Last week, HOLT CAT began delivering Meals on Wheels to elderly neighbors living in Southeast San Antonio. Each weekday, a pair of HOLT CAT employees will donate one lunch hour and deliver meals to homebound seniors living in close proximity to their Training and Support Center located on South WW White. The new partnership will greatly impact an area of San Antonio where more meal delivery partners are needed.
“East and Southeast San Antonio are areas of greater density and often produce a higher demand for our services,” explains Christian Senior Services’ CEO, Sharon Baughman. “To have HOLT CAT step up for their elderly neighbors not only speaks volumes about their leadership and commitment to San Antonio, but their involvement will have a direct and immediate impact on our program.”
“One of the ways we demonstrate our core value of commitment is by showing a caring attitude, not only to employees and customers, but also to the community around us. Helping deliver essential meals to those who are homebound is a great way for HOLT volunteers to show that they care,” said Howard Hicks, HOLT’s Vice President of Public Affairs.
With over 890,000 meals delivered in the previous fiscal year, the addition of HOLT CAT as a meal delivery partner will offer relief for Meals on Wheels, as the program continues to grow. “The fastest growing segments of our population are seniors over 65 and nearly half suffer from at least one disabling condition,” adds Baughman. “In order to serve more people, we needed a much stronger volunteer presence on the southeast side and thankfully, HOLT CAT answered our prayers.”
HOLT CAT will be the 23rd corporate partner to begin delivering meals on behalf of the program. This coordinated effort will also provide opportunities for brief wellness checks and help combat loneliness amongst this very vulnerable segment of our community. To learn more about becoming a meal delivery partner, call Meals on Wheels of San Antonio at (210) 735 – 5115.
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.
HOLT CAT® sells, rents and services Caterpillar® machines, engines, generator sets and trucks in a 118-county Texas territory spanning from the Red River to the Rio Grande. HOLT offers total machine and engine rebuild capabilities, sells used equipment around the world and fabricates its own line of land clearing equipment and HOLT Spray King® water tankers. HOLT is the dealer for Link-Belt Cranes in the Eastern half of Texas as well as the El Paso area. They are the dealer for AGCO/Challenger and Claas farm equipment for the Eastern half of Texas and portions of Arkansas, Missouri and Louisiana. SITECH Tejas, another division of HOLT, is the authorized dealer for Trimble Heavy and Highway construction products and services, as well as AccuGrade grade-control products in the same 118 county territory of Texas.