Easton’s Eat Sprouts and the Upper Shore Aging Meals on Wheels program joined forces to make a difference for Talbot County’s seniors during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. Together, they provided more than 13,500 nourishing meals to vulnerable seniors in need.
Easton’s Eat Sprout, the innovative and locally-sourced prepared food service , successfully bid on a contract to provide nutritious meals for the Meals on Wheels program, ultimately feeding over 800 homebound seniors. The partnership also led to the innovative Grab and Go initiative, a program that handed out bagged lunches to seniors at Brookletts Place.
Every Tuesday, around 75 lunches were distributed through the Grab and Go program, with Easton’s Eat Sprouts securing the contract to supply these meals as well. The initiative not only benefited the seniors but also provided security for the Eat Sprouts team during the challenging pandemic years.
However, all good things must come to an end. With government funding running out, the partnership between Easton’s Eat Sprouts and Meals on Wheels had to come to a close last week. The last day of providing meals through this collaborative effort marked the conclusion of a successful, rewarding partnership that brought hope and sustenance to seniors in need during a difficult time.
Though this partnership has concluded, the impact it had on the community, as well as the businesses and organizations involved, will be remembered for years to come. Easton’s Eat Sprouts and Meals on Wheels showed us the power of collaboration and how communities can come together to support one another in times of crisis.
This video is approximately 3 minutes in length. For more information on Upper Shore Aging’s Meals on Wheels program please go here. For Eat Sprout please go here.