Metroport Meals on Wheels is a grassroots volunteer advocate for the elderly and those in need through home-delivered meals, senior center lunch and activity programs and other support services.
Fall is right around the corner, which brings to mind a time of harvesting. We have been blessed to have been harvesting fresh food all summer long with help from so many of our donors. We were able to deliver bags of fresh produce to all our participants during the heat of the summer thanks to donations from the Summer Emergency Appeal. We had set a goal of delivering over 1000 lbs. of fresh food to our participants this year. We are excited that we have already delivered 892 lbs. so far. We couldn’t have done this without the support of our three Preschool, Primrose of Heritage Trace, Primrose of Eagle Ranch and The Spanish School Preschool of Keller. Another big contributor has been our garden at Pinewood Hills Gracious Retirement Village. Our long time relationship with the Keller’s Farmers Market has really been a blessing; vendors at the end of the day on Saturday have been more than generous with our seniors. We also really want to thank Common Ground Community Garden in North Richland Hills for donating fresh fruit and veggies from their gardens this summer this has really helped us achieve our goals. The Wong family in Southlake donated over 170 lbs. of fresh pears. The Stone family in Southlake has donated over 300 lbs. of veggies and fruits from their own garden.
We have been blessed to have a new garden added to our family; West Wind Community Garden in Keller has donated a garden plot to MMOW’s Sharing the Harvest. Not only are we harvesting but we are replanting our gardens for a fall season harvest. This may be the time to get your hands dirty for a great cause. You can help us suppress our goal and really reap in the bounty for our seniors. If you would like to volunteer on a weekly basis to help take care of this garden, we would love to talk to you. But if working in the gardens is not for you, but you would still like to help, we are looking for volunteers to help deliver the produce to our participants as it is picked, our goal is to get it out same day. This has been such a joy for all involved, gardeners are so happy to help out others and the participants have been so touched that others want to share the labors of their time with them. We have had our participants get so excited about getting fresh produce they love but have been unable to get themselves. Their hugs and thanks make it all worth it. With your help we will exceed our goal of 1000 lbs of fresh produce delivered. If not this season take some time this next couple of months to think about planting a garden for us next spring. We will even supply you with some seeds!