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Meals On Wheels Deliveries Down to Once a Week

One of the hardest hit groups from the shelter-in-place restrictions are seniors, many of whom are sheltered in place all the time. Gold Country Community Services has had to restrict their ‘Meals on Wheels’ delivery, to once a week…

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Executive Director Janeth Marroletti says 80 percent of her volunteers are over 65, so they can’t go out and make the deliveries. Those food recipients are getting a little extra, though, thanks to a new program. Marroletti says the Senior Grocery Bag Program, just put into place with a grant from Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, and working with the Food Bank of Nevada County and Interfaith Food Ministry, provides a supplement of food with an extra bag of groceries, including produce…

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The grant is 25-thousand dollars for a year. But with the restricted deliveries now in place, Marroletti is worried about those seniors. She says sometimes, the Meals on Wheels deliveries are the only visits they get…

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There are about 300 seniors on the Meals on Wheels program, with a waiting list for about a hundred more.

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