Local senior center provides meals for its seniors amid pandemic

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DALEVILLE, Ala. (WDHN) — The coronavirus pandemic has affected the Daleville Senior Center from being open. However, it’s not halting the care for their members.

“So every day, of course, we serve up meals for our homebound clients and for our in house participants. Right now, we are currently serving 20 homebounds,” Director Laura Leger said.

The food given out is provided by GA Food Services which consists of hot meals featuring a main entree, vegetables, and fruit for dessert. If there is an issue with the hot meals, there are some non-refrigerated meals available as well.

The four workers at the center are working mighty hard preparing and delivering meals for about 30 seniors.

“It means a lot to us to be able to feed these seniors. A lot of them are susceptible to the virus but a lot of them are alone. They don’t have family here,” Leger said.

Miss leger says you don’t have to be a member of the center to receive a meal. The goal is to make sure that seniors are fed during this difficult time. All you have to do is call them to get started.

We don’t want our seniors to go hungry. I’m encouraging anyone in our area if they know a senior who has gone hungry call us and let us know. We’ll have them sign a simple sheet of paper to register them whether it’s long-term or temporary,” Leger said.

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