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Local non-profit to receive almost $300,000 to feed elderly

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SAN ANTONIO — Amigos del Valle will be receiving almost $300,000 to provide meals to the elderly in the Rio Grande Valley.

According to a release, the funds are part of a $1 million donation made by the Rapier Family to the WellMed Charitable Foundation.

Other non-profits in the state of Texas, Florida and New Mexico will also be receiving donations.

During the pandemic, older adults are having a difficult time finding food as they are faced with choosing between buying groceries or other necessities, said the release.

Below are the programs receiving grants in Texas as stated in the release:

· Austin: Meals on Wheels of Central Texas

o   $70,200 – 14,040 meals

·  Corpus Christi: City of  Corpus Christi Senior Services Division

o   $69,150 – 13,830 meals

·  Dallas: VNA Texas

o   $60,000 – 12,000 meals

·  Fort Worth: Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County

o   $10,000 – 2,000  meals

·  El Paso (and Las Cruces, N.M.): City of Las Cruces

o   $15,000 – 3,000 meals

·  Rio Grande Valley: Amigos del Valle

o   $286,280 – 57,256 meals

·  San Antonio: Meals of Wheels of San Antonio

o   $60,000 – 12,000 meals

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