MCH Meals on Wheels, based in Rockland, remains the only Meals on Wheels program serving Knox County.
The organization is currently delivering meals to 141 seniors and disabled individuals and are continuing to add new recipients, without a waiting list.
Following guidelines from the Maine CDC, on March 16, MCH eliminated face-to-face contact between participants and volunteer drivers. This is difficult for participants and volunteers who rely on the face-to-face visit as much as the meal so MCH is calling recipients to check in on them.
As they identify needs, staff is assisting them or finding partners who can help.
“We are fortunate and grateful that we have such a strong group of volunteers to continue all meal deliveries,” said MCH, in an April 22 news release. “We are not currently recruiting new volunteers. As has always been our practice, and especially during the coronavirus pandemic, MCH Meals on Wheels is committed to serve everyone in need, without a waiting list. Financial contributions are helpful. You may make a contribution on-line at mchinc.org.”
To receive meals or refer someone in need anywhere in Knox County please contact Katie Tarbox at 207-701-9641 or email@example.com.