Senior citizens in nine counties who have been impacted by COVID-19 can now apply for assistance through Ark-Tex Area Agency on Aging.
Governor Greg Abbott on March 25, announced that Texas had received a $16.2 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living to help communities provide meals for older adults.
The grant was part of a $250 million dollar outlay authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020. Originally created by the Older Americans
Act of 1965, these programs provide meals to more than 2.4 million older adults nationwide each year, both through home delivery and in places like community centers.
Funding in the amount of $276,803 was allocated to the Ark-Tex Area Agency on Aging for seniors residing in Bowie, Cass, Morris, Titus, Franklin, Hopkins, Delta, Lamar, and Red River Counties.
The home delivered meals are for seniors age 60 and older impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senior citizens age 60 and up requesting home delivered meals should contact the following to begin the intake process:
For Hopkins, Delta, Lamar and Red River Counties, call 903-784-2580.
For Bowie, Cass, Morris, Titus or Franklin Counties, call 903-831-7696.