Elderly care service never stops in Ningbo village

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated:  September 14, 2021 L M S


A volunteer prepares meals to be delivered to seniors in Dongxi village, Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province on Sept 13. [Photo/Ningbo Daily]

A group of volunteers offered meals to seniors in a village in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province on Sept 13, despite the heavy rain brought about by typhoon Chanthu.

Due to the typhoon, strong rainfall hit Ningbo on Monday. A volunteer spent 15 minutes riding her tricycle through the torrential storm to deliver a hot meal to Chun Gu, a nearly-90-year-old resident of Dongxi village in Yuyao county.

Food delivery services for elderly with mobility issues were launched in the village in 2015. Over the past six years, volunteers have been delivering meals to seniors each and every day, regardless of rain or wind.

"The worse the weather is, the more you need us. We must deliver the meal to you on time," gasped the volunteer, who was soaking wet with rain. "These are all your favorite foods."    

Volunteers have become friends with the seniors and are very familiar with their eating habits and health conditions. 

To ensure that the elderly would be able to eat on time after the typhoon hit the city, volunteers had everything prepared in advance.

They also provided free meals to 78 villagers staying in the shelter during the typhoon.