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Partnership helps WCCOA with meal packages in advance of need, inclement weather

By Staff Report, Sentinel-Tribune
Published Friday, October 27, 2017

About five years ago, the Wood County Committee on Aging began a partnership with the Wood Lane's Life Enrichment Program. This partnership involved participants from the program assisting with the assembly of shelf-stable meals for WCCOA's home-delivered meal clients.


These 850 two-meal packs are delivered to the committee's home-delivered meal clients throughout the month of October and consist of items that can be stored in the pantries and cupboards of the older adults in case WCCOA cannot deliver a hot meal to them because of inclement weather.

"The partnership we have created with the individuals from Wood Lane is amazing. I had not even had a chance to think about shelf meal packing this year when I began receiving emails from Amy Stoner, the Operations Rec coordinator of the program. Her consumers had asked her when we would be packaging them this year because they wanted to be a part of it," said Angie Bradford, director of food service.

Bradford said it has gone very well this year and most of the boxes have been delivered to the organization's meal clients. There will likely be a few left on the shelves to provide the extra shelf meals when new clients come into the program this winter.


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