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Your Local Seniors Need Your Help
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013

All too often Senior Citizens have to decide between purchasing medications, paying a utility bill or buying food. This is the case for many senior citizens in Blanco County. This segment of our population is growing every day. With aging come unique challenges, challenges that require programs and organizations to assist with needs such as health, food and companionship.

Combined Community Action (CCA) helps by providing hot noon meals to senior citizens over 60 years of age in Blanco County at 2 congregate sites. Meals are served at congregates site in Blanco and Johnson City. They also provide “MEALS ON WHEELS” to those individuals who are homebound and are in need of a nutritious meal. The Nutrition program prepares and delivers an average of 500 meals a month in Blanco County. Over 15 volunteers assist with the program throughout the year.

Unfortunately CCA only receives a portion of their funding from the Older Americans Act; the remainder must be raised through private donations.

If you would like to make a donation to the “Meals on Wheels” Program or volunteer please contact Kelly Franke at 979-540-2980 or Personal donations can be sent to Combined Community Action, 165 W. Austin Street, Giddings, 78942, please include Meals on Wheels – Blanco County in the memo line.

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