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More than $300K allocated to fund meals for area seniors amid outbreak

In this March 19, 2020 photo, a shopper looks for toilet paper at a Stop & Shop supermarket during hours open daily only for seniors in North Providence, R.I. Federal law enforcement is warning that scam artists are preying on older people's fears by peddling fake tests for the coronavirus to Medicare recipients. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
In this March 19, 2020 photo, a shopper looks for toilet paper at a Stop & Shop supermarket during hours open daily only for seniors in North Providence, R.I. Federal law enforcement is warning that scam artists are preying on older people's fears by peddling fake tests for the coronavirus to Medicare recipients. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Published: Apr. 3, 2020 at 2:07 PM CDT
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More than $300,000 has been allocated to the Central Texas Area on Aging to fund meals for area senior citizens in Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Milam, Mills and San Saba Counties amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Residents of those counties who are 60 or older and affected by the outbreak are eligible for the meals.

The money comes from a $16.2 million federal grant to Texas as part of the $250 million authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that President Donald Trump signed into law on March 18.l

To request meals, residents should call the Hill Country Community Action at (325) 372-5167 ext. 227 or toll free at 1- 866-372-5167 ext. 227 to begin the intake process.

The program is available in other Central Texas counties, as well.

Residents of Leon and Robertson Counties should call the Brazos Valley Area Agency on Aging toll free 1-800-994-4000 or (979) 595-2806 ext. 5.

Residents of Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone and McLennan Counties should call the Heart of Texas Area Agency on Aging toll free 1-855-937-2372 or at (254) 292-1855.

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