Submitted by Lewis County Community Services Team
Every day Lewis County Seniors volunteers prepare hundreds of meals for those age 60 and over, to support this vulnerable population during the COVID-19 shutdown. The program currently serves 430 individuals and makes a whopping 2,150 meals per week. Each morning Twin Transit drivers deliver those meals to ensure our area’s seniors can stay home and stay safe.
This project is the brainchild of United Way of Lewis County, Lewis County Seniors and Twin Transit, who are collaborating with other organizations under the banner of the Lewis County Community Services Team.
“This partnership ensures that our seniors can stay home and protected, without having to worry about where their next meal will come from,” said Lewis County Seniors Executive Director Glenda Forga. “Safety is everyone’s top priority right now. Through this partnership, we can keep our seniors safe – and well cared for.”
The group is also devising an action plan to mobilize additional resources to support this vulnerable population.
Funds are needed to support this ongoing effort. You can help by donating to the Lewis County COVID-19 Relief Fund at LewisCountyUW.com. Volunteers are also needed to fill important roles. Please visit VolunteerLewis.org and click on United Way of Lewis County to sign up. If you have questions or need meal deliveries, please contact 1-855-581-9495 Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.