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Central Texas Seniors Under Stay-at-Home Orders Qualify for Meals Under Grant

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On March 25, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott made an announcement that the state had received a grant of $16.2 million from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Community Living (ACL). It was designed to assist communities in the provision of meals to seniors. This week, it was stated that seniors in Central Texas who are under stay-at-home orders now qualify to receive meals under a portion of this grant.

Central Texas Seniors Under Stay-at-Home Orders Qualify for Meals

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Over $304,000 was received by the Central Texas Area Agency on Aging as part of the grant designed to help feed seniors in the area who have been impacted by the COVID-19 and Coronavirus pandemic. Many have been under shelter-in-place orders. The grant made to the state of Texas was part of a $250 million expenditure which was authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The act was signed into law in March by the President.

Central Texas Seniors Under Stay-at-Home Orders Qualify for Meals

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According to a report by KCEN TV, Central Texas seniors, aged 60 and older, who reside in San Saba, Mills, Milam, Lampasas, Hamilton, Coryell, and Bell counties under shelter-in-place orders, are eligible for meal assistance under this grant. Seniors in these counties can contact Hill Country Community Action to request a meal by calling (325) 372-5167, extension 227. Alternatively, they can call toll-free at 1-866-372-5167, extension 227.

Central Texas Seniors Under Stay-at-Home Orders Qualify for Meals

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In addition, those seniors residing in other Central Texas counties can contact the Area Agency on Aging at the following:

  • (McLennan, Limestone, Hill, Freestone, Falls, and Bosque counties) Call Heart of Texas Area Agency on Aging at 1-855-937-2372 or (254) 292-1855
  • (Washington, Robertson, Madison, Leon, Grimes, Burleson, and Brazos counties) Call Brazos Valley Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-994-4000 or (979) 595-2806 ext. 5
  • (Williamson, Travis, Llano, Lee, Hays, Fayette, Caldwell, Burnet, Blanco, and Bastrop counties) Call Capital Area Agency on Aging at 1-888-622-9111 or (512) 916-6054