Meals on Wheels sends double the food to prepare for storm

January 18, 2019 01:32 PM

Not everyone can get themselves to the store before the storm.  That's why Meals on Wheels of Albany was doubling down on Friday.

The staff at Meals on Wheels prepared a hot lunch for Friday and packed a frozen meal for clients to have on Monday.

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Officials say they prepared somewhere around 900 meals on Friday. That's for their senior clients and congregate meal sites. They have eight of those around the county that they deliver hot meals to during the week.

They say they doubled up on meals on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to make sure clients had enough to get them through the holiday weekend.

NewsChannel 13 spoke with a Meals on Wheels driver who said a few of the clients he delivers to were nervous they weren't going to have enough food for the weekend, but drivers who deliver the meals reassure them.

While there was enough time to prepare for this storm, there have been times that the staff at Meals on Wheels has not been able to get their clients the food they need due to bad weather. NewsChannel 13's Emily Burkhard will explain why on and our newscasts starting Live at 4.


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