South Country Health Alliance celebrated a notable milestone with the Todd County community at the open house and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Hilltop Regional Kitchen in Eagle Bend.
South Country Health Alliance CEO Leota Lind and Todd County Joint Powers Board Commissioner Gary Kneisl joined representatives from Minnesota Legislature, Todd County Health and Human Services, National Joint Powers Alliance, and Lutheran Social Services at the open house on November 15. Both Leota and Gary spoke to a crowd of more than 100 people who attended the event.
The Hilltop Regional Kitchen, anticipated to start serving meals in January 2018, will create new opportunities to serve healthy, nutritional meals to seniors in Todd County and surrounding communities through congregate dining, Meals on Wheels, and bundled meals. The new space built in the former Eagle Valley High School will quadruple their current kitchen space in order to expand its capacity to make meals, serve seniors, and store food items.
South Country Health Alliance awarded more than $465,000 to Todd County Health and Human Services through the Community Reinvestment Grant program in 2014, helping to better meet the needs of the region’s growing senior population. Since then, the kitchen has raised more than $500,000 in additional funding to complete the project.
We are proud to partner with Todd County and the Hilltop Regional Kitchen and look forward to seeing its impact on the community. Congratulations!
Pictured left to right: Paul Drange – National Joint Powers Alliance, Carol Winkler – Eagle Bend Kitchen, Terri Weyer – Lutheran Social Services, Leota Lind – South Country Health Alliance, Gary Kneisl – Todd County Commissioner, Rep. John Poston