Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa, a Tulsa-based community funded nonprofit serving homebound individuals with nutritious meals and more, will be delivering 1,000 meals per day and setting up an online phone call system so that wellness checks can be conducted by phone during the COVID-19 crisis.
“This is a time when our community must come together to meet the needs of our homebound seniors,” said Calvin Moore, president and chief executive officer at Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa. “Our team is ready to navigate this crisis so that our seniors continue receiving food and frequent wellness checks during this period of social distancing.”
Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa has been working around the clock to enable its crisis response plan that will allow its team to continue meeting the demands of homebound seniors in our community.
This includes ramping up meal preparation so that each senior can receive one week’s worth of meals, that can be stored in the freezer, in just one delivery. This will relieve the organization from needing to dramatically increase its number of volunteer drivers during a time of extreme social distancing. Additionally, a phone call system is also being set up so that volunteers can conduct wellness checks to seniors by phone at least three times a week. The precautions in place allow for minimal in-person contact ensuring that Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa can continue delivering services even if a senior becomes quarantined due to COVID-19.