Lack of supply drivers go away seniors with out meals this vacation season

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) – Nancy Schultejans, 91, lives in her house in College Metropolis and depends on her weekly supply of meals from GA Meals.

The corporate delivers to round 1,000 shoppers within the St. Louis space however in October, Schultejans says the meals stopped approaching some weeks, and one other week a field arrived with the dry ice all evaporated.

“Who’s consuming the meals my social safety paid for?” requested Schultejans.

She says she’s fortunate. Her son lives close by and may take her to the shop to bridge the hole by the lacking meals. However they fear about others.

Information 4 contacted the GA Meals Regional Heart in South St. Louis. However they directed us to the company workplace. The corporate is predicated in Florida and serves individuals throughout the nation.

“We don’t need anybody to go with out meals,” stated David Haugen, the VP of Logistics at GA Meals.

Haugen says the most important problem in St. Louis and different markets is discovering dependable supply drivers. They’ve six once they want 9. He tells Information 4 they’re working to rent further workers and within the meantime are contracting with third-party supply drivers like FedEx. He says nobody needs to be charged if a meal isn’t delivered.

Information 4 additionally reached out to the St. Louis space Company on Getting old to seek out out if others are impacted and if there are different choices out there. We’re ready to listen to again.