WESTFIELD, NJ — A service that provides meals for about 80 homebound residents of Westfield and surrounding towns has suspended service amid the coronavirus pandemic and is referring clients to a service with more stringent requirements.

Mobile Meals of Westfield notified the population it serves that its service would stop starting Saturday, a post on the nonprofit’s Facebook page states. It is referring clients to Union County Meals on Wheels, the post states.

“It is with a heavy heart that because of COVID-19, Mobile Meals of Westfield is temporarily suspending our daily meal deliveries starting March 28,” the post states. “All of our current clients have been informed.”

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Mobile Meals does not anticipate COVID-19 will end its longtime run in Westfield.

“We will be back cooking, delivering and greeting our clients as soon as it is safe to do so,” the post says.

Efforts to reach Mobile Meals for this story were not successful.

Mobile Meals referring clients to Union County Meals on Wheels. Union County Meals on Wheels serves residents in Union County who meet the following criteria:

  • Are 60 years or older
  • Live alone
  • Are unable to shop or prepare a meal for yourself

Meals on Wheels may be reached at 908-486-5100. You must provide your name, address, phone number and date of birth in order to process your request. Meals on Wheels of Union County is based in Linden.

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