According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older African Americans die of COVID-19 five times as often as whites.
Sheltering-in-place during a global pandemic can be hard for anyone but it is particulalry hard for older adults with limited mobility and resources.
When you close your eyes and listen to Jazz singing legend Pat Yankee belt out "Miss Lulu White" or "You Gotta See Your Mama Every Night" you cannot help but be transported back in time.
Those now-famous words continue to reverberate and resonate with all of us today and cause us to look at and acknowledge the raw side of racial inequality and its devastating effects in black and brown communities.
Our goal at Meals on Wheels is to ensure that homebound seniors are fed and kept safe, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic. One of the clients on his route –Tricia and her husband who both receive meals from us daily – left a special gift for him.
WE DELIVER MORE THAN 2 MILLION MEALS A YEAR