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Northeast Times | September 26, 2021

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Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County Groundbreaking Ceremony

Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County Groundbreaking Ceremony

Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County is breaking ground on our new meal facility building on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 9 a.m. We advise the media to be there no later than 8:30 a.m. The groundbreaking is located at 5740 Airport Freeway (east of the parking lot for Tim Hogan’s Carpet Outlet). By 2020, Meals On Wheels is expected to serve 1.5 million meals. The new $12.75 million facility will expand our kitchen capacity and allow us to meet the increased demand for our services and programs and provide sufficient work space for committees, staff, and volunteers to meet.

The groundbreaking will commence after a brief program that includes Mayor Betsy Price, City of Fort Worth; Mayor Richard Hutchison, City of Haltom City; Judge B. Glen Whitley, Tarrant County Commissioner’s Court; Carla Jutson, President & CEO; Reverend Floyd Kinser, founding member of Meals On Wheels, Beth Schmidt, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors; Kurt Kulpa, Building Committee Chairman; and Quentin McGown, Chairman of the Endowment Board of Trustees.

In attendance:
-Judge B. Glen Whitley, Tarrant County
-County Commissioner Andy Nguyen
-The Honorable Mayor Betsy Price, City of Fort Worth
-The Honorable Mayor David Cook, City of Mansfield
-The Honorable Mayor Herman Earwood, City of River Oaks
-Councilman Tito Rodriquez, City of North Richland Hills
-Donors, Volunteers, Staff

Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County currently has a challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation to raise the remaining $800,000 by March 2015. Construction is expected to begin in October and will take approximately 12 months to complete.

About Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County:
Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization that started in 1973 as a collaboration between 11 faith-based organizations in downtown Fort Worth to bring food to the elderly in the central city area. We have a volunteer force of over 4,000 people; we provide professional case management, and other needed items or services to the elderly and disabled homebound.