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Provide older adults with 'Blizzard Boxes'

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Senior Nutrition

Be part of God’s work, partner with LSS, and serve your neighbor in the spirit of Christ’s love!

Assemble and donate ‘Blizzard Boxes’ of shelf-stable foods for older adults who receive LSS Meals on Wheels throughout Minnesota. Blizzard Boxes ensure that older adults always have nutritious food available, even when regular meal deliveries must be cancelled due to inclement weather.

In 2016, LSS Senior Nutrition delivered an average of 2,148 meals every day.

What to do:

Step 1: Let us know you will participate >

Step 2: Package individual meals in brown paper bags. Include:

  • A can of chicken or tuna
  • A can of fruit
  • Individual packs of crackers, such as plain or cheese/peanut butter crackers
  • Hot cocoa packets (provided in lieu of milk)
  • Granola bars, pudding cups or small packs of cookies

Step 3: Deliver bags to a local LSS Senior Dining Center. Find locations >

Project grants

To help support your group’s efforts, you may consider applying for a Thrivent Action Team grant. Recipients receive $250 to make their service project happen. Learn more >

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Questions

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Andrea Lingl, Senior Program Manager at Senior Nutrition, at andrea.lingl@lssmn.org.

About LSS Senior Nutrition

LSS Senior Nutrition provides nutritious meals, social contact and support services for individuals 60 years of age or older through senior dining centers and Meals on Wheels delivery statewide. Our focus is to provide great meals so that older adults can remain living at home longer, stay healthy, active and as independent as possible. A well-balanced meal can boost immunity and reduce the risks for many health-related conditions and prevent the need for nursing home or assisted living care prematurely.

Menus and meal selections are prepared by a licensed, registered dietitian to ensure that meals are healthy and nutritious. Meals are available for individuals with special dietary needs, such as diabetic, low salt and low fat/low cholesterol diets.

The Meals-on-Wheels program provides a hot, nutritious meal for seniors age 60 and older who are home-bound and unable to prepare their own meals.

Learn more about our Senior Nutrition services >