Shirley Bradberry, Director of Client Services, was honored with a trophy for 32 years of service at the High Heels for Hot Meals Golden Anniversary. Jackie Hamm, CEO, emotionally shared how profound an impact Shirley has made to the community through her committment and genuine love of our Meals on Wheels clients and volunteers for over three decades. Thank you, Shirley for your dedication and compassionate heart.
The 2017 High Heels for Hot Meals Golden Anniversary goes down in the books as the most successful one yet!
Final numbers are not in, but Meals on Wheels will receive between $55,000 - $60,000 thanks to the support of sponsors and guests who attended. This is at least $10,000 higher than ever before!
Over 300 community supporters attended the event, participating the various activities such as Shoe Garden Bidding, Live Auction, Signature Drink Raffle, and Casino Play. MC and Auctioneer Chris Cunningham introduced Board Chairs and community leaders to toast THE Kitchen's 50th Anniversary and encouraged participants to donatwe generously during our auction.
Shirley Bradberry, Director of Client Services for Meals on Wheels, received a Recognition Trophy for 32 years of service feeding our community.
DJ Marcus kept the party going throughout the night and helped promote participation with our Shoe Cam donated by KFDX.
Thank you to sponsors, guests, volunteers, and donors for celebrating this monumental milestone with us!
The 2017 Meals on Wheels Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was held April 13th, at The Red Door. Over 150 volunteers attended, enjoying BBQ prepared by U.S. Olympic Chef Sean Daniels and Crew.
Volunteer of the Year is ROMA YOKLEY. She is 93 years old and has delivered MEALS for 17 years! Thank you to all of our volunteers for all that you do!
January 2017 - THE Kitchen's Meals on Wheels program is always growing, serving between 850-900 clients on 58 routes in Wichita Falls every week day. As of November 2016, we are now able to deliver to children with disabilities and their caregivers. And, in March 2017, we will be delivering Meals on Wheels on the weekends too! According to our surveys, 54% of our clients have been rationing food from their week day meals so they will not go hungry on Saturday and Sunday. No more! We are very excited to be able to fulfill our purpose, that no senior, disabled or home bound child or adult in our community goes hungry.
Each route takes routes can be delivered in less than an hour. Volunteers who deliver in pairs, with one driver and one runner, can be finished in as little as 30 minutes. You can even choose to deliver in your own neighborhood.
Our drive-thru system has cut down on volunteer pick-up time. Expect to wait no more than 5 minutes to receive your route sheet and have meals loaded into your vehicle. This extra convenience has helped to make becoming a Meals on Wheels volunteer easier than ever.
Meals can be picked up as early at 10:30 a.m. All routes must be delivered by 1:15.
If you are interested in becoming a Meals on Wheels volunteer, contact Lisa Williams, Volunteer Coordinator, at 940/322-6232 or fill out an application online at thekitchenwf.org. It will be the most fulfilling hour of your week.