The Kitchen

The Kitchen

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 00:00

Red Door Calendar

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Wednesday, 10 June 2015 00:00

More Than a Meal

Monday, 30 June 2014 00:00

Donate Now

Your donation will provide meals for those served by The Kitchen’s Meals on Wheels program in Wichita Falls, Texas. Your gift is so important, because 58% of our funding for the program comes from generous donors just like you.

Monday, 30 June 2014 00:00

Volunteer Application

The Meals on Wheels Volunteer Application takes about 5 minutes to fill out.  You can email it back to us, mail it back to us, drop it off at our main office at 1000 Burnett located in the Red Door, or call us at (940)322-6232 and we will pick it up!

If you are still unsure, we would love to give you a tour and walk you through the Meals on Wheels process.  You can also ride along with another drive and see what it is like to serve some of the 850 seniors, disabled, and homebound in our community.

If you look to your LEFT, under THE Kitchen logo in the little box, you will find the Volunteer Application link.

Thank you for helping to feed the hungry in our community!
Friday, 27 June 2014 00:00

Activity Calendar for the Red Door






 
Friday, 27 June 2014 00:00

2014 IRS Form 990

You can download the full 26 page report from the link on the left.

Friday, 27 June 2014 00:00

End of Year Report

Friday, 27 June 2014 00:00

Board Of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017

Chad Stroud, President
CPA, Eagle Oil & Gas
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Debra Suggs, Vice Chair
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Karen Brock,Treasurer
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Wayne Reed, Secretary
KFDX TV-3 Texoma's FOX
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Laura Fidelie
Midwestern State University
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Colby Huffman
Care Team
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Sandra Ross
Mac Thornberry's Office
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Martha Picado Seegers
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Thursday, 26 June 2014 00:00

Meet the Executive Director

Jackie Hamm, CEO

Jackie Hamm, CEO


I truly understand the quote, "choose a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life," because for me, serving The Kitchen isn’t a job, it’s my passion.

Welcome to The Kitchen family! Thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to help support a growing concern in our community…senior hunger.

A recent report documents the growing problem of senior hunger in America, and Texas figures prominently in it. Texas ranks #6 in the percent of seniors facing the threat of hunger in the U.S.

The report, titled “The State of Senior Hunger in America 2012: An Annual Report,” was prepared by respected economists Dr. James P. Ziliak and Dr. Craig Gunderson for The Meals on Wheels Research Foundation. The study, which is based on 2012 data (the latest year for which data is available), found 9.3 million seniors face the threat of hunger nationally, and the problem is growing.

In Wichita Falls, The Kitchen struggles to keep up with the growing demand for Meals on Wheels.  Our staff prepares approximately 1700 meals every day. We could not accomplish this without YOUR help.

Again, THANK YOU for your support of Meals on Wheels in Wichita Falls.

Jackie Hamm

CEO

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 00:00

About The Kitchen

Feeding Our Community For 50 Years

The Kitchen has been feeding the hungry in Wichita Falls for 50 years now!  We are called THE Kitchen because we provide delicious and nutritious meals for four wonderful programs in the community: The Red Door, The Green Door, Meals on Wheels, and Kid’s Café. THE Kitchen is located at 1000 Burnett, at the Red Door Activity Center.  The Red Door is where it all began…

In 1965, The Church of The Good Shepherd provided a building behind its place of worship for seniors of the Wichita Falls community to meet, but it was difficult to find. So, they painted the door red and directions were to "go down the alley to the red door."  We kept the name and today the Red Door Senior Center houses our main offices and is still a place to enjoy a delicious lunch and fellowship.

On May 15, 1967, the seniors, along with the help of several community leaders, founded Senior Citizens Services of North Texas, and acquired the Temple of Israel Synagogue located directly across the street, which became the new Red Door Senior Center.

Over the years, Senior Citizens Services of North Texas has made significant changes to provide more meals, activities and services to ensure a viable and healthy senior community throughout Wichita Falls. In October 2009, the Red Door moved to its current location next door to the Synagogue in the former Social Security Administration building at the corner of 1000 Burnett.

Also in 2009, the organization developed a strategic partnership to ensure that not only the seniors, but the children of Wichita Falls, never go hungry. Due to this partnership, Senior Citizens Services of North Texas changed its name in 2011 to become more encompassing, to simply, The Kitchen.

Today, The Kitchen's mission is to provide "nutritious meals and complementary services" to the citizens of Wichita Falls.

We welcome you to tour our site, to learn more about our programs, and contact us for more information at:

The Kitchen
1000 Burnett Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
940/322-6232 ext.1122
940/242-6212 Fax
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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1655
Wichita Falls, TX 76307

Meals on Wheels
1008 Burnett Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

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"Like Most Families, Ours Gather
at The Kitchen"

...feeding our community since 1967