Delivery of nearly 500 boxes of shelf-stable meal kits to MAC, Inc. recently was made possible through the generosity of Bates Moving and Storage in Salisbury. The company transported six pallets of meal kits to MAC, from the drop-off point at the Maryland Food Bank. The donated food was part of a partnership between the Maryland Department of General Services, the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, and the office of Wicomico County Executive Director Bob Culver. Distribution of the meal kits was made available through the Department of General Services’ Federal Surplus Donation Program. On hand for the delivery were, from left, Karla Beardsley, nutrition program manager; Joe Ferraro, food service manager; and Pattie Tingle, executive director, all from MAC; and Steve Shivers, John Singletary and Art VonParis, all from Bates.
MAC Incorporated, the Area Agency on Aging, serves senior citizens in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties. MAC’s mission is to provide programs and services that preserve dignity, health and independence for an aging population.