Introducing “LSS Meals” and Other New Service Names

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

As Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) continues to grow its nutrition services to meet the changing needs of older adults and other Minnesota neighbors, it introduced three new service names today. “LSS Meals” is replacing “LSS Senior Nutrition” as the overarching name for all of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota’s food-based services. Their community dining sites across the state will now be called “LSS Bistro,” and the nonprofit’s meals delivered at home with the help of volunteers will be known as “LSS Meals on Wheels.”

“The way individuals receive meals is changing,” said Kristin Schurrer, senior director of LSS Meals. “As our neighbors age, so do their preferences. We are creating new partnerships and continuing to evolve our services to allow individuals to remain living at home longer if they prefer.” 

Currently LSS offers well-balanced, great tasting and affordable home-style meals in 165 communities in 39 Minnesota counties. To learn more or find the closest LSS Meals option in your area, please visit

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota began in 1865 when a Lutheran pastor and his congregation opened an orphanage for children near Red Wing in southeastern Minnesota. Today, with 2,300 employees and 8,000 volunteers, Lutheran Social Service helps one in 65 Minnesotans through services that inspire hope, change lives and build community. Statewide, the organization seeks to foster safe and supportive homes for children, restore health and wellness in families, empower people with disabilities to live the lives they imagine, and promote health, independence and quality of life for older adults. For comprehensive information about the work of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, visit