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Meals On Wheels rolling again after weather delay

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Posted: Feb 7, 2011 5:13 PM by Michael Shingleton
Updated: Feb 7, 2011 5:13 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Meals of Wheels, Council on Aging, East Baton Rouge COA, Johnny Dykes, Seniors, Elderly meals, Delivery

BATON ROUGE - After two days without deliveries, the Meals On Wheels program is operational. Delivery drivers were taken off the streets last Thursday and Friday because of possible icy conditions.

Meals On Wheels delivers 5 meals, three days a week to elderly residents. With over 500 recipients in East Baton Rouge parish, delivery drivers are working overtime to catch up.

"With the system we have now, we had basically pre-served the seniors on Wednesday, prior to the weather and we really only missed half of a route {by closing Thursday and Friday}. We'll be able to double up and catch up today," Meals On Wheels Director, Johnny Dykes said.

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