“The Meals on Wheels program has a long history of helping housebound senior citizens get the nutrition they need while living independent lives at home. Organizers believe those services are essential now more than ever as the world confronts an infectious disease that is most deadly among older people with underlying medical conditions.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, demand for home-delivered meals has spiked, according to Jenny Young, vice president of communications for Meals on Wheels America, the organization that supports more than 5,000 independent community-based programs across the country. Young said traffic on the organization’s Find Meals page was up 650 percent over the past two weeks as states across the country issued stay-at-home orders in response to the coronavirus outbreak….”
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