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Fallstown Dancing Through History Results!

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00

Special thanks to YOU for  making Fallstown Dancing Through History a success!  Approximately 725 people attended, so we didn't break the record, but... those who attended and stayed said they were there to support Meals on Wheels.  It was not about Guinness! 

Looking at the sea of faces from the stage, watching the children dancing alongside the other couples, hearing the laughter, being surrounded by smiles - it was deeply touching.  What a beautiful community we have, and because of your committment, it was all possible. 

Some of the positive statistics:

1. Meals on Wheels profited approximately $15,000 desite the smaller turn out.
2. There were more participants than we have ever had for any fundraising event.
3.  Most of the crowd stayed until the end of the event and enjoyed the dancing, food trucks, kid's area, and vendors.
4. We had the highest turn-out from Sheppard Air Force Base than any event, around 75 active military. 
5. We had the highest turnout of any event from MSU, over 100 students. 

To see the photos of the event, like us on Facebook at The Kitchen - Meals on Wheels Wichita Falls and Dancing Through History.  Thank you for helping us feed the hungry in our community.

ATMOS Energy Receives the Give Light Award for Volunteer Efforts with THE Kitchen

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00
ATMOS Energy received the Give Light Award for Excellence in Corporate Engagement for volunteer efforts with THE Kitchen's Meals on Wheels program.  Randy West of Atmos Energy received the reward on behalf of the company at the awards ceremony sponsored by the Junior League of Wchita Falls on April 26th.  
For over 38 years, ATMOS Energy has been delivering meals for Meals on Wheels.  Approximately 35 employees alternate to deliver faithfully every week Route 36 in our community.  A trophy was presented at the event and $1,000 will be donated by the Junior League to the Meals on Wheels program on behalf of ATMOS Energy.

What is THE Kitchen? Listen to the Modern Mad Men to Find the Answers

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Monday, 29 January 2018 00:00
Logan Draper of Design Works of Wichita Falls Modern Mad Men invited Pam Hughes to have a conversation about THE Kitchen.  The link takes you to the youtube version of the warm and inviting conversation all about THE Kitchen's programs, events, history and so much more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NusH37XPjHU&list=PLLSo0LceYrP0Yi_-Pd0LV2PXPxORkxaok&index=1
 

Lunch Bunch On-Line Event

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Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:00
THE Kitchen needs $200,000 to continue to fund our Meals on Wheels weekend program.  More than 70% of our clients will go hungry on the weekends if the program does not continue.
  Our goal is to have the equivalent of 1,000 peple choose to be a montly donor of $20 a month - the cost of 4 fast food meals, for you. per month.  Donating a lunch per week allows seniors, disabled, homebound, and chidlren we feed through THE Kitchen's meals on Wheels program an opportunity to have a nutritious and delicious meal every day of the week.  Help us continue to deliver 850 meals a day to the hungry in our community.  To help, go to the top of this page to the DONATE button.  Under the subcategories is LUNCH BUNCH SOCIETY.  It takes just 5 minutes to help save our essential program. To help us more, like our event on Facebook and post that you are a member of the LUNCH BUNCH SOCIETY.

THE Kitchen Wins the TORCH Award for Ethics by the Better Business Bureau

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 00:00
THE Kitchen received the 2017 Torch Award for Ethics in the Non-Profit Category during the lunch ceremony at the Wichita Falls Country Club, on October 24th.  The Torch Awards for Ethics honors companies whose leaders demonstrate a high level of personal character and ensure that the organization’s practices meet the highest standards of ethics and consequently generate trust. These companies generate a high level of trust among their employees, customers and their communities. The award embodies the Better Business Bureau mission of advancing marketplace trust. 
‚ÄčThe award was present to Jackie Hamm, CEO. We intend to continue to practice and honor the ethical standards set by the Better Business Bureau and represent this award to the best of our abilities.

THE Kitchen Raised $11,534 During Texoma Gives!

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017 00:00
THE Kitchen received $11,534 from Texoma Gives 2017!  Feeding the Hungry is our Golden Ticket and we could not have done it without the support of our generous donors, businesses, media, and the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation.  THANK YOU!

THE Kitchen Receives the People's Choice Award at Empty Bowls

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017 00:00
THE Kitchen won the People's Choice Award for best soup during Empty Bowls 2017, benefiting the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank.  This is our 4th year to win, receiving the honor in 2013, 2014, 2015, and now 2017.  Congratulation Rhy Hogan and THE Kitchen staff for making such a delicious meal.

THE Kitchen's Ribbon Cutting

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Monday, 17 July 2017 00:00
A Commemorative Ribbon Cutting for THE Kitchen took on August 16th.  Hundreds of community supporters came to celebrate 50 Golden Years of feeding the hungry in Wichita Falls place at 9:30am, at 1000 Burnett.  Photos were taken honoring foundations and large donors, who have been responsible for "bringing food to our table".  Refreshments were served and tours of the facilities were available.
 

7th Annual Senior Idol Biggest and Best Yet!

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 00:00
The 7th Annual Senior Idol on Friday, July 21st, filled the building with energy and song.  Twenty-one seniors competing for the title with songs ranging from marilyn Monroe's Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend to Uptwon Funk by Bruno Marz.  First Place trophy winner went to James Cartwright who sang "I Did It My Way."  Second Place Prize from North Texas Home Health was presented to Ron Kingcade who sang "Dixieland." Judges for the event were Gwyn Bevel from KFDX, Chris Horgen from KAUZ, and District 4 Councilman Jesse Brown.  Guest MC was Mad Joe Martin, who graciously stepped in at the last minute.  Special guest volunteers, who helped serve the meals and refill drinks were the beautiful ladies from Senior/Junior Forum.  News stations KAUZ and KFDX showcased the event and Torin Halsey from the Times Record News placed Senior Idol on the the front page for the Saturday paper.  THE Kitchen appreciates the support from the community in celebrating the talents for so many gifted seniors.

THE Kitchen Nominated as TEXOMA'S BEST Civic/Volunteer Group

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Monday, 10 July 2017 00:00
THE Kitchen is honored to be selected as a finalist for TEXOMA'S BEST Civic/Volunteer Group under Best People.  THANK YOU!  Final voting will begin on July 25th and end the 2nd week of August.  Voting is allowed every day, so please show your support!  Vote from each email and Thank you, once again, for this nomination.  THE Kitchen would not be successful without our staff, volunteers, and donors who have helped us feed the community for 50 years!
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