Keeping our seniors safe and combating isolation this Holiday Season
Since the onset of the global health crisis, the CAC Office on Aging has added over 150 seniors struggling with food insecurity. The Monday – Friday daily delivery is now over 1,100 homebound seniors across 70 Mobile Meals routes. Though COVID-19 poses new challenges for all of us, one thing stays the same: CAC’s unwavering commitment to homebound seniors in our community that need our help.
A traditional turkey meal will be served on Wednesday. On Thursday, seniors will receive a traditional ham meal. In addition to delivering meals, volunteers will also provide a safety check to make sure the seniors are safe and comfortable in their homes.
On Thanksgiving, Mobile Meals will be serving 650 Knox County seniors… the largest holiday delivery count to date. Fruit bags will also be delivered along with Thanksgiving wishes (handmade cards).
“Every meal delivery day is important, but Thanksgiving Day is one of the most important delivery days. The homebound seniors appreciate their community friends taking the time out of their holiday to serve a meal and provide a friendly visit on a day that can leave so many feeling lonely and isolated,” said Judith Pelot, Nutrition Services Director, “During this Thanksgiving season, as always, we are very thankful for all of our community support. We couldn’t do it without the efforts of so many in Knox County.”