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    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — On Thanksgiving, many people depend on the kindness of strangers. And that’s where volunteers from Citymeals on Wheels step up to the plate. READ MORE: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Welcomes Back Spectators In New York CityNearly 19,000 meals were boxed and delivered to elderly New Yorkers in time for Thursday’s celebrations. After the dinners were packaged, they were delivered to homebound residents, thanks to more than 300 volunteers. Actress Kathleen Turner spent her holiday serving meals. Turner is also a board member and said she sometimes delivers meals. READ MORE: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation Celebration Returns On Upper West Side“We are sometimes their only source of food and companionship. They form great relationships with the drivers, the deliverers who may be the only person they see all day,” Turner said. “The average age is 85. They have lived full lives, but are really no longer able to cook a holiday meal,” added Beth Shapiro, the charity’s executive director. City Meals on Wheels wants to make sure our older neighbors do not miss a meal,...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland delivers thousands of meals to Marylanders each day but during the pandemic, the demand for their service almost tripled. They anticipate their numbers will stay elevated as we shift into a post-pandemic world. In the early days of the pandemic, they switched from daily meal deliveries to weekly. READ MORE: Bauder Education Center Opens In Columbia For Low-Income Residents “It was out of necessity,” said Stephanie Archer-Smith, executive director of Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland. “The need had spiked so dramatically that in order for us to keep up with it, we couldn’t deliver every day like we typically do.” That demand went from 25,000 meals a week to 75,000 during the pandemic. They have leveled off around 40,000 and have begun transitioning back to daily deliveries. “We know the daily delivery, the hot and cold meal that they receive, the social interaction that they receive during that delivery is really important,” Archer-Smith said.   In order for them to keep up with the demand, they need volunteers. READ MORE:...
    KCBS reporter Liam Mayclem will be providing KPIX 5 users with a weekly weekend tip list of Bay Area entertainment, music, film and online entertainment. FESTIVAL: STERN GROVE June 20th – August 29th Stern Grove has been part of Sam Francisco’s arts culture since 1938. This 84th season will have a more limited audience and Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis. The line-up will be announced soon and promises to be diverse as ever. Season kicks off June 20th through August 29th. There will be a speical PRIDE edition of the festival on June 27th. I return as the season host for the 8th year. See you at the Grove, can’t wait. sterngrove.org READ MORE: Antioch Issues Official Apology for Racist Treatment of Early Chinese Immigrants MUSIC: BOTTLEROCK NAPA VALLEY BottleRock Napa Valley moves from Memorial weekend to Labor Day. 3 days of music, food & wine. Headliners include Foo Fighters. Guns & Roses, Stevie Nicks & Village People & dozens more. The Williams-Sonoma Culinary Stage will return with a culinary stew of Chefs, rock stars and sports legends....
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Every vaccine, a victory. That’s the mindset as a plan to provide at-home COVID-19 vaccinations relaunched in Dallas on Monday, April 19. READ MORE: Dallas Police Chief Limiting Time Off As Jurors Deliberate Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvins Fate The effort is a partnership between the City of Dallas and the Visiting Nurse Association of Texas, which runs the Meals on Wheels program. Meals on Wheels is an everyday lifeline for the homebound and disabled, but now they’re getting a lot more than a hot lunch. They’re getting the COVID-19 vaccine delivered. “These are the clients from Meals on Wheels that are most likely not going to be able to go out to one of the megacenters, or a clinic, or even a pharmacy,” says Chris Culak, with VNA Texas. “Of course, last week we were going to do this, we were going to start with Johnson & Johnson. But because of the pause, we kind of retooled and we pulled Moderna instead and we are going to come out and give people the vaccine when we...
    (CBS4) — Every adult in the state is now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, but for some, leaving home to get a shot just isn’t an option. Meals on Wheels is working with the health department to bring the vaccine to people in need. CBS4 Anchor Dominic Garcia talked to representatives from Meals on Wheels who provide meals to people in the south metro Denver area. They say some clients are not only stuck at home, but some don’t have the basic equipment and knowledge to operate online registration systems. “For some of the people that we serve, they are truly homebound. They are not able to get out and about but also, technology can be a really big obstacle for people when maybe they don’t have the internet, they don’t have computer savvy, maybe they don’t even have a computer,” officials said. “So we really want to meet our clients where they’re at.” Volunteers would be accompanied by a health care professional to give clients their shots. Meals on Wheels is hoping to start this within the next month.
    WESTMINSTER (KABC) -- Orange County Meals on Wheels is offering a new menu item that's brought joy to the thousands of Vietnamese Americans who live in the city of Westminster."Normally Meals on Wheels Orange County has a more traditional menu. We do offer Mexican, vegetarian meals, diabetic friendly. But, we did not have a Vietnamese meal offering so we're very excited," said Delena Gutierrez//VP of Social Services, Meals on Wheels OC."Vietnamese food so that really make our Vietnamese American seniors really really happy," said Tri Ta, Mayor of Westminster250 seniors a week have ordered the authentic Vietnamese meals and Orange County Meals on Wheels says demand has skyrocketed during the pandemic. Before coronavirus hit, the non-profit served 200 seniors a month. Now, they're serving 800 seniors a month county-wide."There were some seniors who were crying in excitement to receive the meals," said Gutierrez. "When you have to take part in a food assistance program, it can be very challenging, and to be able to enjoy food from your childhood, where you're from where you ate as a family around the...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Citymeals on Wheels has delivered more than three million meals to New York City's homebound elderly during the coronavirus pandemic."That's about 66% more than the year prior so we ramped up our services, doubled our teams here at our emergency meal distribution center and did what we needed to do."During an event at the organization's Emergency Meal Distribution Center in the Bronx on Thursday, Citymeals leadership discussed its emergency response to the crisis over the last year, and what lies ahead.As coronavirus cases increased in March of 2020 and stay at home ordered were mandated, food insecurity also surged.In response, Citymeals scaled up its work, delivering more than three million meals to those in depespate need."That's about 66% more than the year prior, so we ramped up our services, doubled our teams here at our emergency meal distribution center and did what we needed to do," Executive Director Beth Shapiro said.Citymeals has been working on the frontlines of the pandemic to ensure home-delivered meals continue uninterrupted and emergency food is available for isolated and vulnerable...
    Kentucky Fried Chicken is showing seniors they care with a generous food donation to Meals on Wheels.  The fast food chain is providing the national meal delivery nonprofit one million pieces of chicken, which will be distributed to senior citizens who have impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a press release issued on Wednesday, March 24.  A QUARTER OF AMERICANS ARE FACING FOOD INSECURITY AMID CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, SURVEY SUGGESTS  Although KFC is known for its famous fried chicken, the chain is donating skinless and bone-free breast filets to local Meals on Wheels locations throughout the country, so these critical sources of protein will not conflict with the organization’s nutritional program ethos.  The one million pieces of chicken will be cooked by Meals on Wheels volunteers, and it will then be delivered to homebound seniors through May.  MORE AMERICANS SHOPLIFTING TO SURVIVE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC  KFC franchisees throughout the U.S. have also stepped in to show support for Meals on Wheels America by donating cases of chicken to local Meals on Wheels programs, senior centers and nursing homes.  KFC U.S. will be donating skinless and bone-free chicken (not pictured) to Meals on Wheels programs throughout the country. (KFC U.S.) The franchisees who have answered this call to action will be donating one case per restaurant. ...
    CVS pharmacist Gina Glancy gives the second dosage of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Bob Jensen, 89, during a clinic at The Watermark at Bellingham in East Goshen Wednesday. Pete Bannan via Getty Images Corpus Christi, Texas, vaccinated its homebound seniors by using the Meals on Wheels database. City workers used the database to reach out to the elderly and arrange their vaccine appointments. The program has won praise across the state, and is being implemented in other Texas cities, too. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A Texas city found an innovative way to ensure homebound seniors could easily access vaccine appointments — and now it's being used as a model across the entire state. The fire department in Corpus Christi, Texas, paired up with the local Meals on Wheels program to reach out to seniors already in their database to arrange vaccine appointments. From there, firefighters arrived at the seniors' homes to vaccinate them. "We thought that if we could access those lists, who already have a pre-programmed route that they take, we could...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Ron Browning has been volunteering with Meals on Wheels in Tarrant County for ten years. “If you don’t do something, you waste away,” Browning says. “So I would rather stay busy.” Staying busy is an understatement for Browning who started volunteering for Meals on Wheels all thanks to a little nudging from his late wife, Deborah, who he was married to for 50 years. Ron Browning – Meals on Wheels volunteer (CBS 11) “I was retired, and my wife said it would be good for me to do something and give back to the community,” Browning explains. “So she pushed me into it.” He doesn’t just volunteer for Meals on Wheels occasionally. “I work here every day,” Browning says. “So I am here every day helping the drivers get their food together and it is really like a family — it’s really, really nice.” On top of that, he also delivers meals once a week and picks up extra delivery routes when Meals on Wheels is short on volunteers. Ron Browning – Meals on Wheels volunteer...
    It took Tobey King seven hours to create the crochet doll. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images/Tobey Time Crochet Etsy shop owner Tobey King created a "Bernie's Mittens" crochet doll that went viral.  King listed the original doll on eBay to raise money for Meals on Wheels America.  The highest bid was $20,300, and eBay matched that number to bring the total to $40,600. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Inauguration Day was filled with lots of stunning fashion moments, from Michelle Obama's plum-colored suit to Vice President Kamala Harris' purple look. However, the unexpected style icon of the day was Sen. Bernie Sanders. A photo of the Vermont senator wearing a Burton parka, hand-knit mittens, and a surgical blue mask went viral as people edited him into everything from iconic New York locations to scenes from popular movies. In order to make the most of all the attention, Sanders turned the meme into a $45 crewneck sweatshirt to raise money for Meals on Wheels Vermont. The sweatshirt was sold out at the time of writing, and a representative for Sanders...
    Sen. Bernie Sanders is making a charitable fashion statement with a line of clothing based on the meme of himself wearing mittens while watching President Biden's inauguration.  While in the socially-distanced audience on January 20, Sanders was caught on camera sitting in a metal chair with his arms and legs crossed, expression hidden behind a surgical face mask.  The Vermont senator's outfit included a puffy jacket made by Vermont-based Burton Snowboards and a giant pair of mittens hand-knit by Vermont woman Jen Ellis.  Sen. Bernie Sanders turned the meme of himself at Biden's inauguration (pictured) into a line of 'Chairman Sanders Collection' sweatshirts and t-shirts  The t-shirts and sweatshirts were sold on his official merchandise website for $27 to $45 RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'It's not Monopoly money, Joe': Biden's $1.9trillion virus... Biden to reverse Trump's ban on transgender people serving... Share this article Share The image went viral almost immediately, as people used it to illustrate various jokes and photoshopped it into a variety of situations and locations, including...
    MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – With the job market slim and the COVID-19 pandemic making it harder for folks to get out, plenty of people have struggled to weather the COVID-19 storm. Food insecurity has seen a substantial increase. So when the West Hills Meals on Wheels program had to close their kitchen, a community restaurant stepped in to help. Friday, a handful of volunteers picked up, loaded up and headed out to deliver meals to folks in the community. “For me I just wanted to get involved in the community,” said Rachel Fitzgerald, a driver for Meals on Wheels. Fitzgerald started delivering meals when the COVID-19 pandemic started because she wanted to help those who couldn’t help themselves. But the program was almost forced to shut down. “One of our volunteers had a positive case in their home and for precautionary measures we decided to close our kitchen down,” said Kelly Waldron, a committee member and volunteer. “But that would’ve been nine or ten days that our clients would’ve went without food or...
    SAN RAMON, CA - OCTOBER 26: Katharine Broadnax washes tomatoes in her kitchen on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in San Ramon, Calif. Broadnax got the tomatoes from a friends garden to supplement the food she receives from the Meals on Wheels Diablo Region program. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group) SAN RAMON, CA - OCTOBER 26: Katharine Broadnax is photographed in her home on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in San Ramon, Calif. Broadnax receives from the Meals on Wheels Diablo Region program. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group) SoundThe gallery will resume inseconds SAN RAMON, CA - OCTOBER 26: Katharine Broadnax is photographed in her kitchen on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in San Ramon, Calif. Broadnax receives from the Meals on Wheels Diablo Region program. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group) SAN RAMON, CA - OCTOBER 26: Katharine Broadnax is photographed in her kitchen on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in San Ramon, Calif. Broadnax receives from the Meals on Wheels Diablo Region program. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group) ...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Thursday should have been a celebration for a holiday tradition turning 50 years old. St. Paul’s Barb Asleson and long time friend Bill Foussard started Thanksgiving Meals on Wheels while in high school. Through the years, it grew, but this year it was too big to pull off safely. One of the simple joys of spending Thanksgiving with Asleson has always been her giving spirit. But in 2020, “giving” Barb’s way isn’t all that simple. “One of the real disappointments of not being able to do Thanksgiving Meals on Wheels, is the need this year is so great,” said Asleson. Usually the Cretin Derham Hall parking lot is full, with thousands of volunteers packing meals inside. But this year has been so far from anything traditional. With COVID in mind, Asleson and Foussard had no choice but to cancel Thanksgiving Meals on Wheels. But she couldn’t let the day pass without making some else out of it: bags full of food. “And we’ve got socks and gloves and hats that we are putting in these bags,” she said....
    C/O MEALS ON WHEELS The MOW4Kids program launched in March in response to COVID-19 school closures. It was designed to deliver meals to homes of children 18 years or younger who are not able to access meal distribution sites throughout the county, and/or have difficulty accessing open food pantries. Most recently, the program expanded its reach to Clearwater in late August and now, the MOW4Kids has added two more local cities—Safety Habor and Lutz—to its route.  The program will begin to deliver food to children who are attending school from home the week of Nov. 30, to zip codes in Safety Harbor (zip codes 33759, 34695, 33761) and Lutz (zip codes 33548, 33549).  Eligible households may submit an application to receive MOW4Kids at networktoendhunger.org/mow4kids. Here's how the MOW4Kids delivery system works: Deliveries will take place out of Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center in Safety Harbor and Mort Elementary School in Tampa, in partnership with the Nutrition Services and Transportation Departments at Pinellas County Schools and Hillsborough County Schools. Volunteers with level two background checks will help deliver Meals On Wheels for Kids...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Citymeals on Wheels is kicking into high gear to make sure senior citizens isolated during the coronavirus pandemic don’t go hungry. As CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reported Thursday, the organization is focusing its efforts on packing emergency boxes. A 25,000 square-foot warehouse in Hunts Point In the Bronx is stacked up to the rafters with food, a full year’s supply. But Citymeals has been going through it faster than it ever has and that means it need more help and donations, too. “We have brown rice. We have apple sauce, green beans,” worker Ottis Lewis said. Lewis packs emergency food boxes that he’ll deliver to isolated seniors. “It’s really needed. A lot of people are going through it right now,” Lewis said. FLASHBACK: Citymeals On Wheels Overcoming Obstacles As It Navigates Pandemic To Feed New Yorkers Since the pandemic began, Citymeals has handed out double a year’s worth of food in just six months. “Just since March, Citymeals has delivered over 1.4 million meals — 700,000 of those are emergency meals that have come from here,” executive...
    BOZRAH, Conn. (AP) — About 1,000 people in eastern Connecticut who rely on food from the Meals on Wheels program will not receive new deliveries for the next two weeks because of precautions being taken after a worker in one of the organization's warehouses was exposed to the coronavirus. The Thames Valley Council for Community Action said it has closed the warehouse through Oct. 13 because a staff member was exposed to someone who had tested positive for COVID-19. The organization says it is asking its homebound customers in New London and Windham counties to use prepackaged meals that were provided as backup in the spring with instructions to save them in case deliveries had to be stopped during the pandemic. Each customer was given 14 of the non-perishable meals in April, Dawn Cwynar, an executive assistant with the non-profit told the Norwich Bulletin. Those who have already consumed their emergency stockpile will receive boxes of shelf-stable meals, which were kept in stock at the Bozrah facility in case of emergency. The organization typically delivers hot meals daily during the...
    Photo C/O MEALS ON WHEELSPinellas County volunteers are needed to help deliver nutritious food to children and families in need through the Meals On Wheels for Kids program. Delivery drivers are needed to help deliver on Mondays and Wednesdays out of Daystar Life Center in St. Petersburg, Catherine Hickman Theater in Gulfport, and RCS Pinellas Food Bank in Clearwater. According to a press release, routes take about an hour to 90 minutes to complete. RELATEDTampa Bay artist Kale Roberts is breaking norms for Meals on Wheels volunteers Volunteers can also sign up to help pack boxes of shelf-stable food on Tuesday and Saturday mornings. Those interested can sign up at mealsonwheelsforkids.org. The Network is also accepting donations at networktoendhunger.org to help support the program. For additional information, the Network can be reached at (813) 344-5837. The Meals On Wheels For Kids program was created in March of this year in response to COVID-19 closing many schools and taking many children’s main access to food with it. The program is run by the Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger, a coalition...
    RICHMOND, Texas -- In Texas, Tex-Mex is practically its own food group! From the crispy, smoked street tacos to tender, marinated fajitas, La Cocina in Richmond, Texas is a true Tex-Mex staple.For owner Andres Novoa, opening a restaurant was his American dream. When Novoa opened La Cocina, he partnered with Meals on Wheels to help elderly neighbors, hosting fundraisers every year.Over the years, La Cocina has donated over half a million dollars to Meals on Wheels. Novoa says he is grateful to his loyal customers, who have kept supporting La Cocina even during challenging times.
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Citymeals on Wheels has launched its annual holiday card program with new designs honoring the spirit of New York City and the holiday season while raising money for their programming. Since 1989, Citymeals has raised more than $15 million from its holiday cards to fund the delivery of meals to older New Yorkers across the five boroughs. All proceeds from the holiday card program fund the preparation and delivery meals for frail aged New Yorkers, who are more homebound than ever this year.  “This holiday season is going to look different than any we’ve faced, and Citymeals is eager to deliver joy near and far,” said Beth Shapiro, Executive Director of Citymeals on Wheels. “Since March, we’ve seen New Yorkers come together to protect and care for each other, especially their frail aged neighbors. We are grateful to these generous artists who have donated their work to support the lifeline of meals we provide for the homebound elderly.” Designs for the...
    c/o Meals On Wheels Parents are facing another pandemic curveball as their children gear up for the school year. Some opted to send their kids back to school in-person, and others opted for virtual learning at home. While both host very different challenges, one factor cannot be overlooked—access to free and reduced lunch. As a way to ensure that children are receiving meals while completing virtual learning from home, Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger (TBNEH), a tri-county leader in hunger relief, research and program development, is expanding Meals On Wheels for Kids (MOW4Kids) into Clearwater. The MOW4Kids program launched in March in response to COVID-19 school closures. It was designed to deliver meals to homes of children 18 years or younger who are not able to access meal distribution sites throughout the county, and/or have difficulty accessing open food pantries. According to a release, beginning Wednesday, August 26, the program will begin delivering frozen prepared meals, fresh produce and shelf-stable food to children and families who have opted to attend school remotely in Clearwater. The program currently serves St....
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An organization in New York City that delivers meals to seniors is needed more than ever right now, and the workers behind it don’t plan on slowing down any time soon. When Warren Pizarro was 21 years old, he took on a job with Citymeals on Wheels. Thirty years later, he’s still pushing his food cart as a Citymeals deliverer for Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side. “It’s something I enjoy doing, connecting with the seniors,” Pizarro told CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez. Warren Pizarro, 51, has been working as a deliveryman for Citymeals on Wheels for the past 30 years and doesn’t plan on stopping any time soon. (Credit: CBS2) Five days a week over the past three decades, Pizarro, now 51, has been hand-delivering pre-packaged meals to homebound seniors. “We’re not just meal deliverers, but we’re also people, you know, who care for them,” Pizarro said. Post-9/11 and through every weather extreme, he’s been making sure his clients don’t go hungry. “You’ve got the heat, the cold. You’ve been through it all?” Sanchez asked....
    Network to End Hunger While these last few COVID 19-filled months have brought hysteria when it comes to shopping, dining, and socializing, a silver-lining is the community coming together to help those in need. Whether it be toilet paper drive-thrus, mobile food pantries or a fridge stocked with free food (fridge got ixnayed by the City of Tampa, by the way, details incoming). But what about our four-legged friends in need? Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger—TBNEH, a tri-county leader in hunger relief, research and program development—partnered up with Friends of Strays to provide pet food for Meals On Wheels St. Petersburg recipients through the new “Animeals” program. The monthly program kicks off on Monday, August 3, for homebound and seniors who need assistance feeding their pets. According to a release from Network to End Hunger, St. Petersburg-ers  who receive Meals On Wheels and have companion animals can qualify to receive pet food through the Animeals program. “At the core of the Meals on Wheels program is volunteers delivering nutritious food to the homes of homebound and seniors on Mondays...
    A Michigan jeweler is retiring and burying $1 million worth of treasure for a quest Tax Day deals and freebies are almost non-existent after tax deadline moved to July due to COVID-19 Texas golfer plays 100 holes on 108-degree day to benefit Meals on Wheels ABILINE, Texas — Grant Boone, his driver in hand, looked across Diamondback National Golf Club on Monday and praised the weather. © Provided by Golfweek Grant Boone “Not bad,” he said. No, not bad. … for 7:35 a.m., when his lanky form cast a shadow across the tee box. Heck, it wasn’t even 80 degrees yet. Boone was the first player on the course, permitted to play 100 holes — if he could do it — to benefit Meals on Wheels. Donors pledged by the hole or a lump sum. A few promised bonuses for birdies and eagles. Well, Boone was up to the challenge on the hottest day of the year. Some like it hot By about 2 p.m., when he took a break to change from damp to dry clothing and enjoyed brisket provided...
    SAN ANTONIO – The number of people needing food delivered to their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased, but the volunteers needed to make the deliveries have dropped significantly, Meals on Wheels San Antonio officials said. Currently, Meals on Wheels San Antonio is serving more than 4,500 clients. Before the pandemic began, about 160 volunteers were delivery meals daily, but just last week that number dwindled to about 29 volunteers a day. “We’ve added almost 1,000 clients since this whole thing started,” said Ariana Barbour, of Meals of Wheels San Antonio. “Actually, it’s a little bit over that. There are the clients that we’re serving within our own systems, as well as working with veterans’ service groups and things like that to make sure that we’re meeting the needs across the city.” Meals on Wheels, Soldiers’ Angels partner to feed home-bound veterans With the shortage of volunteers, Meals on Wheels staff are helping with deliveries, which prevents them from helping more clients during a time when the need is so great. “For as long as we expect this...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Nourish Meals On Wheels is seeing a huge spike in seniors needing help during the coronavirus pandemic. The organization, formerly known as TLC Meals on Wheels, saw a 9% spike in people needing help in March. (credit: CBS) “Suddenly a lot more seniors have found themselves homebound because going to the store is a risky proposition these days,” said Diane McClymonds, Executive Director for Nourish Meals on Wheels. Nourish serves most of the south metro area and last year they delivered 132,000 meals to those in need. The organization also recently purchased a new facility, an old restaurant near the corner of Arapahoe Road and Broadway. Several big fundraisers were planned to help with the cost, but because of the coronavirus pandemic they got cancelled. (credit: CBS) “Our operating expenses have gone up now that we are building owners and we still have to raise the funds to purchase this building,” McClymonds told CBS4’s Dominic Garcia. Recently, a volunteer has offered to match whatever the organization can raise, up to $100,000. The hope is the community can help...
    RICHMOND, Texas -- In Texas, Tex-Mex is practically its own food group! From the crispy, smoked street tacos to tender, marinated fajitas, La Cocina in Richmond, Texas is a true Tex-Mex staple.For owner Andres Novoa, opening a restaurant was his American dream. When Novoa opened La Cocina, he partnered with Meals on Wheels to help elderly neighbors, hosting fundraisers every year.Over the years, La Cocina has donated over half a million dollars to Meals on Wheels. Novoa says he is grateful to his loyal customers, who have kept supporting La Cocina even during challenging times.
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