July 24, 2012

Helping Seniors Stay Fed During Hurricanes with Reliant Energy

As hurricane season gets into full swing, Reliant Energy partnered with Interfaith Ministries’ Meals on Wheels program to help homebound seniors prepare for storms by delivering non-perishable foods and hurricane kits along with their regular meals. This is Reliant’s fourth year delivering meals with IM, and Meals on Wheels seniors are grateful for the help.

Thelma, who has lived in the same home since 1976 and been receiving Meals on Wheels for about three years, said, “It’s good, it’s real good. It’s a help and it’s a blessing.”


The shelf-stable food included items such as canned vegetables and meats, crackers, powdered milk and juices to keep seniors fed even if a Meals on Wheels driver can’t make it to their house due to a hurricane. Also included is a hurricane preparedness guide and flashlight to help seniors prepare for and cope with disasters. 

“We’re so thankful to Reliant for helping us provide these shelf-stable meal kits to our seniors this year. Every year, we try to make sure that our seniors are prepared; you never know when a hurricane will hit,” said Andrea Fineman, IM’s Communications Manager.

To help seniors stay safe in the event of a natural disaster, you can donate your time or resources to Meals on Wheels or volunteer to become a Disaster Buddy! To learn more, contact Denise Atkerson.

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