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Meals on Wheels, Concerned Citizens remain dedicated to feeding elderly

Concerned Citizens of Jack County and Meals on Wheels has been synonymous with good food and getting it to elderly residents in the county.

Whether it be for dine-in or Meals on Wheels, residents got fed and had time to socialize as well. With the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down the dine-in portion of restaurants, Concerned Citizens was affected in much the same way.

Executive Director Russonna Jones-Briscoe said she has since seen a 20% increase in both the Meals on Wheels and drive-through portions of their business.

“Our drive-through is always busy,” Jones-Briscoe said. “We’re getting more people discovering our Chicken Fried Steak Day and getting that for drive through.”

The Meals on Wheels volunteers are still coming to work their six routes throughout the county, including Perrin and Bryson. Of the 140 meals served through the program, Concerned Citizens is reimbursed for about 40 of them by the government.

“We have to get those Meals on Wheels meals put together and packaged, so there’s a lot more expense for Meals on Wheels than dine-in,” Jones-Briscoe said. “With the increased numbers of Meals on Wheels meals now, it’s just been crazy.”

For more information about Meals on Wheels or Concerned Citizens, call 940-567-2607.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, April 8, edition of the Jacksboro Herald-Gazette.