Michigan seniors can get free meal delivery, daily wellness checks during coronavirus outbreak
Residents 60 and older are eligible for home-delivery or pick-up meals during the outbreak. Fill out the form here.
Seniors can also request a daily wellness-check phone calls.
"COVID-19 is a threat to Michiganders, particularly older adults who are most vulnerable to complications related to the virus," Dr. Alexis Travis, a deputy director within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, said in a news release. "Nutrition services are a lifeline for the nearly 100,000 older adults we serve through these programs."
The program isn’t new, but the additional funding comes as officials anticipate a greater need for meals – specifically home-delivered ones – during the pandemic, MDHHS Public Information Officer Bob Wheaton said.
THE FOLLOWING RESOURCES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE:
For locations of local Food Pantries please click here
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has a hotline that residents can call to ask questions about COVID-19. The number is 1-888-535-6136 and is available seven days a week.
Free Breakfasts and Lunches are available to ALL children 18 and under. It is conducted in a "drive-by" format; stay in your car and let the staff know how many children you need meals for. Pick up days are Monday(grocery bag has meals for 4 days) and Friday (grocery bag has meals for 3 days). Pick up locations are:
Sawyer Trinity Church 11:00 am - 11:30 am
New Troy Community Center 11:45 am - 12:15 pm
**Galien @ old grocery store 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm (new location)
Three Oaks Elementary 1:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Hidden Harbor Villas 1:35 pm - 1:50 pm
Oakview Estates 1:55 pm - 2:10 pm
Please contact Jenny Jones for further information
If you need any type of ASSISTANCE or information please dial 211
or call 844-875-9211.