Killeen senior citizens will receive a week's worth of non-perishable food items from the City of Killeen and the Killeen Food Care Center.

According to a press release from the City of Killeen, 4 low income senior homes and any seniors who use the city's elderly transportation program will receive free meals.

“Being able to assist many of our most vulnerable elderly residents with basic food during this COVID-19 time of shelter in place is a community development priority,” said Executive Director of Community Development Leslie Hinkle. “We are proud that we are able to partner with Killeen Food Care Center, which ‘stands in the gap’ every day and provides such valuable service to our community.”

The City of Killeen is directing some of the funds they received from the CARES Act to help fund the meals. Together the Killeen Food Care Center and members from the City of Killeen will sort and deliver over 500 meals from Capital Area Food Bank in Austin.

Residents of Killeen can also apply for utility and rental assistance from the City of Killeen. To fill out an online application visit KilleenTexas.gov/Programs. Sign, date and email the completed application along with required attachments to the corresponding address.

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