(WXYZ) — The coronavirus pandemic has left countless seniors feeling isolated. Many senior citizens are avoiding grocery stores, and their lifeline right now is Meals on Wheels.
Every morning throughout the country, there is an organized race against the clock to load up thousands of meals into cars and dispatch them across
Royce Pease is a driver for Meals on Wheels in Boston. As a college sophomore who suddenly found himself back home, he decided to step up and help his community.
It's not just seniors who need meals right now. Before the epidemic, one branch was delivering 8,000 meals a day to low-income families.
Now they're delivering 12,000 meals a day as those who are out of work can't afford groceries.
Nationwide the program mainly operates on donations. Funding is disappearing almost as fast as they can deliver meals.
But as the country rebounds programs like this will be more critical than ever.
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