More than 55 teams of volunteers rallied at five locations around Houston June 3 for IM’s (IM) second annual Operation IMpact – a one-day event to deliver shelf-stable meals and cases of water to Meals on Wheels seniors.

Operation IMpact provides seniors with five meals and water in the event a hurricane or other inclement weather interrupts regular meal deliveries.

Volunteers who gathered at IM’s Meals on Wheels offices were joined by Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Cohen.

In addition to IM’s Meals on Wheels offices, volunteers also delivered from the Houston Food Bank, Covenant Lutheran Church, CenterPoint Energy and Humble Area Assistance Ministries.

“We can’t thank enough the volunteers and location hosts for helping deliver these vital provisions,” said Warren Wenner, Director of Meals on Wheels. “This service is important because we don’t want our seniors to go hungry because of flooding and severe weather, but we also want to protect our drivers from dangerous conditions.”

Said one volunteer of the experience, “Everyone appreciated the opportunity and also the kids had a great learning experience.”