St. Andrew’s Residence in Chatham says it will continue to keep seniors and their friends who use Meals on Wheels safe during the length of the pandemic.
Volunteers have delivered more than 275 food baskets, which include groceries and other items, to clients in the Chatham-Kent area.
“Building on the existing Meals on Wheels program and in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent, we have been able to deliver grocery items and essentials to our shared clients who are some of the most vulnerable during this pandemic” said Barb Noorenberghe, program co-ordinator, in a release.
The items delivered were carefully selected by the staff at St. Andrew’s Residence through the Meals on Wheels Chatham-Kent program.
The response has been “overwhelmingly positive,” the organization stated, not only from the recipients but the volunteers who have helped pack bags and deliver them.
“It just feels good to be able to help someone out when they most need it,” said Linda Rieger, chair of the St. Andrew’s Residence Ladies Auxiliary, and one of the many volunteers of the project.
This project was made possible through an Ontario Community Support Program grant from the Ontario Community Support Association, as well as contributions from local businesses, Planet Print, The Pepper Tree and Sysco.