News

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 ...

A WINNER OF THE GREATER AUSTIN AREA 2016 TOP WORKPLACES AWARD

Meals on Wheels Central Texas has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by the Austin American-Statesman. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

“It’s an Activity I Enjoy”

Bill Phillips has no need for GPS while navigating South Austin.  “After 11 years, I’d say I know all of the streets without using a map,” he says of his time as a dedicated Meals on Wheels volunteer in that part of town.