Meals On Wheels Continues Delivery Services Despite Employee Getting Sick

MERRIMACK VALLEY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Meals on Wheels chapter servicing 28 communities in the Merrimack Valley was prepared to work through the pandemic, even if an employee got sick.

When the pandemic first struck, the agency dropped off emergency supplies to clients and had prepared frozen meals for their clients.

Jennifer Raymond, Chief Strategy Officer for Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, said they prepared 20 to 30-thousand frozen meals. Those meals are now being delivered to clients after the program found out someone in the Andover kitchen became sick.

"We still had to rely on our drivers, many of whom are volunteers, some of whom are staff, to be able to take on this extra load," Raymond said.

Frozen meals will be delivered for the next week or so before hot meals can be delivered again.

WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports

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