.

Learning how to deliver is as easy as watching a video on your own time, in the comfort of your own home and then being paired with an experienced volunteer for a few weeks!

Call (936) 641-2846 or email kimstegall@graceliberty.org today!