Meals on Wheels rolling after storm halts deliveries

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by JANET ST. JAMES

WFAA

Posted on February 5, 2011 at 2:14 PM

After fours days, Meals on Wheels deliver hot meals to clients on Friday. Wheels volunteers were not been able to deliver hot meals in Tarrant County because of the snow and ice.

The Jacksons of Kennedale have not had a hot meal in four days. 

Gilbert Jackson, 92, is not much of a cook. His wife Earlene, 89, is not able to get around much and she does not mind that her husband is not able to cook.

"I love him so much," said Earlene from her bed. "He's the best in the world."

They are among 4,000 Tarrant County residents who depend on Meals on Wheels for a hot meal.

"In our 38 years that we have serviced Tarrant County, we have never gone more than two days without serving," said Denise Harris, Meals on Wheels. " We've always been able to prepare for that, but with this weather it was just really unpredictable."

Meals officials ask neighbors to check on the elderly.

The Jackson's children live too far away to physically check on them. The couple said they only need peanuts and toast to survive, but they were thankful for the hot meal served on Friday.

"Thank you for the food, in Jesus precious name, amen," said Gilbert while holding his wife's hand.

Email: jstjames@wfaa.com

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