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Local organizations anticipate no issues in serving seniors, disabled downtown during the RNC

Posted: 4:32 PM, Jul 10, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-10 17:00:55-04

Mobile Meals, a local non-profit organization that provides meals to seniors and people with disabilities in Northeast Ohio, is altering its delivery plans to serve its downtown clients during the Republican National Convention.

"Our vice-president of programs has coordinated that the meals could be delivered early so that no deliveries in the restricted areas would take place during the RNC," said Allyson Boyd, vice president of community engagement for the organization.

Mobile Meals will be delivering all meals to its downtown residents this week. That's because the convention's security perimeter means select roads around the Quicken Loans arena will closed, making it difficult for deliveries to take place.

In addition to Mobile Meals, the Western Reserve Agency on Agency also serves seniors and people with disabilities by providing meals and home health care.

WRAA said it sees no issues in being able to help those in need during the convention, despite a tight security perimeter.

There are approximately 750 seniors downtown who receive help from the agency through Medicaid.