An absence of supply drivers is leaving seniors with out meals this vacation season

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV)-Nancy Schultejans, 91, lives in her personal College Metropolis condo and depends on her weekly meal supply from GA Meals.

The corporate delivers to about 1,000 prospects within the St. Louis space, however in October, Schultejans says the meals stopped arriving for a number of weeks, and one other week a field with the evaporated dry ice arrived.

“Who’s consuming the meals my Social Safety paid for?” requested Schultejans.

She says she’s fortunate. Her son lives close by and might take her to the store to fill the hole attributable to lacking meals. However they care 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 headquartered in Florida and serves folks throughout the nation.

“We do not need anybody to go with out meals,” stated David Haugen, vice chairman of logistics at GA Meals.

Haugen says the largest problem in St. Louis and different markets is discovering dependable carriers. They’ve six after they want 9. He tells Information 4 that they’re engaged on hiring extra workers and within the meantime are contracting with third-party carriers like FedEx. He says nobody ought to be blamed if a meal is not delivered.

Information 4 additionally reached out to the St. Louis Space Getting older Company to seek out out if others have an interest and if there are different choices accessible. We’re ready for the information.