Meals on Wheels Collin County is excited to announce that they received a $30,000 grant from the Dallas Women’s Foundation to help remove the women off of their current wait list.
Meals on Wheels programs across the country collectively serve a nutritious meal, a warm smile and the safety check that keep over two and a half million seniors a year healthy and living in their own homes. This effort is the product of a dynamic and effective partnership between a national network of local Meals on Wheels programs and the businesses, organizations, governments, donors and volunteers who give so generously in their communities.
The funding received from Dallas Women’s Foundation has allowed Meals on Wheels Collin County to lift 85 women from their current wait list, feeding them a hot meal Monday through Friday throughout their fiscal year. Zella Tyson, Interim Executive Director for Meals on Wheels Collin County said, “More than half of the seniors on our waiting list are at risk females in need of daily nutritious meals. We are so excited that the Dallas Women’s Foundation has partnered with Meals on Wheels Collin County to keep seniors independent in their families, homes and communities.” There is no doubt that this funding could not have come at a more crucial time. “Meals on Wheels of Collin County provides essential services for women to age in place, which is important to their quality of life. Their demonstrated ability to serve women in urban - and rural - settings in Collin County is impressive. We are proud to partner with Meals on Wheels of Collin County.” Said Mary Valadez, Senior Grants Director for Dallas Women’s Foundation.