Meals on Wheels of Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky recently invited community partners and members of the media to an open house at its new satellite location – 10100 Toebben Drive in Independence. The new location will help bring much needed space to accommodate the growth in meals to seniors.
Meals on Wheels delivers meals to seniors who might otherwise go hungry. Many seniors receive therapeutic meals to help them manage health issues, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
The new location will allow the organization to show its expanded commitment to partner Northern Kentucky agencies and provide enhanced service to NKY seniors through dedicated routes, vehicles, storage and distribution space. It also provides a more robust position for Meals on Wheels to respond to the crisis in aging, especially in Kentucky. The Commonwealth currently has the highest rate of food insecurity among people aged 50-59 in the nation. Everyday, some of these individuals become seniors.
Meals on Wheels CEO, Jennifer Steele, and the Chief Collaboration & Innovation Officer, Sarah Celenza, led this open house to inform the public about the nonprofit’s plans.