The Ark-Tex Council of Governments and the Area Agency on Aging will be receiving a grant in the amount of $276,803 to help with delivering meals to those in need in East Texas.
Home Delivered Meals for Seniors Impacted by COVID-19
Governor Greg Abbott announced on March 25, 2020 that Texas has received a $16.2 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Community Living (ACL) to help communities provide meals for older adults.
The grant was part of a $250 million dollar outlay authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020. Originally created by the Older Americans Act (OAA) of 1965, these programs provide meals to more than 2.4 million older adults nationwide each year, both through home delivery and in places like community centers.
Funding in the amount of $276,803 was allocated to the Ark-Tex Area Agency on Aging for seniors
residing in Bowie, Cass, Morris, Titus, Franklin, Hopkins, Delta, Lamar, and Red River Counties.
The home delivered meals are for seniors age 60 and older impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Seniors requesting Home Delivered Meals should contact the following to begin the intake process:
If you live in Bowie, Cass, Morris, Titus or Franklin Counties, call 903-831-7696.
If you live in Hopkins, Delta, Lamar and River River Counties, call 903-784-2580.