Meals on Wheels adjusts services during pandemic
Meals on Wheels of Northeast Ohio is working hard to get creative to ensure all clients in the three-county service area are fed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency will provide seniors with two weeks of shelf-stable meals on a bi-weekly basis, temporarily replacing hot and frozen meals, according to a news release. Volunteers will be trained for no-contact drop off and check-in procedures, and wellness checks will be addressed via phone. The planned delivery schedule for the 2 weeks of shelf-stable meals is listed below. Meal deliveries will be made between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
* Delivery made between April 8-10 for meals for the weeks of April 13 and April 20.
* Delivery made between April 22-24 for meals for the weeks of April 27 and May 4.
* Delivery made between May 6-8 for meals for the weeks of May 11 and May 18.
* May 18 – hot and frozen meal delivery resumes pending the status of COVID-19 at that time.
Volunteers for Meals on Wheels are considered essential service providers and are needed to deliver meals between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on: April 8-10; April 22-24; and May 6-8.
For more information related to assisting with meal deliveries, call 330-832-7220 ext. 113.