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Meals on Wheels of Columbia: 'Loneliness is Just as Fatal as a Pandemic'

Meals on Wheels of Columbia: 'Loneliness is Just as Fatal as a Pandemic'

JoNetta Weaver is the executive director of Meals on Wheels of Columbia. She spoke about how the organization continues to offer hot meals to people in need, and about how they’ve had to tackle another health crisis during the ongoing pandemic – loneliness in the senior community.

Columbia Neighborhood Lunch Clubs: 'How Do You Get Food Into as Many Homes as Possible?'

Columbia Neighborhood Lunch Clubs: 'How Do You Get Food Into as Many Homes as Possible?'

Jennifer Roberts is one of the organizers of the Columbia Neighborhood Lunch Clubs – a group of volunteers that collects the meals delivered to bus stops by Columbia Public Schools and delivers them door-to-door.

She spoke about how many families – from all economic backgrounds – are struggling with food access during the ongoing pandemic and how they all can utilize the Clubs’ services and make providing meals to school age kids a simpler task.

This piece was reported and produced by Chris Mitchell.

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