Donations soar but nonprofits still struggle with pandemic

  • Meals on Wheels volunteers sort prepared meals prior to deliver to seniors, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 at the Renton Senior Activity Center in Renton, Wash., south of Seattle. Nationally, Meals on Wheels America said its 5,000 community programs are, on average, serving more meals this year compared to in 2019, and nearly all of them are facing financial strain because the COVID-19 pandemic has also forced them to buy additional safety equipment and pay drivers to replace volunteers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE — The American spirit of generosity this holiday season may be no match for the coronavirus.