Methodist Healthcare Ministries Provides Nearly 200 Ready-Made Thanksgiving Meals for Families this Holiday Season

SAN ANTONIO, November 24, 2021 – Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. provided 192 low-income families with ready-made Thanksgiving meals by distributed by a drive-thru at the organization’s Wesley Health & Wellness Center on the South side of San Antonio. The food was distributed throughout the week from Monday, November 22 through Wednesday, November 25.

"At Methodist Healthcare Ministries, we are blessed beyond measure and honored to continue this annual tradition that brings so much joy to our patients, clients and team members,” said Jaime Wesolowski, President & CEO of Methodist Healthcare Ministries. “During a year of such challenge and change, we are especially grateful to all our team and board members, partners, patients and clients whose remarkable resilience and sacrifices to give above and beyond themselves have strengthened thriving communities across South Texas.”

Recipients were selected based on need and identified by the organization’s medical, dental, behavioral health, parenting program and recreation & enrichment teams. Each was scheduled for a specific pick-up date & time. The food boxes contained a fully cooked, and deboned turkey, family-sized portions of mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn bread, rolls, a gallon of iced tea and pie for dessert, as well as re-heating instructions.

This year’s food distribution replaced the organization’s annual Thanksgiving Luncheon for the community, which was cancelled for the second year in a row in an effort to continue practicing social distancing and minimize the spread of COVID-19. The annual tradition began in 2009 and is a further testament to the organization’s commitment to providing a service and meeting a need for the community it serves.