Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County is grateful for thirty years of support from the Ella C. McFadden Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of North Texas. Because of her generosity and forward thinking, more than 1.1 million meals have been delivered to some of Tarrant County’s most vulnerable citizens, our homebound elderly and disabled neighbors. The fund has enabled us to combat hunger by providing nutritious meals and alleviate isolation with daily visits by caring volunteers, both of which contribute to the dignity and independence of our clients.
One such client is a woman who, along with her father, survived the horrors of the holocaust and eventually moved to Texas in 1949. At the age of 14 she was waiting in line for food rations when her mother, who was severely malnourished, developed pneumonia and died. Now caring volunteers bring her food through our home-delivered meals program.
Her daughter said, “While she can no longer prepare meals for herself, she gets nutritious meals to eat. Most of all, Meals On Wheels has given my family our lives back. Since we cannot be here all of the time, we are very grateful that the people of Meals On Wheels are helping us look after my mother.”
The support of both the Ella C. McFadden Endowment Fund and Community Foundation of North Texas enables Meals on Wheels to provide much-needed services, especially during challenging economic times when donations are down.
To celebrate 30 years of giving from the Ella C. McFadden Endowment Fund, Community Foundation of North Texas is hosting a series called 13 Days of Giving. Each weekday through December 17, we’ll share a story highlighting how one of the nonprofits benefitting from the fund has impacted this region. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to receive the daily alerts, or visit www.cfntx.org.