Multiple advocacy efforts are in place to protect the interests of Meals on Wheels programs across Texas. On the legislative front, the Meals on Wheels Association of Texas (MOWAT) is a separate 501(c)(6) association whose mission is to represent and advocate for clients and providers of home-delivered and/or congregate meal services in Texas. A focus of MOWAT is to secure continued funding for the Texans Feeding Texans grant program within the Texas Department of Agriculture. MOWAT also monitors and reports on regulatory changes at the state level as well as provides input and makes recommendations regarding Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services and Texas Health and Human Services Commission regulations that govern home-delivered meal programs and congregate meal programs.
LEGISLATIVE EDUCATION & GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Chair: Jackie Hamm, The Kitchen, 940-322-6232 or 940-704-5465
MOWAT 2018 liaisons are:
Texas Department of Agriculture – Vinsen Faris, Chief Executive Officer of Meals on Wheels San Antonio/Christian Senior Services, 210-735-5115
Meals on Wheels Association of Texas Membership
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With your support, we will continue to foster the advocacy efforts on behalf of all senior nutrition programs to ensure that TDA and all federal and state funding streams continue. To join Meals on Wheels Association of Texas, please sign up on our ONLINE MEMBERSHIP FORM. Your membership will automatically apply to both Meals on Wheels Texas and Meals on Wheels Association of Texas.