Frozen Meal and Shelf Stable deliveries continue; staff transitioning back to office
To ensure safety while combating hunger, Meals on Wheels Collin County (MOWCC) beginning April 20th will deliver another two weeks of Shelf Stable and Frozen Meals as well as preparing more for the future.
“Safety is our number one priority right now. Seniors are at the most risk during this pandemic and we are doing everything we can to ensure they stay safe,” said CEO Zella Tyson.
MOWCC has temporarily transitioned to working from home and has staggered out weeks of meals to limit contact to the seniors. We have remained connected to the seniors, volunteers, and community via phone calls, email, and social media. We are also in open enrollment for seniors if they would like to receive our services.If MOWCC heard of any shortage of food, we delivered.
By May 1st, volunteers and staff will have prepared another two weeks of Frozen/Shelf Stable Meals to send out for deliver May 4th– 6th. Our administrative staff will continue to enforce social distancing and hygiene per CDC guidelines while providing masks and gloves. Volunteer Services is continuing to educate and enforce no-contact deliveries with approved veteran volunteers.
As COVID-19 spreads across the country, Collin County’s Meals on Wheels program will continue to deliver essential services to seniors across the county. Together we deliver.
NOTICE FROM CEO:
Meals on Wheels Collin County is dedicated to the safety and well-being of our seniors, volunteers, and staff. MOWCC continues to adhere to COVID19 CDC safety guidelines and social distancing.
In response to the COVID 19 shelter at home April 30th extension, MOWCC will temporarily hold all meal deliveries from April 6th -20th and allow seniors to use their 2 week supply of meals. MOWCC staff will continue serving the needs of seniors and the community remotely with phone follow-up, well check calls, and support.
We are still accepting new clients online and they are free to call. Any monetary and in-kind donations will be accepted electronically or by mail. For drop-off in-kind and monetary donations, we will be available on the 20th-23rd of April from 9 am – 11 am. If anything changes, we will update you as soon as possible. New volunteers may still register on our website for orientation and we will be in touch once we are back in the office.
Thank you for your commitment and kindness to the Collin County seniors.
Meals on Wheels serves an incredibly vulnerable population and is often the primary lifeline delivering so much more than just a meal, especially in uncertain times. Across the country, local programs are monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation, taking precautions to protect these high-risk individuals, and preparing for increased demand and new ways of delivering services. We know the critical importance of preparation in times like this and understand the delicate balance between panic and preparedness.
Precautions we are taking to keep our population safe are: Washing hands regularly, placing bagged meals on doorknobs, and social distancing (maintaining a distance of 6 ft)
We will be supplying shelf stable meals for the population in the event that we may close. The community is coming together to provide those items.
We need your support to keep our seniors safe and healthy, so please consider donating the items below: