Thelma, who has lived in the same home since 1976 and been receiving Meals on Wheels for about three years, said, “It’s good, it’s real good. It’s a help and it’s a blessing.”
The shelf-stable food included items such as canned vegetables and meats, crackers, powdered milk and juices to keep seniors fed even if a Meals on Wheels driver can’t make it to their house due to a hurricane. Also included is a hurricane preparedness guide and flashlight to help seniors prepare for and cope with disasters.
“We’re so thankful to Reliant for helping us provide these shelf-stable meal kits to our seniors this year. Every year, we try to make sure that our seniors are prepared; you never know when a hurricane will hit,” said Andrea Fineman, IM’s Communications Manager.
To help seniors stay safe in the event of a natural disaster, you can donate your time or resources to Meals on Wheels or volunteer to become a Disaster Buddy! To learn more, contact Denise Atkerson.