Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Interfaith Ministries) is preparing for one of its biggest Meals on Wheels delivery days of the year: Thanksgiving.
This is an annual community-wide event hosted on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon, to help feed homebound seniors in the Greater Houston area and Galveston County. More than 500 volunteers are needed to help deliver holiday meals.
“As families gather around tables all over greater Houston, we want to remind seniors how thankful we are for them and the gift they are to our community,” said Ali Al Sudani, Senior Vice President for Programs and Chief of Staff at Interfaith Ministries. “One of the simplest ways we can do that is to deliver a hot turkey dinner with all the trimmings to their home and wish them a Happy Thanksgiving. For some seniors, this will be the only interaction with people they have all day.”
Interfaith Ministries’ Meals on Wheels program serves more than 4,400 seniors in the greater Houston and Galveston areas every weekday, delivering nutritious meals that helps support seniors living independently in their own homes. Along with providing nourishing food, Meals on Wheels feeds the spirits of seniors with a friendly hello and a check on their well-being.
Volunteers are needed to deliver meals to homebound seniors on the holiday. Families are welcome to volunteer together, and there will be a Kids Zone where children can make cards for seniors and enjoy games, entertainment and refreshments for all. Volunteers can register online at www.imgh.org/thanksgiving.
Meals will be distributed from two locations and volunteer shifts are available from 9 a.m. to Noon.
Houston – First Presbyterian Church, North Parking Lot, 5300 Main Street, Houston, TX 77004
Galveston County – Wayne Johnson Community Center, 4102-B Main Street, La Marque, TX 77568 (located inside Carbide Park)
Thank you to The Kroger Company for being the Golden Turkey presenting sponsor and to Energy Transfer for being the Silver Turkey sponsor of Interfaith Ministries’ Meals on Wheels Thanksgiving. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.
“This is always a very popular event for families, friends and community groups,” said Al Sudani. “It’s a day you’ll always remember, and one that many of our seniors look forward to every year.”
Pet food donations will be accepted for Interfaith Ministries’ Animeals program at the event. Volunteers are encouraged to bring dog or cat food for the pets of Meals on Wheels seniors, too. Pet food will be distributed at a later date.
For more information or to volunteer, visit www.imgh.org/thanksgiving.