Walmart Foundation awarded $15,000 to Senior Resources’ COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund which supports emergency response to local senior citizens in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
In March, Senior Resources implemented the Emergency Senior Nutrition Program and over the past eight weeks the program has fed more than 90,000 meals to Richland County senior citizens.
The nutrition program provides five free meals per week at pickup locations throughout the county. With the growing necessity for meals in the community, the donation from Walmart Foundation will be used to address the immediate nutrition needs of local seniors during this pandemic. These funds will also assist in the aftermath of the pandemic..
“Walmart’s support of our emergency services shows that they are more than just an essential business in this pandemic, but they are committed to providing services to those most vulnerable in our community,” said Andrew Boozer, Executive Director of Senior Resources. “It remains critical that seniors are provided the basic necessities for staying healthy and can engage safely with the community while practicing social distancing. Walmart’s partnership will be keeping seniors safe as our community continues to battle the impact of COVID-19 on older adults.”