$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. 

Generosity of Liberty Brookshire Brothers

South Liberty County Meals on Wheels was the lucky recipient of a $500 gift card from the Liberty Brookshire Brothers! The local business chose Meals on Wheels for a grant from their corporate office, and we are so thankful for the decision. The gift came at the perfect time; the Board of Directors had just authorized plans for a fall BBQ Potato Fundraiser luncheon. The gift card will help purchase needed grocery supplies and was a God-sent sign that the upcoming fundraiser will be a smashing success. Thank you!


Pictured are various Board members and delivery volunteers, Kim Stegall (Executive Director) and Lori Williams (volunteer coordinator), along with Liberty Brookshire Brothers manager Gary Havard.

Pictured are Board members and delivery volunteers, Kim Stegall (Executive Director) and Lori Williams (volunteer coordinator). Brookshire Brothers was represented by manager Gary Havard.

Blessing Boxes

What a Grace-filled idea! GRACE Initiative was recently the recipient of a “Blessing Box” from a local church community.

During their June Bible Study, the good folks at Hardin United Methodist (HUMC) chose GRACE Initiative as an outlet for their generous hearts. Spearheaded by Nell Key, a “Blessing Box” was set up during family meal time prior to each Bible Study session. Members were informed of GRACE’s signature project – South Liberty Meals on Wheels- and encouraged to contribute by dropping their donation in to the Blessing Box.

The church’s efforts funded approximately 75 meals – an entire week’s worth- which was presented by GRACE Board Member Pam Milentz at the July board meeting. Mrs. Milentz and board member Emily Cook both are active members of HUMC.

We thank you Hardin United Methodist for their generosity, and for such a great giving tool.

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!

Running the numbers

Meals-On-Wheels of South Liberty County provides five hot meals a week to approximately 65 citizens in Liberty and Ames. All of our drivers and deliverers are volunteers. At $4 per meal, the investment of ensuring our elderly population receives a nutritious meal enables independent living and dramatically reduces healthcare costs.

Our funding comes from three main sources: Liberty County, individual contributions and through a program from the Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGAC). Currently, HGAC funds provide approximately six months’ worth of South Liberty County’s Meals-On-Wheels program. For the second half of the year, our meals must be paid for through individual contributions, partnerships and private funds.
In celebration of Older Americans Month, your local Meals-on-Wheels program has a goal of raising $17,500.00 by the end of May.

Will you help feed our elderly neighbors with a gift of $20, $50, $100, $250 or $500 today?

Your generous gift literally puts food on the table and provides a warm smile and friendly face to our most vulnerable local citizens.

Gifts may be sent to P.O. Box 10397 Liberty, TX 77575 or made online at www.libertymeals.com
Thank you for helping protect some of our most vulnerable citizens!

An Introduction to South Liberty County Meals-on -Wheels

Welcome to the new website for South Liberty County Meals-on-Wheels! A program of nonprofit organization, G.R.A.C.E Initiative, the South Liberty County Meals-on-Wheels program currently serves five hot meals per week to approximately 65 clients within the City of Liberty and the City of Ames.

Unlike other programs, ours is unique: all of our delivery drivers are volunteers! The Liberty County community is known for their heart for their neighbors, and the volunteers at Meals-on-Wheels are a daily testament to that truth.

In recognition of Older Americans Month, the Board of Directors are embarking on a May fundraising effort. Each meal costs just $4! To continue serving our existing clients and to expand serving more areas and more local residents, will you make a gift today?

All donations are tax-deductible. You may donate online here or mail a check to PO Box 10397, Liberty, Texas 77575. THANK YOU!