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Meals on Wheels bringing food to local area

By Anna Noel

The Cuero Record

Meals on Wheels of Victoria is expanding their services to include Cuero and Thomaston, thanks to United Way of the Crossroads.

“They’ll get four frozen meals and one hot meal,” Dominique Hicks, the Program Services Manager and Volunteer Coordinator, and Jenn Putman, the Development and Communications Coordinator, explained.

“We do our meal deliveries [in Victoria] on Mondays, so ideally it’s supposed to be Monday through Friday. In Cuero, it will be Wednesday, so that will be five meals total.”

They also discussed how to sign up for distribution.

“We’re distributing applications to nursing homes so hopefully some people will be referred, but they can also just contact us directly. Our Intake Coordinator can be contacted at intake@mowvictoria.org or call us and just simply fill out the application. She’ll meet with them and have them sign some forms. Their eligibility is determined by a scale based on how easily they’re able to get around by themselves, if they’re able to drive, do shopping and cooking for themselves, are they alone, it’s a whole list of things and each thing, it’s like this is one point, this is two points, and then if they get up to like 20, then they’re eligible.”

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