Area Meals-on-Wheels Program Selects New Meals Provider

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Iacofano Catering to prepare daily meals for area residents.

Hilton Head Island, SC, October 10, 2016:  Meals-on-Wheels is pleased to announce the selection of a Charleston area company, Iacofano Catering and Events, to provide daily meals for its clients throughout the Hilton Head, Bluffton and Sun City areas.  Local volunteers will begin delivering daily meals prepared by the catering company to all of its clients on October 17th.

“We are thrilled and we’re sure that our clients will be too,” said Ed Varcho, the local Meals-on-Wheels chairman.  “We’ve met with Chef John Iacofano and members of his staff to discuss what our clients want. We have sampled the food and carefully reviewed menus to ensure that the meals each day will be nutritious and delicious. Iacofano Catering is a good fit for us. They specializes in catering special events, corporate functions, private aviation companies and civic organizations such as Meals-on-Wheels.”

Meals-on-Wheels, Bluffton-Hilton Head, Inc. is a local charitable organization that delivers prepared meals to people who need meal assistance on a short term or long term basis because of illness, injury or age-related issues with mobility. The program, found in communities across the country, is designed to help people remain in their homes when they need assistance.

In selecting Iacofano, Meals-on-Wheels sought a company experienced in nutrition. Meals must be carefully monitored for sodium and glucose levels to ensure that every meal meets daily dietary requirements for a healthy lifestyle. Some clients have special health-related dietary needs which also must be provided for when possible.

“For three decades, volunteer drivers gathered at the Hilton Head Hospital cafeteria to pick up meals for delivery throughout the area,” said Varcho. “We will always be grateful to the hospital for its generosity over the years. We have had a wonderful relationship with them and we still do.  But the hospital now needs to expand its cafeteria operations. This gave us a chance to enhance our own operations. The first step was to find a new meals provider and we are excited with what we have found.”

To learn more about Meals-on-Wheels in this area, visit the organization’s website at www.lowmow.org. To learn more about Iacofano Catering, visit www.iacofano.com.

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