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Local foundation helps LSS expand frozen meals to seniors

Due to an increase in demand for frozen meals by seniors who participate in Lutheran Social Service's Senior Nutrition program, the Minnesota Power Foundation has provided a grant for a new freezer to increase capacity for the service.

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On Aug. 19 Lutheran Social Services Senior Nutrition Program received a $500 donation from the Minnesota Power Foundation as part of a grant for a new freezer to expand the program's frozen meal program for seniors. Photo by Travis Grimler

Due to an increase in demand for frozen meals by seniors who participate in Lutheran Social Service's Senior Nutrition program, the Minnesota Power Foundation has provided a grant for a new freezer to increase capacity for the service.

"We are so grateful to community partners like the Minnesota Power Foundation that care about the well-being of seniors," said Terri Weyer, regional manager for Lutheran Social Service. "It's good neighbors like them that have kept our service to seniors going strong for over 40 years."

Since 1973, Senior Nutrition has supported older adults to live abundant, healthy and fulfilled lives by helping them maintain good nutrition, live in their homes where they want to be and contribute in their communities as vital volunteers in the program.

Meals for older adults in Pequot Lakes, Breezy Point, Nisswa and Pine River are prepared and packaged at Heartland Apartments in Pine River. Lutheran Social Service Senior Nutrition staff prepare hot meals Monday through Friday and package frozen meals for weekends, holidays and rural residents.

This service is funded in part by a contract from the Central Minnesota Council on Aging with funding from the Federal Older Americans Act through the Minnesota Board on Aging.

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For more information on home delivered meals or congregate dining, call 218-587-2921.

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