The fact is 20% of all seniors in Texas are at risk of hunger, the sixth highest rate of senior hunger in the nation.
YWCA of Houston serves on average 300,000 meals to venerable home bounds seniors in Houston and surrounding areas, making us the second largest provider of Home Delivered Meals in the city of Houston and the largest provider of Congregate Meals.
Our Meals on Wheels program provides meals to seniors that are over the age of 60.
Through collaboration with the Houston/Harris County Area Agency on Aging and Harris County Community Service Department we provide more than 2000 seniors with a hot nutritionally balanced meal, Monday through Friday (except approved holidays). The YWCA of Houston nutritional programs allow the seniors the opportunity to remain independent in their homes and interact with their peers.
To qualify for the YWCA of Houston Meals on Wheels Program, a person must be at least 60 years old and/or the spouse of a 60 or over participant, reside in the approved YWCA service area, has an impairment that would prevent you from attending a senior congregate center. All participants are required to complete an initial assessment to ensure eligibility and if approved an annual assessment thereafter. Assessments are completed by a YWCA of Houston Intake Specialist.
To enroll in the Meals on Wheels Program, please contact Monica Gonzalez, Lead Assessment Specialist, at 713-640-6822 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If you would like to partner with the YWCA of Houston to donate food and/or resources or to sponsor our Seniors Programs, please complete the donation form.