March 24, 2020 – COLUMBIA, SC. Senior Resources will continue the service of providing any senior citizen in Richland County five free meals for the week, at four locations throughout the county tomorrow. Any senior citizen (60+) or caregiver of a senior citizen in Richland County that did not already pick up their free meals yesterday, are encouraged to drive-thru one of our Emergency Senior Nutrition distribution locations tomorrow morning from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
**IMPORTANT CHANGE** One location changed since the original distribution of the Emergency Senior Nutrition Meal distribution schedule over the weekend. We are distributing meals at Lutheran Seminary/Lenoir-Rhyne University at 1100 Wildewood Ave, Columbia, SC 29203 instead of the Richland Library North Main branch location.
The Emergency Senior Nutrition Program is in place to help all senior citizens residing in Richland County during the COVID-19 crisis. The program kicked off on Monday, March 23, and we provided 3,250 meals to 650 Richland County senior citizens at our four drive-thru locations throughout the county. Senior Resources will provide the meals, at a first come, first serve basis. This drive thru service will be offered for meal pick-up from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Each vehicle will be permitted to pick up two meal packs which will include five meals per pack.
If you are a Richland County senior or caregiver and are looking for information on our drive-thru Emergency Nutrition Program, please be sure to continue to refer to our website (www.seniorresourcesinc.org) for the most up-to-date information on distribution locations. Individuals without internet service can call the United Way helpline (2-1-1) for the latest on meal pick-up locations.
Senior Resources has our emergency plan in place to cover all normal clients currently enrolled in our Meals on Wheels program. With our clients being at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis, we are committed to staying open at Senior Resources and providing local senior citizens the services they need.
If you are looking for ways to help our local senior citizens during this crisis, you can contribute a monetary donation to our COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund located on our website at: https://seniorresourcesinc.salsalabs.org/covid-1…/index.html or you can mail in a donation and mark it for the disaster relief fund.