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Expanded Meals on Wheels Program eliminates waiting list

2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago Monday, February 05 2018 Feb 5, 2018 February 05, 2018 6:48 AM February 05, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE- Starting today, the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging will begin the rollout of its expanded Meals on Wheels Program.

According to a release, the agency is eliminating the Meals on Wheels waiting list that has been in existence since 1974. In addition, seniors will now receive meals seven days a week instead of just five.

"This is a monumental change for seniors that are currently receiving meals and those seniors that are now moving off of the waiting list," said Chief Executive Officer Tasha Clark-Amar

The food boxes include nutritionally sound meals comprised of a half gallon of milk, fresh fruit, seven slices of bread, and healthy snacks that are pre-planned by a registered dietitian/nutritionist.

The rollout is a major component of the Millage Implementation Play, which is a $2.2 million commitment to the seniors in the parish.

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