March 27, 2020
COVID-19 Update – Meals on Wheels Program Modifications
To safe-guard the health and well-being of our clients, volunteers and staff, several changes have been made to Meals on Wheels operations. For the time being:
-Meals will be delivered 4 days per week (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday); double meals will be delivered each day to compensate for the day we do not deliver meals; high-risk, high-need clients will receive wellness calls on non-delivery days.
-Meal delivery vehicles will have a maximum capacity of two runners and one driver; this will vary depending on the vehicle being used. We are also limiting the number of people who can be in the Meals on Wheels kitchen at any given time.
-Volunteers and Staff delivering meals will be asked a set of Covid-19 screening questions prior to being permitted to deliver meals.
– We are asking volunteers not to enter clients’ homes; where possible clients will accept the meal at the front doorway or place the meal inside the home as close to the front door as possible.
We are currently building a roster of volunteers who will have regular shifts. We are also adding names to a reserve list in the event that one or more volunteers are unable to attend. To help ensure your safety, we are not encouraging volunteer applications from anyone:
- Aged 65 and over
- With compromised immune systems
- With underlying medical conditions
If you are interested in volunteering, or would like to have your name added to the reserve roster, please contact: email@example.com
Thank you for your continued support.