Hundreds help Bryan County seniors get free meals through social media

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BRYAN COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - Mike Davis started the Facebook group "Durant Pandemic Partners" over a week ago in hopes of delivering supplies to folks who are self-quarantining.

"Would be able to get in touch with other citizens who would be willing to run errands for them, go get groceries, go get medicine if necessary," said Davis.

More and more people joined the group, and helped one mother who's fridge died last week.

"And we were able to raise more than $100 to restore all of her groceries so she could feed her kids," said Davis.

The page was even used over the weekend to feed hundreds of senior citizens.

Volunteers like Don Krumme took free meals from Asian Gourmet in Durant all over town.

"Showing up, giving them something good to eat, and a smiling face. I know that means a lot to them, and it means a lot to us," said Krumme.

Krumme says they delivered over 250 meals on Saturday, and they intend to do it again next weekend.

"That was a lot of rice, lot of fried rice," said Krumme.

Krumme wants others to step up and help seniors, because they are most vulnerable to the virus.

"As Baby Boomers and Millennials, this is like a test. They've been through the big tests, the war, etc., the depression," said Krumme.

The group has over 5,600 members, and they changed the name to "Texoma Pandemic Partners" in hopes this group can be used by anyone in the region.

"The way I see it, this started out as a service group, and volunteerism, and it will stay that way. Even after this crisis is over," said Davis.