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“I Take Care of My Husband and Meals on Wheels Central Texas Takes Care of Us Both”

May 24, 2021

Dominga Olivarez, 91, and her husband, Refugio, 94, have been living in their East Austin home since 1965. They are proud home owners. As new arrivals in the 1960s, the couple rented a few houses before they had saved up enough money from Mr. Olivarez’s farming business to buy this home. “This house…it was my husband’s work. It is why we don’t want to leave.”

Winter Storm Response

May 21, 2021

This February, a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, our community was hit by an unprecedented winter storm that affected our clients, volunteers and staff. But it was also a moment that really showed the strength of community. Everyone came together to help those affected by the storm damage, and power and water outages.

March for Meals 2021

May 15, 2021

Each year, Meals on Wheels programs across the country take part in March for Meals, a month of celebration of our mission to nourish and enrich the lives of hungry and isolated seniors.

Helping Homebound Heroes - May

April 30, 2021

Home Repair client Mr. Dwayne Johnson is a decorated veteran, originally from Mississippi. He served honorably in the U.S. Army for over 20 years and was deployed to Kuwait and served during the Persian Gulf War. Mr. Johnson was decorated with several medals and ribbons including the Southwest Asia Service Medal with three bronze stars and the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal.

Helping Homebound Heroes - April

March 31, 2021

After two decades of serving his nation, Robert McIntyre then spent 10 years in daily service to his dying younger brother. When he joined the Air Force in 1974, Mr. McIntyre continued a family tradition of enlisting for military duty; four of his older siblings and an uncle were in the armed forces.