LSS Expands Waterville Kitchen to Meet Growing Need for Healthy Food
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota can now provide meals to more Minnesotans facing food insecurity thanks to a recent expansion of their commercial kitchen in Waterville.
A recent donation from Donald Nelson, of Northfield, allowed LSS to update the kitchen to meet a growing demand for meals during the state’s response to COVID-19. The site is now one of two Minnesota production kitchens for LSS Meals to Go – a service that prepares delicious homestyle frozen meals and ships them statewide. The other LSS Meals to Go site is Hilltop Regional Kitchen in Eagle Bend.
Waterville is one of 150 LSS Bistro community dining sites across Minnesota and opened in 2018. In early April, the site location prepared and sent out 650 frozen meals to homebound Minnesotans in partnership with HealthPartners – the first order of its size. LSS is currently preparing and delivering a remarkable nine times more meals than they normally do in response to increased demand from homebound older adults and their neighbors following Gov. Walz’s Stay at Home orders.