Our Commitment to Our Community
June 8, 2020
Black lives matter to Meals on Wheels Central Texas.
It is not acceptable for us to live in a world where a police officer presses his knee and full weight for almost nine minutes into the neck of yet another black human being—George Floyd—whose pleas of “I can’t breathe” are ignored, and then he is gone.
Human dignity matters to Meals on Wheels Central Texas.
It is not acceptable for us to live in a world where some people think their own racial group is superior to others and continue to de-humanize and disrespect people of color.
Independence matters to Meals on Wheels Central Texas.
It is not acceptable for us to live in a world where people of color are not truly free and treated equally.
This moment in time matters to Meals on Wheels Central Texas.
Nearly half of the seniors we serve are people of color. Daily we are confronted in our work by the structural forces that disproportionately impact so many of our neighbors of color and make them vulnerable. Daily we are reminded how racism, discrimination, and unconscious bias in food security, housing, and health care have led to their painful and frustrating experiences of injustice. We especially acknowledge the depth of that pain and frustration, made even more intense by its repetition over time as these injustices never seem to end.
Today, Meals on Wheels Central Texas recommits to practicing active anti-racism as we continue our loving work to make the world a better place by honoring the right of vulnerable seniors of all races to live freely as long as possible and age with dignity and independence.
In Service Together,
Adam I. Hauser
President & CEO