The Portage Health Auxiliary has awarded a $2,500 grant to Copper Country Senior Meals to improve the agency’s ability to keep food heated. New containers can be connected to the delivery vehicle directly, allowing temperature to be maintained for a prolonged period of time.
Copper Country Senior Meals says including the capability will extend the range of the service, allowing potential deliveries that were not possible before. The organization says it also adds an extra human touch to its operations. With food kept at a temperature consistent with industry accepted safety guidelines for longer, drivers are able to spend more time at each stop along their route. Socialization with their clients is a key activity of Copper Country Senior Meals.
Director of Operations Richard Simpson says, “The heated containers will be such a wonderful tool to allow Senior Meals to fulfill its mission of providing nutritious meals, with social interactions, and a wellness check.”