From the Executive Director

Update on COVID-19 effects on our services.

October 14, 2020

Since the beginning of March - since the COVID-19 virus - we have had to move quickly and pivot seamlessly to not only to be able to continue the work we usually do, but also to adapt to a world with totally different rules and circumstances in order to care for Yolo County’s hungry and needy seniors.
 
We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone, each in their own way. Now in the 8th month of this global pandemic, with no real end in sight, everyone on our planet is experiencing a very real mental fatigue and stress. Which makes us all the more grateful for the ongoing support from the community both financially and otherwise. Donations and volunteering have both increased, which we appreciate and very much need.  
 
Since March, we reduced delivery days from five to two, in order to reduce possible opportunities for exposure between staff, volunteers and clients. With the recent improvement in documented COVID cases in Yolo County moving from the purple tier to red, we feel the time is right – and safer– to add a third delivery day to the week. So, we will move to three deliveries per week – Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – beginning Monday, October 19th. The one thing our clients have told us they miss the most these past months is hot meals. So, with our new schedule we will deliver 3 hot meals/week and 2 frozen. We are excited to return to the delivery of hot meals just in time for cooler weather, and we’re hopeful that our folks will enjoy it too!
 
We will continue to adapt to this ever-changing situation as needed and continue to provide the vital services that help our community during very challenging times. Thank you all for your ongoing support that means so much to all of us in the Meals on Wheels family and of course, to our seniors.
 
Christi Skibbins

Executive Director

 

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