: All Media
FROM : Boston Senior Home Care
CONTACT : Emily Williams
DATE: February 24, 2017
For Immediate Release
Three Alarm Fire destroys Home
Delivered Meal Provider: Community Providers
step up and deliver
Boston, MA –On the afternoon of February 12, 2017, a three alarm fire occurred at Emily’s Inc. (Family Foods Services, Inc.) in Chelsea. Emily’s Inc. provides meal services to senior citizens, child cares, afterschool and summer food programs in the greater Boston area. The immediate impact was devastating for this family run business, and worrisome for the seniors who receive a total of 1,800 meals a day.
It was a true coming together of a community that put elders first. Within 24 hours of the fire, local Aging Service Access Points Boston Senior Home Care, Ethos and Central Boston Elder Services combined their efforts with home delivered meal providers - Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center, City Fresh, Kit Clark Senior Services, as well as City of Boston Elderly Commission to coordinate both making nutritious meals for frail and homebound elders of Boston, and putting in place a system of delivering them safely and timely following the snowstorm.
Meg Hogan, CEO of Boston Senior Home Care stated “Each partner answered the call and expanded their daily meal production, with some by as much as a 1,000 meals a day. Without this collaboration it would not have been possible for elders to be fed in such a quick turnaround time.”
Emily’s, despite still dealing with the after effects of the fire, consistently delivered all meals using their existing drivers who were familiar with the seniors and routes. Service was not disrupted in any way.
As Scott Happeny of Emily’s stated “The ownership, management and staff at Emily’s couldn’t be more proud and forever grateful for all of the support, kindness, effort, coordination, and collaboration that has taken place to help us, help the seniors. The kindness, understanding and support has been overwhelming. The Senior Agencies have taken a hands on approach to assist in coordinating delivery so over 1800 seniors could still receive their hot home delivered meal.”
Emily’s Inc. is in the process of repairing our facility and will be up and running as quickly as they can.