Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Texans are a proud bunch. And, the truth is, we have much to be proud of.
We can surely be proud of the efforts of our home-delivered meal agencies. These organizations have been instrumental in helping Texans who have spent their lives working, but have reached a point where they need a little help to maintain their independence. Providing them with meals to enjoy in their homes allows our seniors and homebound neighbors the freedom to live with comfort and dignity.
Thanks to the Texas Legislature, almost 200 home-delivered meal providers have received $10 million through the Texans Feeding Texans: Home-Delivered Meal Program. The Texas Department of Agriculture is proud to administer this program, which has assisted home-delivered meal agencies in providing a much-needed service to homebound elderly and disabled Texans.
We are happy to do our part, and would also encourage you to consider offering a helping hand to those who need it now. Contact your local home-delivered meal provider to find out how you can help.