Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa, a Tulsa-based, community funded nonprofit serving homebound individuals with nutritious meals and essential services, is partnering with Tulsa Transit to have at least two vehicles each morning and afternoon delivering nearly 20,000 meals per week to more than 4,000 clients.
“This partnership with Tulsa Transit is an opportunity to maximize services in our community to deliver nutritious meals to homebound seniors and individuals during the pandemic,” said Calvin Moore, president and chief executive officer at Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa. “I’m grateful to Tulsa Transit for the additional drivers and vehicles that are directly supporting our meal delivery operations which allows us to continue meeting the demand in our community.”
Tulsa Transit’s call center is also providing up to seven individuals who will be making wellness calls Monday through Friday to Meals on Wheels seniors. The wellness calls serve as a check-in to make sure homebound seniors and individuals are doing well physically and emotionally. During calls, volunteers are trained to flag if someone expresses difficulty with physical or emotional self-care and might be in need of additional services or resources during the Safer-At-Home order.
In addition to Tulsa Transit, Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa has also partnered with two other organizations that are providing driving services during COVID-19. Modus, a primarily volunteer-based transportation service that utilizes trained volunteer and staff drivers in their own vehicles to drive young clients to medical appointments, is making meal deliveries for Meals on Wheels. And Morton Comprehensive Health Services, which provides reliable transportation for patients to their health care appointments, is also providing vehicles and drivers to make weekly meal deliveries.
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