Inside Meals on Wheels’ struggle to be the ‘lifeline’ for Americans during pandemic
The Coronavirus is bringing all sorts of challenges to daily life, including the work being done by agencies around the country to feed seniors. The agencies mentioned in this article are ServTracker customers, except Scranton. We are doing all we can to help and guide these agencies to easily manipulate their data so they can deliver meal packs or shelf stable meals to accommodate their increased demand for meals, especially with a reduced volunteer base. Thank you for the work you continue to do during this challenging time.
Excerpt from USA Today article: “In the best of times, Meals on Wheels faces the herculean task of delivering 200 million meals annually to 2.4 million hungry and isolated older Americans.
But this is the time of the coronavirus.
I wanted to get inside Meals on Wheels to see how it would gear up its services during the pandemic. After all, 79% of its clients are 75 or older. There would be more demand now that many more seniors – including those who probably never imagined they’d be stuck inside – are advised it is safest to remain housebound.
What I saw was that this agency, a mainstay in the lives of so many, was swamped. Ideas of what was possible diminished by the hour, and it’s had to improvise to complete its mission.”
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