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Meals on Wheels deliveries halted because of icy roads

Posted at 7:34 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 08:49:12-05

TULSA, Okla. — As many people in Tulsa County took on icy roads and car accidents, others worried where their next meal would come from.

Meals on Wheels Tulsa provides meals to over 1,500 Tulsans a week with daily deliveries. However, the icy roads Monday morning prevented their trucks from heading out.

“As we looked at the road conditions, we decided it was not safe to put our drivers out on the road," Marc Bloomingdale, executive vice president for Meals on Wheels, said.

However, Bloomingdale said his group already prepared to make sure their clients are fed ahead of time.

“We have seven shelf stable meals in the clients home ready to go," Bloomingdale said. "So, that in any given time, we’re not able to make that, they have meals for that week coming up.”

Meals on Wheels also performs check up calls on their clients to make sure those stable meals have not all been consumed.

If those needing meals have gone through all their meals, Bloomingdale said a special time for inclement weather is on standby.

"We have what we call the Saint Bernard club, I’m going to get in my car and I’m going to go to them and hand them some food," he said.

If you need assistance with food, you can apply here.

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