But by 11 a.m., dozens of volunteers had arrived to make the deliveries.
The same icy conditions that prevented many from traveling closed both AISD and Dyess AFB.
The result; students and airmen alike came out to help.
Regular volunteers were also present, citing the delivery service as their duty.
"We have people depending on us for the meals," said Georgia Delevega.
Some volunteers thought twice about reporting for duty, but said they knew people were expecting meals.
"We kind of hesitated, but we decided to go ahead and do it," said Georgia's husband, Burt.
Regular volunteers also kept up the pace of deliveries by picking up extra delivery routes
Bob Lindsey, a regular volunteer at Meals on Wheels, said there were 33 uncovered routes due to the weather.
Lindsey, who said he doesn't mind the cold, doubled his own routes in an effort to get the meals out.
"It's good weather," Lindsey said.