SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN) — Meals on Wheels of Texoma is growing its mission to supply nutritious food to homebound clients by adding a senior center in Pottsboro and a central commissary in Sherman.

Two Denison High School students are pitching in.

"We decided that over our spring break at school, it'd be fun to come and volunteer and help out our community," said junior Cole Koberowski.

He and classmate Emma McConnell met Meals on Wheels CEO Greg Pittman through the Denison Youth Leadership Academy.

"I know that I've never gotten to do food volunteer work with these groups of people, so it's good to have different kinds of experiences," McConnell said.

"Really nice to make a difference and an impact in the community, and know that you helped some people out, and you were able to make a difference," Koberowski added.

The volunteer organization was happy to see the two high schoolers, saying they need all the volunteers they can get as they help deliver food to the elderly and do wellness checks.

"We check with them every day to make sure they're alive and well and give them a few minutes of socialization," said Pittman. "And we do that with 632 volunteers across Cooke, Fannin and Grayson County."

McConnell enjoyed his duties for Meals on Wheels.

"We were just going through making sure that all the food was still good, fresh, in date, sorting out what can be used in the future," he said. "It was really fun."

Meals on Wheels has 15 locations and handles eight senior centers, with a new senior center in Pottsboro and opening day of a ten-year project for a centralized kitchen food production facility in Sherman is approaching.

"We just need to equip it and pay for it," said Pittman. "A new building is expensive, and to properly equip it safely is expensive as well, so we still have a bit of money to raise, but it's going."

Next Tuesday, Meals on Wheels meets with Sherman's zoning and planning board to work on safety measures for the organization's new Sherman location, which will also house their administrative offices. They hope it will be open in the summer.