Erath County commissioners renewed its commitment to providing home-delivered meals to senior citizens and the disabled Monday when it awarded a grant to the local Meals on Wheels organization.

"Meals on Wheels of Erath County works hard to help people in need throughout the year. We are proud to help the organization serve our citizens each year with an $18,000 donation," Commissioner Joe Brown said.

County commissioners annually approve the $18,000 grant.

The resolution passed Monday also enables the organization to apply for other grants made available by the Texas Department of Agriculture.

"Our program has proven to be an invaluable service to our local homebound elderly and disable residents. The need in Erath County continues to grow as our population increases in number and age," said Dr. Don Stewart, MOW executive board president.