POSTED: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 6:29pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 3:54pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — More than 600 seniors in the East Texas area depend on Meals on Wheels for a hot meal.
Mary Brewer says, "Ya'll just don't know how good this is, having a meal every day."
60 year old Robbie Davis says, Meals on Wheels has been a blessing.
60 year old, Robbie Davis says, he’s very thankful for the Meals on Wheels Ministry, “It's really helped me out, because I'm not that fair in the kitchen and before that i was eating a lot of sandwiches and T.V. dinners."
Many seniors like Davis have pets—pets they can't afford to feed.
Davis on is a fixed income, and his wife is in a nursing home, and his only companion is his cat, “Bell.”
Davis says, "We don't have any children so my pet is my family."
Meals on Wheels Ministries and Pets Fur People have teamed up to help these seniors just like Davis and their four-legged family members.
Gayle Helms, Executive Director of Pets Fur People says, "We get bags of dog and cat food donated and so we are just sharing the wealth"
When meals on wheels showed up at Davis door on Monday with extra food for ‘Bella’ he was shocked.
Davis says, “I was surprised I never dreamed anyone would do that." This added pet food delivery has been a blessing to Davis and his cat.
Davis says, "I'm really glad they have this program now, it's been a God-send for me."
Gayle Helms from pet's fur people says, this is what her organization is all about. "I think it's a small way that we're giving back to the community." a small help for some, but a big help for many.