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City Council Grants More Than $55,000 to Meals on Wheels

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Wednesday, 08 August 2018 00:00
The Wichita Falls City Council granted more than $55,000 to THE Kitchen's Meals on Wheels program, approving the funds during the August 7th City Council meeting.  The Council was awarded honorary status in the Lunch Bunch Society.  A certificate, thank you, and cookies from our kitchen were presented.  Pictured are: City Councilors Mitesh Desai, DeAndra Chenault, Jesse Brown, Mayor Stephen Santellana, Director at THE Kitchen Pam Hughes, and City Councilor Jeff Browning.

2nd Annual Senior Night Out at the Green Door

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Monday, 23 July 2018 00:00
The 2nd Annual Senior Night Out was held on Friday, July 20th at the Green Door Senior Center.  A delicious dinner was made to celebrate our Green Door Family.  Drawings took place for gift baskets donated by three home health agencies in our community.  A DJ livened up the event and seniors enjoyed their special night.

8th Annual Senior Idol

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Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00
The Red Door Senior Center’s 8th Annual Senior Idol was held Friday, July 13th. Fourteen seniors competed for bragging rights as best singer. Ron Kingcade, who sang “Can’t Help Falling In Love with You,” won the first place trophy and a gift basket from Kindred Hospice. Johnny Blackwell, who sang “The Keeper of the Stars,” won second place and a gift basket from Hospice Plus.
Special thanks to our Senior Idol judges: Gwyn Bevel of KFDX, Brian Shrull of KAUZ, and City Councilor Mitesh Desai as well as emcee Joe Martin.
Ladies of Senior/Junior Forum helped serve drinks, carry trays, and participated as backup dancers in the finale performance of “Love Shack” sung by Kitchen Staff member Torry Anderson.

A Heart Full of Change - Texoma Gives 2018

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Monday, 09 July 2018 00:00
Please take a look at our Texoma Gives page by clicking the TG Heart at the top of our page.  THE Kitchen's big event for THE DAY OF TEXOMA GIVES, Thursday September 13th, is A HEART FULL OF CHANGE.  From 7am - 7pm, the parking lot of 1000 Burnett will have a chalk drawn Texoma Gives Heart ready to collect any spare change you would like to give for the Meals on Wheels weekend meals program.  (We will also take the kind of change that folds.)  Our hope is to fill the heart completely with change and make a CHANGE in our community.  Help us feed the hungry by remembering us on that day with a credit card, cash, or check.  Until TEXOMA GIVES, you can also donate change at these locations:  Blaine Purcell MD's office, Brian's Plumbing, Cavendar's, Danny Foix Exxon, 8th Street Coffee House, Fill n Chills, Kell Optical, Natural Grocers, Sewell Toyota, Star Brite Cleaners, Stone Oven Pizza, and The Shoe Closet.  Every penny counts!  Make sure to thank these business for helping us.  

AKA Donates $240 to be a part of the Lunch Bunch Society

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Tuesday, 03 July 2018 00:00
The Ladies of Omicron Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha generously donated $240 to the Meals on Wheels Weekend Meal Program and joined our Lunch Bunch Society.  Thank you, ladies for your dedication to the community and for helping to feed the hungry in Wichita Falls.

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 $20,000 despite 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.
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