Louisville Metro’s Office of Resilience and Community Services announces plans to provide meals during pandemic response
Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Resilience & Community Services today announced plans to provide meals for seniors ages 60 and older while the city responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Starting Tuesday, March 17, the Metro March for Meals program will distribute up to 1,000 frozen meal packs per day to people 60 years of age and older at six locations throughout the community on a rotating schedule. Meals will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from 10 a.m. until noon and are limited to one box per person and to five frozen meals per week. Older adults in need are advised to go to the center closest to their homes for assistance.
- Mondays – Shawnee Community Center (607 S. 37th St., 40212)
- Tuesdays – Beechmont Community Center (205 Wellington Avenue, 40214)
- Wednesdays – Sun Valley Community Center (6505 Bethany Lane, 40272)
- Wednesdays – East Government Center (200 Juneau Drive, 40243)
- Thursdays – Wilderness Road Senior Center (8111 Blue Lick Road, 40219)
- Fridays – Arthur S Kling Center (219 W. Ormsby Ave., 40203)
“As we ask the community to engage in social distancing as a response to COVID-19, we know access to nutritional food will be a barrier for some in our community,” said Tameka Laird, Director of the Office of Resilience & Community Services. “That is why our office worked hard to ramp up efforts on our Metro March for Meals to help feed our older adults during this challenging time. We are grateful to Masterson’s Catering for stepping up to prepare these meals on short notice.”
Local nonprofit food bank Dare to Care also is currently operating normal business and is coordinating with Louisville Metro, its nonprofit partners, JCPS, and others to establish a system of food assistance access that can be durable during this situation.
“Part of being a compassionate city means helping those in need during a crisis,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “This is a prime example of how local government and organizations like Dare to Care can work together to address challenges facing our city.”
Those seeking up-to-date information on Dare to Care services can visit www.daretocare.org/covid-19.
“With over 100,000 Louisvillians suffering food insecurity during this public health crisis, now is not the time for our neighbors to struggle to get good nutrition,” said Stan Siegwald, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Dare to Care. “We are also working to make available grab-and-go meals and increase the availability of nonperishable groceries.”
For more information on Metro March for Meals, call (502) 574-5223.
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