It is an urgent call from Meals on Wheels for volunteer drivers; akin says the group, to a Red Alert.
The organization says up to 100 older Zoomers many who are not able to cook or go out to buy their own food, may not get the meals they rely on to maintain their health and well-being.
Jessica Anderson is communications manager at the Senior Peoples Resources in North Toronto.
She says people in dire situations rely on the service for their very lives in some cases.
She gives the example of man recovering from treatment for leukemia and then shingles … who lost his appetite and dropped 40 pounds in a matter of months, slowly starving to death.
After Meals on Wheels came to his aid with five deliveries per week, his weight and strength gradually returned.
He can now use public transit to do his own shopping.
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