New Hanover County ensures seniors are getting proper help and nutrition

‘Are you okay?’ program checks in on senior residents

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - People over 60 years old can pick up lunch at various locations throughout New Hanover County.

“It’s a godsend. Right now we have been able to get to the store," said Martin Hankinson, who received a free lunch. "I don’t know how long that’s going to last really. We haven’t hit the worst part yet so what that’s going to mean would only be a guess.”

Meals are available for curbside pickup on weekdays at the following locations, but make sure to call (910) 798-6400 ahead of time to make sure there are enough portions:

  • Senior Resource Center (11 a.m.-1 p.m.)
  • Castle Hayne Baptist Church (12-1 p.m.)
  • Nir Family YMCA (12-1 p.m.)
  • Veterans Park Soccer Field (12-1 p.m.)

“We know that we are unable to serve our seniors here on site [at the Senior Resource Center] and so we’re doing the best we can with our drive thru services that we have throughout the county," says Ellen Connor, Nutrition Program Manager at the Senior Resource Center. "The drive thru will be Monday though Friday for the foreseeable future, at least for the next few weeks. We will be evaluating that after that just to see if we need to continue with that.”

So far, more than 200 meals have already been distributed.

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