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More than 600 seniors seek services on Meals on Wheels S.A. waitlist

$7 helps provides one emergency food kit


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SAN ANTONIO – During the COVID-19 outbreak, Meals on Wheels San Antonio currently supports 5,000 Bexar County seniors.

Today, KSAT Community will be holding a phone bank from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. to help gather donations for Meals on Wheels San Antonio.

During the phone bank, Meals on Wheels San Antonio (MOWSA) is urging everyone to call 866-806-6972 (1-866-80.MOWSA) if you are able to make a monetary donation.

As an extra bonus, seniors that receive meals from MOWSA can expect an emergency food kit to help feed them for four days.

“We have right at 630 on the waitlist," said Vinsen Faris, CEO of Meals on Wheels. "We ask everyone to self-quarantine across San Antonio and stay indoors unless they are really isolated and really frail and have a medical condition that’s really impairing them to be able to stand up or prepare a meal.”

Meals on Wheels needs your help to feed our elderly

“If people don’t step up it’s going to slow things down, we are determined to go forwards serving as many people as we can," Faris said. "We are continuing with our hot daily meals now for an indefinite period of time.”

KSAT Community operates in partnership with University Health System, Energy Transfer and Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union.

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