Emergency Senior Nutrition Program Starts Monday Providing Free Meals to all Richland County Senior Citizens during COVID-19 Crisis

March 20, 2020 – COLUMBIA, SC. Senior Resources has our emergency plan in place to cover all normal clients currently enrolled in our Meals on Wheels program, and we are now implementing an emergency senior nutrition program to cover all senior citizens in Richland County during the COVID-19 crisis. Effective Monday, March 23, Senior Resources will be providing any senior citizen in Richland County five free meals per week, at a first come, first serve basis, at four locations throughout the county. 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.

There are specific requirements that must be met to receive these services. To receive the meal pack, you must be a senior citizen (60+) or picking up a meal to take to a senior citizen. All meal recipients must show a state issued id and provide a name, address and phone number at pick-up. Only one meal pack is allowed per person with a maximum of two meal packs per car. Individuals are only permitted one pick-up per week.

Senior Resources’ homepage on our website (www.seniorresourcesinc.org) will serve as the main information source for the four pick-up locations. As this program evolves we will continue to update our website as pick-up locations can change week-to-week based on the needs of our community. We are committed to providing four sites, three days a week and this could increase to include afternoon meal pick-ups at designated locations. It is important to check back at the beginning of each week for the latest information. Individuals without internet service can call our office (803) 252-7734 or the United Way helpline (2-1-1) for the latest on meal pick-up locations.

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.

We are also accepting canned goods for our Senior Care Pantry. The items that we accept are listed on our website at: https://www.seniorresourcesinc.org/seni…/senior-care-pantry/ and can be dropped off at our office at 2817 Millwood Ave. Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions in regards to the Emergency Senior Nutrition Program, our COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund, donation drop off for our Senior Care Pantry, and all of the services we provide please visit: www.seniorresourcesinc.org.


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