Crash, power outage stops Meals on Wheels program

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Thousands of seniors did not get their warm meals on wheels Monday.

Lifecare Alliance lost its power after a driver crashed into a power pole.

Crews restored the power just before 3pm.  Lifecare Alliance’s Meals on Wheels program was put on hold for the day.  Chuck Gehring with Lifecare Alliance said this will cost them thousands. 

“We’re going to have to throw away meals because the freezers and refrigerators went off in the building,” said Gehring.

The doors are now closed.  Lifecare Alliance says they serve 5000 meals a day. They’ll only send out 2000 frozen meals today. 

“We have gotten meals out. Frozen meals out but that doesn’t help a lot of people who can’t handle a frozen meal. They don’t have a microwave can’t use their oven,”’said Gehring.

As of now, Lifecare Alliance doesn’t have exact figures.  Crews want everyone to know things will be back to normal Tuesday.

“Hang in there we are coming to you. We are getting meals out today they might be late. Tomorrow we are catching up,” said Gehring.

LifeCare Alliance needs volunteers Tuesday.  Tap here to learn more.

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