The American Red Cross arrived in Lakewood to deliver hundreds of meals to the city’s seniors who were left in the dark Tuesday evening.
Both buildings — with a high concentration of senior citizens — were left without power.
Mayor Michael Summers was one of several volunteers running boxes of food to hungry residents.
“Some of these residents are nervous and vulnerable,” he said, adding that they are welcome to head to the city’s “emergency reception center” at the Lawther Senior Center on Madison Avenue if the power is still out on Wednesday.
The lobby of the Lake Shore Tower — powered with a back-up generator — was crowded with seniors. They waited in line to get a meal.
Summers said there were some 12,000 residents in Lakewood without power Tuesday evening.
The Illuminating Company has reported that the outages are expected to continue as crews work “around the clock” to restore power.