Seniors, in particular, are especially vulnerable to contracting COVID-19 and have been asked to stay home and practice social distancing. This can create challenges for many seniors when it comes to accessing food and high quality, nutritious meals. As a result, beginning March 17, 2020, seniors can call 315-218-1987 to be included on Onondaga County’s listing for meal delivery or pickup.

Seniors who already receive their meals through Meals on Wheels are already on the list and do not need to call.

County Executive Ryan McMahon said, “This is a time for us to come together as a community and take care of each other. This includes, in particular, our local senior citizens who are most susceptible to contracting the COVID-19 virus.” McMahon continued, “I am very proud of entire team for coming together to get this line up and running so our local seniors can have a dedicated, trustworthy source to sign-up for meals and nutritional information.”