The 90 people who received their last dinner from Butler Meals on Wheels on March 23 can look forward to deliveries returning on Monday.
Mary Pataky, director of Butler Meals on Wheels, said meal delivery shut down because volunteers — most aged 65 through 85 -— were concerned about contracting COVID-19.
The county's Area Agency on Aging is providing frozen meals to Pataky's clients during the shutdown. She called clients throughout the shutdown to make sure they had enough food, and in some cases took food to vulnerable clients.
One change, however, will be that volunteers will no longer be paired up to deliver meals unless they are from the same household, according Pataky.
The agency's small staff will prepare the meals for delivery instead of the typical six volunteers.
In addition, Pataky said the sandwich meal requested by about half the clients will not be available during the pandemic because of the small group of volunteers preparing the meals.
All clients will be given a cooler bag they must place outside, and meals will be placed in the bags and left outside the door.
The volunteer delivering the meal will knock or ring the doorbell, and the client can retrieve their meal while the volunteer is at least six feet away.