BEND, OR -- After three days of cancelations, Meals on Wheels deliveries resume Thursday, thanks to a cooperative effort between staff at the Council on Aging of Central Oregon, volunteers and the community.
The agency says people have been asking how they can help make sure home-bound seniors get fresh food. In one case, COACO used Facebook to coordinate help for a woman in Redmond who was stuck in her home and had run out of food, medication and pet supplies. A member of a local four-wheeler group helped her get to the store.
Staff spent Wednesday preparing fresh salads for today's deliveries. A number of community members with off-road vehicles have offered to get Meals on Wheels volunteers to seniors, and help dig out pathways so deliveries can be made.
Lunch at the Bend Senior Center remains canceled.
Photo: Council on Aging Executive Director Susan Rotella and Nutrition Services Manager Bob DeBoard prepare salads, 02/27/19 (courtesy Council on Aging)