Bus drivers deliver meals to seniors during coronavirus pandemic

Channel 2?s Lauren Pozen was in East Point to learn about a bus service providing seniors with a hot meal.

SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Senior centers are temporarily closed, and it’s left some people wondering where their next meal will come from.

Channel 2’s Lauren Pozen was in East Point to learn about a bus service providing seniors with a hot meal.

Bus drivers would typically drive a bus to take seniors to one of the senior centers in the county.

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Since that can't happen right now, the drivers are coming to their rescue to make sure no senior goes hungry.

“I feel confident I am protected and with God on my side to help me with these seniors,” bus driver Sandra Jordan said.

Jordan told Pozen she’s been driving seniors for the Fulton County Department of Senior Services for nine years.

“I come to their places where they have to go to the senior center and to the doctor," Jordan said.

Pozen followed her on her route Wednesday afternoon.

Instead of seniors on the bus, she has meals on the bus to deliver to them because of the stay at home order to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The seniors were a bit camera shy when they saw us, so we weren't able to speak with them.

“I stay the distance that I need to and make sure we are safe and that our seniors are safe,” Jordan said.

Pozen spoke with Jordan by maintaining our safe social distance.

Pozen noticed they all had gloves on. Some wore masks as they packed up the meals.

Fulton county chairman Robb Pitts told Pozen that about 200 seniors would get meals Wednesday.

“Some would go without food,” Pitts said.

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Pitts says the service will be on-going.

For the bus drivers, this keeps them employed.

Jordan says driving the seniors is so rewarding and delivering them meals is the next best thing.

“It just touches my heart some of them can’t get out and we are able to give them something to eat,” Jordan said.