Beyond the Game: Blue Jackets deliver meals on wheels
COLUMBUS -- The Blue Jackets had a rare three-day break without a game so it gave several players the chance to give back to the community.
In the spirit of the season, the Jackets volunteered Wednesday afternoon by teaming up with LifeCare Alliance (LCA) in support of its Meals-0n-Wheels program. Players rode with LCA drivers on routes to deliver hot meals to the homes of older adults in our community.
ABC-6 followed Boone Jenner and Seth Jones as they made the rounds in southwest Columbus.
"This is one of things where you can be very hands on with fans," said Jones.
The Blue Jackets coaching staff made deliveries through LCA’s AniMeal program which delivers pet foot to clients who need assistance taking care of their pets.
LifeCare Alliance, a private, not-for-profit organization, provides a comprehensive array of health and nutrition services to older adults, chronically ill, and disabled central Ohioans. LifeCare Alliance is the leading provider of Meals-on-Wheels in Franklin County, serving 15,000 clients annually. Meals-on-Wheels provides hot nutritious meals to older adults and chronically ill persons who are unable to provide meals for themselves. Volunteers and staff deliver meals to the home 365 days a year.