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WATCH: Nourishing lives: Home delivered meals provide relief during Nutrition Month

Bill Conallen

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s (PCA) Meal Distribution Center (MDC) and home-delivered meal program was spotlighted on 6abc’s Art of Aging segment, a news series that connects adults with various resources throughout the region. The program involves 20 drivers delivering meals to thousands of older Philadelphians across the city each week.

Meals are delivered five days a week, with some recipients receiving hot meals daily and others receiving frozen meals once a week. Each recipient typically receives seven meals per delivery, including frozen main dishes and fresh complements like milk, fruit, and bread. The program also offers kosher and non-kosher options and a Choice Meals menu for customization.

Amy Goldstein, PCA’s nutrition manager, emphasized the organization’s mission to serve older adults in Philadelphia by maximizing their health, independence, and productivity through meal delivery services.

Michael Chambers, who manages the MDC, highlighted the coordination of the meal delivery process, mentioning that about 3,500 consumers are served weekly, with most receiving one delivery per week containing frozen meals and fresh complements.

Thomas Beaufort, an MDC driver, mentioned that he delivers meals to about 57 stops each day, emphasizing the reliance of older adults on the food provided by the program.

Click the link below to watch the full segment and learn how this initiative promotes independence among older adults and helps address food insecurities in the community, making a positive difference for recipients:

Art of Aging: PCA’s Home-Delivered Meals Program making a difference for older adults

Categories: Food Health News about PCA


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