This week, SWBC began a pilot program of delivering Meals on Wheels to qualifying seniors in our community. Each weekday, a pair of SWBC employees will donate one lunch hour and deliver meals to homebound seniors living in close proximity to their offices. This coordinated effort will not only help feed frail seniors living nearby, but will also provide opportunities for brief wellness checks and help combat loneliness amongst this very vulnerable segment of our community.
“We are extremely excited to have SWBC as our newest partner,” said CEO, Sharon Baughman. “Senior hunger is a major issue in Bexar County and with such a high demand for our services, it is a blessing to have SWBC commit to our mission.”
“SWBC has spent a lot of time supporting the youth, and we feel it’s equally important to help the citizens who built our country and defended our freedom,” said Gary Dudley, SWBC President. “We commend Meals on Wheels on the great job they do, and we wanted to help support them.”
The addition of SWBC as a meal delivery partner will not only save the program nearly $7,000 in delivery costs, but will allow Meals on Wheels to add more seniors who are in desperate need of the service. “Delivering thousands of meals each weekday would be quite a challenge without the help of our volunteers,” adds Baughman. “SWBC’s involvement couldn’t have come at a better time.” SWBC will be the 22nd corporate partner to begin delivering meals on behalf of the program.
With the help of local partners, Meals on Wheels delivers over 890,000 meals each year to homebound seniors living in Bexar County. Corporations, churches, and civic groups are all encouraged to learn more about becoming a meal delivery partner by calling Volunteer Services at (210) 735-5115 or by visiting the program’s website at www.christianseniorservices.org.
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About Meals on Wheels of San Antonio
Meals on Wheel of San Antonio, a program of Christian Senior Services, prepares and delivers over 3,600 nutritious meals each weekday to homebound seniors living in Bexar County. With a registered dietitian on staff, meals are often the primary source of daily nutrition received by our recipients. In addition, daily interaction with volunteers and staff drivers can combat loneliness and provide opportunities for early intervention in life-threatening situations. Last year, the program provided over 890,000 meals to senior residents of Bexar County. To learn more about the organization, visit www.christianseniorservices.org.
Headquartered in San Antonio, SWBC is a diversified financial services company providing a wide range of insurance, mortgage, and investment services to financial institutions, businesses, and individuals. With offices across the country, SWBC is committed to providing quality products, outstanding service, and customized solutions in all 50 states. For more information, visit SWBC’s website at www.swbc.com.