Volunteers and donations are needed to prepare Meals on Wheels seniors for storm season

HOUSTON (March 28, 2022) – As the Gulf Coast gears up for the 2022 Hurricane Season, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston will carry out its annual Operation IMpact project as an in-person, family-friendly volunteer opportunity. Operation IMpact prepares close to 5,000 homebound seniors in a five-county area for hurricane season by supplying them with a week’s worth of shelf-stable food to use in case a storm disrupts their Meals on Wheels deliveries.

“The past few years were challenging for our seniors due to the pandemic and then Winter Storm Uri,” said Martin B. Cominsky, President and CEO of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston. “We have made sure to keep our seniors supplied with emergency food, and now it’s time to replenish that supply for hurricane season.”

Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston and Galveston County delivers more than two million meals each year to nearly 5,000 homebound seniors, veterans and people with disabilities across five counties.

This year’s Operation IMpact will require close to one thousand volunteers to pick up boxes of food from two sites in Harris and Galveston Counties and deliver those items to seniors. The project will take place on Saturday, May 14 in Harris County and on Saturday, May 21 in Galveston County. This is a volunteer opportunity. Financial donations and sponsorships are also needed to cover the costs of the emergency food. To volunteer or donate please visit: https://www.imgh.org/donate/meals/impact/.