Many seniors in the Chattanooga area are faced with the uncertainty of where they will get their next meal. The Kitchen Incubator of Chattanooga is addressing this problem with the Senior Hunger Project 2023.
Serving 450 seniors primarily in the Glenwood Avenue area, Boynton Terrace, Mary Walker Towers as well as clients of Widow's Harvest and the veterans in Piney Woods the Senior Hunger Project delivers two meals weekly to each home -- a precooked, high-quality, reheatable meal featuring a meat, two vegetables and bread -- for 10 weeks. The first deliveries began Jan. 11, according to a news release.
Thanks to generous support from FABRIC, a local initiative formed to address Chattanooga's food insecurity issues, KIC is able to utilize its culinary entrepreneurs to prepare meals each week at its shared commercial grade kitchen at 5704 Marlin Road. In addition to FABRIC, Gordon Food Services and food services provider Waypoint are partnering with the incubator to serve the seniors.
"This is a win-win for everyone," said Mark Holland, Kitchen Incubator director. "We have a great culinary team at the Kitchen Incubator preparing these meals and will be doing so for the next 10 weeks.
By the time the program is complete, nearly 10,000 meals will be served to Chattanooga seniors.