On Tuesday, the Tarrant County Apprentice Court approved a $180,000 funding agreement with Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County to provide meals for vulnerable residents in the County.
Upon approval, Meals on Wheels may purchase and install air conditioning and heating combination window units.
The target population in Tarrant County is the disabled, elderly, low income/income households and grandparents raising grandchildren.
“With the extreme heat we are seeing this summer, the need is resounding in our community,” said Roy Charles Brooks, Tarrant County Precinct 1 Commissioner. Tarrant County and Meals on Wheels help some of our most vulnerable residents.”
Partner agencies will serve as ambassadors for the program, including the Aging Disability Resource Center, Community Resource Connection Group, first responders, and other Tarrant County social service providers serving vulnerable populations.
People who need a unit should contact their social worker or case manager. The social worker or case manager calls Meals on Wheels at (817)336-0912 to make the donation.
If the person is sick but does not have a case manager or social worker, call the Tarrant County Senior and Disability Resource Center at 855-937-2372 or the Tarrant County Department of Human Services at 817-531-5620 for more information or to speak with a case worker.