Our upside-down world has caused many changes in programming for the Alamo Resource Conservation and Development Area, Inc.
With a new focus on COVID-19 beginning in March, the Alamo RC&D had canceled all its face-to-face senior events.
To avoid physical contact between staff and participants, the organization requires all seniors, 55 or older, who need assistance to pre-register to receive assistance. To do that, go to development area website at alamorcd.org.
Seniors can also send emails to the agency at firstname.lastname@example.org or text messages at 210-548-9248.
Alamo RC&D is still providing food to pre-registered seniors at the semi-monthly Food Distributions held at Faith Tabernacle, located at 7789 FM 1283.
These curbside pantry events assign participants appointments to pick up food when they register.
The most recent food distribution was Thursday, Oct. 1. Another one will take place on Oct. 15.
All grant money for the food distribution ended on Aug. 31. The organization depends on food donations, monetary donations and the help of volunteers to keep the program going. Monetary donations are best done online and are greatly needed, officials said.
Food donations are needed the day before each distribution, from 1:30 – 4 p.m.
Alamo RC&D has provided over $72,500 in food and other services to seniors this year, including $66,000 for food and more than $5,000 in economic relief through August.
It served 334 seniors in 156 families.
All Alamo RC&D programs are free and serve Bexar and surrounding counties, including Bandera County.
The agency wants seniors who are 60-years-old and older to know that the Alamo Area Council of Governments has received $8 Million in CARES Act Grant funding to help seniors and veterans during the rest of this year.
Those seniors and veterans who need assistance can contact 210-477-3275 or 866-231-4922.