Food for Seniors in Need
Food insecurity is one of the biggest issues we face in Lynn, especially our senior population. So being able to distribute food to our most vulnerable population in a location where they can also receive services and programming is huge. Seniors will be able to receive most of the services needed in one location.
Project cost estimate: $200K
Project Location: 112 Kernwood Dr, Lynn, MA 01901
Area of Impact: Lynn senior population throughout the entire city.
Estimated Duration: 1 Year [July 1, 2022 – July 1, 2023]
Once funding is available we will enter into an agreement with a catering company who will deliver congregate meals to the senior center. Every month we will receive a menu for the following months meals. Each Wednesday we will place a order for how many meals cold and hot we want for the following week. Once we receive the meals we distribute to the seniors accordingly.
Once money is dispersed we will enter into an agreement with a catering company to begin to deliver congregate meals to the senior center. Once delivered we disperse food to those that need food at the senior center. This meal that we will be possibly be giving to seniors at the senior center is crucial to them because many seniors don’t have quality food to eat at home. When the senior center was open before for many that was their only quality meal for the day and they would go home and eat anything available (ex. crackers, chips). Our project milestones would be to begin to serve our senior community with a nutritious meal Monday thru Friday and help against the fight against senior food insecurity.