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Meals on Wheels receives grant from South Plains COVID-19 Response Fund

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Lubbock's Meals on Wheels has another $46,000 to provide food for its clients.

The non-profit received a grant from the South Plains COVID-19 Response Fund.

It will help cover how much Meals on Wheels is spending on food for more clients. It's also intended to fill a gap in revenue so it can stay running.

"Everyone has really stepped up to help their neighbors during this time of crisis down to, you know, a restaurant yesterday sent us lunch for all of our staff here since we're essential workers and still going every day," Executive Director Lisa Gilliland said.

"People have brought us handmade and homemade masks, people have donated toilet paper in case our clients need it, they've donated pet food for our clients, they've donated all kinds of cleaning supplies. So, it's been incredible to see the community step up."

Meals on Wheels volunteers serve more than 850 clients each day. The service is recruiting. It takes about 65 workers each day to keep everything running and the organization's lost more than 75 regular volunteers.

For more information about Meals on Wheels, contact Mary at (806)792-7971 or

The Community Foundation of West Texas and Lubbock Area United Way are coordinating the wide-reaching charitable donations of the South Plains COVID-19 Fund. Learn more about this foundation, and how you can help, right here.

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