Two volunteers work together to load a full cart of boxed food into a Meals-on-Wheels van to be delivered to home-bound clients in Durham, NC on June 1, 2020. Meals-on-Wheels has made significant alterations to their operations to ensure that their volunteers are taking appropriate precautions, and that their clients are still served during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Meals-on-Wheels Community Outreach Director Annette Read hands off paperwork to a volunteer in Durham, NC on June 1, 2020. Historically, Meals-on-Wheels’ mission involves not only food delivery, but personal interactions. However, with much of their client base falling into at-risk categories, contact time between drivers and clients must be kept to a minimum.
A volunteer’s nametag perfectly illustrates the Meals-on-Wheels mission in Durham, NC on June 1, 2020. Meals-on-Wheels has been serving the Durham community since 1975.
A Meals-on-Wheels volunteer adds milk to a box of food being prepped for delivery in Durham, NC on June 1, 2020. Meals-on-Wheels has responded to Covid-19 concerns by sending out five frozen meals once a week in order to minimize contact with clients.
A volunteer helps load the vehicle of a local sheriff at Meals-on-Wheels distribution center in Durham, NC on June 1, 2020. Two officers have made regular deliveries during their lunch hours since early in the pandemic.
A driver double-checks the delivery inventory with a volunteer at Meals-on-Wheels in Durham, NC on June 1, 2020. Meals-on-Wheels feeds several hundred clients weekly, including 90 pets.
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