Hundreds of Dallas Police Department employees participated in the first Dallas Police Department City-Wide Day of Caring by delivering more than 100 routes for a total of almost 1,000 meals to VNA Meals on Wheels clients. For every route delivered by volunteers, VNA Meals on Wheels saves enough money to feed another hungry senior for a week. It was a success and honor for our officers to be a part of this event.
Below is a video highlighting the day:
The Dallas Police Department is proud to partner up with the VNA and help deliver Meals on Wheels this holiday season. There will be approximately 210 Dallas Police officers and employees participating in the “Day of Caring” event this Thursday, December 18, 2014.
The VNA is a nonprofit organization, established in 1934 to help the elderly age independently in the comfort of their home. This caring organization provides services, knowledge, support, and necessary referrals and connections to help thousands of North Texans. During the cold and busy holiday season, the VNA delivers hot, nutritious, and freshly prepared meals to 4,000 Dallas County residents in a program they call Meals on Wheels. The homebound residents are unable to access grocery stores and food banks, and unable to provide for themselves due to illness, advanced age, or disability. Without the VNA and Meals on Wheels, these individuals would go hungry by themselves during the season where they should be surrounded by the warmth, love, and generosity of friends and family.
If you would like information on how you or a loved one can receive meals through VNA Meals on Wheels program, please visit VNA.