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Austin Blues Legend Counts on MOWCTX

From time to time, Hosea Hargrove grabs the guitar, cradles it in his arms and plucks the strings. For the most part though, the instrument lays in his room, idle, a faint reverberation of a lifetime spent singing the blues. Ms. Vincent (daughter) says she knows she can rely on MOWCTX to help her care for her dad … a man who spent a lifetime singing the blues but brought so much joy to others through his music: “It means a lot to me. He has put a lot of happiness in a lot of people, people love music and music is just in him.”

As I prepare to step down, thank you

Dear Friend: Meals on Wheels Central Texas is a community cornerstone. It’s a place where everyday people unite to help our neighbors. Our work addresses the mind, body, and heart of those we serve through life-sustaining programs. I thank you for being an essential part of this organization; whether you donate your time, your treasure, or both, your participation is what makes our community strong.  With my retirement coming in a few short months, I know I’m going to miss working side by side with the incredible team here at MOWCTX. But there’s peace in knowing that I leave behind a strong organization that can weather life’s storms and keep our community a place where compassion is of the greatest value ...

Client/Route Changes

As the demographic make-up of Austin changes, we find that our higher-need service areas are also constantly shifting.  For years, central Austin was the area that had the highest concentration of clients.  It now seems people in need of our services are moving out of central Austin and relocating further out. We’ve recently noticed areas in North and South, East and West quadrants are experiencing an influx of clients, while client numbers in the central part of town are at an all-time low. The effect on routes is being felt. Some sites have had tremendous growth while others are getting smaller. It is now inevitable that MOWCTX must address these changes by rerouting many areas. In an effort to create more even and balanced client numbers per route, you may notice changes to your route and clients.  With the shifting of routes, it may be necessary for us to move clients to whom you’ve become close.  If this happens, we encourage you to visit clients you may have befriended, even if they are no longer on your list ... 

Connecting Seniors with Technology

We have launched an exciting pilot program called "Connecting Seniors with Technology." This program is designed to increase our client’s knowledge and comfort level with technology by providing Chromebook Laptops and weekly in-home computer sessions. We are seeking a few volunteers with computer experience to help introduce digital technology to our participating clients.

McConaughey And Abbott Help Deliver Thanksgiving Meals on Wheels

100+ volunteers gathered to deliver meals on Thanksgiving Day; among them were Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Oscar Award winning actor, Matthew McConaughey. Beautiful families and friends brought meals and holiday cheer to our most frail neighbors. A heartfelt thank you all of our volunteers for taking time to share this special day with those in need! Check out some of the news coverage ...