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Rockwall Committee On Aging thanks restaurants, donors for holiday Meals On Wheels

ROCKWALL – The Rockwall County Committee On Aging delivered 37,618 “Meals On Wheels” to local senior citizens in 2011.

According to Board Member Kristy Bailey, when school is in session during the week, Rockwall ISD’s Quest Academy kitchen keeps busy preparing meals for a cadre of volunteers to pick up and deliver on their various routes. The volunteers use their own gas and time to make deliveries on a regular basis.

Holidays, however, are different, when Quest Academy is closed. That’s when generous business owners or civic groups donate the money needed to purchase meals from area restaurants, often at a reduced rate. The volunteers who do the delivery are often from service clubs.

“Our small staff works tirelessly to provide programs for our growing elderly population,” said Margie VerHagen, Executive Director. “One of the key elements is the sponsorship and delivery of holiday meals.”

“The RCCOA would like to thank the following participating restaurants and financial donors who made delivery of holiday meals possible this past Christmas.”

Restaurants:

  • Taco Casa
  • CiCi’s Pizza
  • Lenny’s Subs
  • Culvers
  • NoNa’s Cafe
  • Zanata’s
  • El Chico

Financial donors who made it possible included:

  • Dr. Les Sandknop
  • Farmer’s Electric
  • Heart of Texas
  • Rockwall Breakfast Rotary
  • Dr. Buffington
  • Dr. Turner
  • Soroptomist Club
  • Kiwanis Club
  • Farmers Insurance

Rockwall County Committee on Aging offers more than Meals on Wheels. Programs include the Diabetic Seminars, Caregiver Conference, Information and Referral, Benefits Counseling, Books-to-Go, and the popular Pet Food Program, where seniors get pet food for their cats and dogs.

For more information about the RCCOA programs, visit: www.rockwallmow.com or call 972-771-9514.

By J.J. Smith, Publisher

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