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Meals On Wheels Volunteer Still Going Strong at 90

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    Floyd Kinser helped launch Meals On Wheels in Tarrant County. Now he is the organization's oldest volunteer. (Published Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016)

     

    Every Thursday, just after 10AM, coolers full of food are dropped off at Southwood Baptist Church in Ft. Worth.
    Volunteers sort the food and prepare it for delivery.
    Meals on wheels relies on countless volunteers, like Floyd Kinser.
    "We're getting the meals ready, " he said. "We have hot meals, and sometimes, cold meals as well."
    Floyd is 90 years old.  His son's Kevin and Glen help him deliver the meals.
    "Before, I did it all by myself, " Floyd says with a smile.
    That was years ago, when Floyd helped launch Meals On Wheels in Tarrant County.  He noticed a need in his community.
    "People who were not able to go out and get their meals, probably a dozen people, " he added.
    And now, 43 years later, he refuses to slow down.
    "So many of us put limitations and obstacles on what we can do to give back and he's just one of those amazing stories that shows you can still do it, even if you're 90, " said Iris Bruton, of Meals On Wheels.
    But why does he do it?
    "Well, I think about my Mother when she was this age and by herself and didn't have meals on wheels, " Floyd said. "People would bring in food and she put it in the refrigerator."
    And now it's his turn, one stop at a time.

     

    Every Thursday, just after 10:00 a.m., coolers full of food are dropped off at Southwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth.

    Volunteers sort the food and prepare it for delivery.

    Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County relies on countless volunteers, like Floyd Kinser.

    "We're getting the meals ready, " he said. "We have hot meals, and sometimes, cold meals as well."

    Floyd is 90-years-old.  His son's Kevin and Glen help him deliver the meals.

    "Before, I did it all by myself, " Floyd says with a smile.

    That was years ago, when Floyd helped launch Meals On Wheels in Tarrant County.  He noticed a need in his community.

    "People who were not able to go out and get their meals, probably a dozen people, " he added.

    And now, 43 years later, he refuses to slow down.

    "So many of us put limitations and obstacles on what we can do to give back and he's just one of those amazing stories that shows you can still do it, even if you're 90, " said Iris Bruton, of Meals On Wheels.

    But why does he do it?

    "Well, I think about my Mother when she was this age and by herself and didn't have meals on wheels, " Floyd said. "People would bring in food and she put it in the refrigerator."

    And now it's his turn, one stop at a time.

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