Anita Garcia loves nothing more than working directly with the clients of Meals For The Elderly on a daily basis. As the Client Services Coordinator, Anita is responsible for the assessment of seniors in Tom Green County for meal services and coordination of services for over 650 homebound clients. She enjoys helping these seniors and talking to them about their needs, their experiences with Meals For The Elderly and their incredible gratitude to the program that makes sure they receive meals each weekday.
Anita has been with Meals For The Elderly since 2003 and has made a significant impact on the program during her over a decade of experience. Her greatest pride comes from the incredible fundraisers MFTE puts on each year with the help of the board and volunteers. She is so grateful to see the community come together and support the charity she has such affection for during the Christmas Open House, Sporting Clay Shoot, and Mardi Gras Celebration each year. She is encouraged to see money raised for seniors in Tom Green County and to have the inside scoop on who is being helped with these funds and how desperately the help is needed. She considers it a profound blessing to work here and have her eyes continually opened to the large number of needy people all over TGC behind closed doors, suffering in silence. She gives voice to their needs and considers it a privilege to work where she does.
Prior to working at Meals For The Elderly, Anita spent her time working on behalf of customers for Verizon for 28 years. During that time, Anita worked in various capacities, eventually being promoted to the position of Senior Administrator of Retail Sales before retiring in 2003. She brings those management and customer service skills into her new role at MFTE in order to ensure a quality experience for each client she serves.
Anita is active in the community and has served on the Board of Directors for San Angelo Day Nursery, has volunteered for Adult Literacy Council, was a member of the Business & Professional Woman's Association and volunteers with her church regularly. She also is a proud mother and grandmother that loves to be with family. Her daughter, son-in-law, and two handsome grandsons (Evan & Connor) live in Plano Tx.