Project Open Hand (POH), with funding from the Department of Disability and Aging Services (DAS), secured the rental of a temporary mobile 40-foot freezer trailer that can store up to 20,000 medically tailored meals that will be delivered to the critically-ill and homebound individuals.
Although it took nearly a month for delivery, the arrival of the freezer trailer on Tuesday, April 7 came at just the right time.
POH was out of space and anticipated a surge in demand for home-delivered meals to seniors, individuals with underlying health conditions and Covid-19 patients during the crisis.
“We knew that we would need additional freezer space to respond to COVID-19 and increase our capacity to deliver our meals to individuals who are sheltering in place,” Chief Executive Officer Paul Hepfer said. “This crisis has impacted us tremendously, but we will continue to provide our life-saving meals to those in need during this crisis and beyond.”