Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Wednesday, March 25: Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth remains in operation as an essential business under the governor’s state of emergency order.

“So far, we are still delivering hot meals everyday,” said Executive Director Kathy Keuski.

Drivers are following new safety protocols. All meals are being delivered under the six-foot protocol, meaning contact between volunteers and clients are never at a distance of less than six feet. Meals are placed in a plastic bag and hung on doors. Clients are then alerted by a knock at the door. Other arrangements are made for those who cannot get to the door.

“We can’t thank the community enough for the influx of volunteers,” Keuski said. “Some of our elderly drivers had to stop, so they are really a godsend.”

In the coming days, clients will be provided with 10 days worth of dry, shelf-stable meals in case, for some reason, we are unable to get to them in the future. We do not anticipate that will happen but are preparing for any and all scenarios.

In addition, Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth has postponed two fundraising events – Wheels for Meals, set for May 9, and Top Chef of the Culinary Coast, set for May 28. Both will be rescheduled for a date in the fall.

Please consider donating during this critical time.

 

Tuesday, March 17: Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth is taking extra precautions in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Our clients’ health is our number one priority.

As of Tuesday, March 17, 2020, all meals will be delivered under the six-foot protocol, meaning contact between volunteers and clients will never been at a distance of less than six feet. All meals will be placed in a plastic bag and hung on doors. Clients will be alerted when meals arrive. Other arrangements will be made for those who cannot get to the door.

In addition, over the next week, we will be delivering two boxes of shelf-stable meals to each client. This provides them with ten meals each in case of the absolute worst case scenario, in which we must shut down operations. In the future, we also have the option of delivering frozen meals on a more limited schedule.

As for upcoming events, at this time, the “Wheels on Meals” bike ride is still set for its scheduled date of for May 9, 2020. Find out more here.

Coronavirus Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Meals on Wheels America

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