Meals on Wheels getting fresh fruits and vegetables

Healthy Harvest Food Bank operations director Craig Hazzard helps coordinate the weekly deliveries of fresh fruits and vegetables.

URBANNA—Bay Aging and Healthy Harvest Food Bank are partnering to provide fresh fruit and vegetables to Bay Aging’s Meals on Wheels recipients.

The partnership launched on a pilot basis Friday, June 28, with weekly deliveries of sweet corn, cucumbers, yellow squash, zucchini, broccoli, pears, grapes, apples and watermelon to supplement Meals on Wheels deliveries to residents in Richmond and Essex counties.

As distribution logistics are worked out, the partnership will be expanded across most of Bay Aging’s ten county service area.

In 2018, Bay Aging staff and Meals on Wheels volunteers delivered over 166,000 nutritious meals to frail, homebound seniors…