HOUSTON (December 14, 2022) – Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston’s Meals on Wheels for Galveston County (MOWGC) program opened a new headquarters located on 216 Byrd Street in La Marque to expand its operations in Galveston County.
“Our new headquarters in La Marque allows us to continue to meet the growing demand for senior nutrition in Galveston County,” said Marie Mark, Operations Manager of Meals on Wheels Galveston County. “Meals on Wheels is more than a meal. It is a friendly visit and a resource for assistance services to vulnerable, homebound seniors.”
The grand opening event was attended by several local officials and special guests including Stephen Holmes, Galveston County Commissioner, Amber Murray, representing the office of Congressman Randy Weber, Texas City Mayor Dedrick Johnson, La Marque Mayor Keith Bell, Emily Watkins, Chair of the Meals on Wheels Galveston County Advisory Council and Robert Sepeda from The Brown Foundation, Inc. TRIO Community Meals provided boxed lunches for the event attendees.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was officiated by representatives of three area chambers including Jenny Senter, Texas City and La Marque Chamber of Commerce, Dewan Clayborn, League City Chamber of Commerce and Gina Spagnola, Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce.
The construction project was managed by Dan Boggio, CEO of PBK Architects and building contractor Generocity Services, Inc.
Meals on Wheels Galveston County has had a long-standing partnership with Galveston County. For several years, the county partnered with MOWGC on meal delivery. MOWGC assumed responsibility for meal deliveries to certain seniors in the area in 2017, at the request of Galveston County. At that time, MOWGC began serving 217 homebound seniors and had a waiting list of equal size. By 2021, the number of clients served had increased to 550 with no waitlist. These seniors received over 202,719 meals in that year. In 2022 MOWGC has served 650 clients and will serve more than 375,075 meals. The program was quickly outgrowing loaned space provided at Carbide Park by the County. The new facility greatly expands office, warehouse and storage space, and allows Meals on Wheels trucks to pick up meals in La Marque instead of having to drive into downtown Houston.
Meals on Wheels provides FREE home-delivered meals and more to seniors, veterans and adults with disabilities. Seniors in Galveston County can sign up for FREE home-delivered meals by calling 281.943.4688 or visiting imgh.org/lunch.