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Senior Resources receives $75,000 grant

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Meals on Wheels America has awarded a $75,000 grant to Senior Resources to support its Meals on Wheels program and other hunger relief initiatives.

The Columbia nonprofit will use the grant to serve vulnerable seniors who have become food insecure during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is especially concerning for older adults in our community, where over 87% of all COVID deaths are from seniors over the age of 60,” Andrew Boozer, Senior Resources executive director, said in the release.  “Keeping seniors healthy and safe is more important now than ever before. The support of Meals on Wheels of America will provide nutritious emergency meals to seniors in ways that will enable them to stay physically distant while staying socially connected to our community.”

Senior Resources has provided in-home, community-based and volunteer services to Columbia’s elderly and vulnerable populations since 1967. Its services reach more than 4,000 Midlands residents.

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