The WCCOA Production Kitchen opened in January 2007 on E. Gypsy Lane Rd. in Bowling Green. The site is a central location, preparing meals for all seven senior centers as well as for the home-delivered meal clients throughout Wood County.
|WCCOA Driver, Nikki Brooks|
Prior to 2007, all of the meals were produced at the Wood County (Bowling Green) Senior Center. As our client base grew, the need for a larger production kitchen arose. Through a combination of funds from the State of Ohio and private donations, WCCOA was able to construct a state-of-the-art kitchen.
|WCCOA Cook, Joe Hrabovsky|
The 5,400 square foot space is specially designed to aid in the food preparation, food storage, packaging, and delivery of meals. The drive-through loading and delivery area allows staff and volunteers to easily pick up and drop off meals and supplies.
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A total of 195,814 meals were prepared in 2015. An average of 850 meals are prepared at the kitchen each day.
|WCCOA Director of Food Service, |
The kitchen is staffed by ten permanent staff, led by Director of Food Service, Angie Bradford, as well as numerous volunteers, students, community residents, and others.
Each day, older adults at each of the seven congregate sites, as well as the home-delivered meals clients, are offered a choice of two entrees. Each meal meets federal guidelines for nutrition and portion size, and is approved by a registered dietician. The suggested donation for a meal is $2 for older adults (age 60 and over).
For more information on our meal program, and our other programs and services, contact us at (419) 353-5661 or (800) 367-4935 or go to our website at www.wccoa.net.
|Home-delivered meal prep area|
|"Hot Shot" trucks with hot and cold compartments|