WF Meals on Wheels Clients Get Extra Food for Thanksgiving

- Not all Texomans will spend Thanksgiving day feasting with family and friends. Some will spend it alone.

Cooks at The Kitchen prepared extra meals which volunteers delivered Monday and Tuesday. And one client tells us she considers the special deliveries a big blessing for which she is thankful for which she is thankful.

Delivering food and smiles is a family affair for Kathryn Salvi and her children.

For more than a year they have delivered meals to senior and disabled clients in the Wichita Falls Meals On Wheels Program.

"I enjoy talking to the people.  I care about them cause they're all my friends.  I also like doing this cause of the fact I feel better about myself because I know I'm helping people who need it," says 13 year old David Salvi who delivers meals with his mother.

"We do get to visit with them. We get to talk with them.  A lot of them, I think they look forward to people who have the time to actually stop and hear their stories and find out what their plans are and to just give them a hug," adds Kathryn Salvi.

And on this day hugs were plentiful as the Salvi's took extra meals so clients will have a meal on Thanksgiving and the day after the holiday.

"It's hard for me to stand on my feet to get anything cooked.  The only thing I can make it sandwiches and sit in my chair, so having a full meal and a hot meal everyday means the world to me," says Nancianne Russell, a Meals on Wheels client.

Earlier this month Russell and other clients also received some emergency food in case bad weather puts the brakes on the program. Russell says she is thankful for all the folks who make these special deliveries possible.

"Bless those people that work in that kitchen and the ones that come out and use their own gas and their own time," Russell adds.

Between Monday and today The Kitchen prepared $3,000 meals that were delivered to all 750 clients for Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday.

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