DICSA adds commercial kitchen for meals

THE DICKINSON AREA Chamber of Commerce recently had a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency’s new commercial kitchen for its Meals-On-Wheels program. From left, in back are chamber ambassadors Chris Hanley, Trisha Peterson, Kristen Mattson, Shelly Lindner and Mark Sertich; DICSA head cook Nikki Chrisman; ambassador Mindy Wittock; DICSA assistant cook Kim McFarland; and ambassadors Debra Crandall, Lori Staedt, Cole Grenier and Gary Fish. In front are DICSA nutrition assistant Cassandra Dykhuis; ambassador Ray King; Kristin Sommerfeld, DICSA executive director; Christine McMahon, DICSA nutrition director; Jill Mondloch of the Chamber of Commerce; and Stephen Hodgins, DICSA assistant nutrition director. (Terri Castelaz/Daily News photo)

IRON MOUNTAIN –The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently gathered with employees from Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency to celebrate the newly completed commercial kitchen DICSA will use to prepare the Meals-On-Wheels delivered through much of Dickinson County.

The kitchen currently sends out about 270 meals a day to homebound seniors in the area. Before building the facility, DICSA used the kitchen at the Iron Mountain Senior Center and then, when that space became unavailable, relied on community partners. They would like to thank the Breen Avenue Senior Center, St. Mary Queen of Peace Church, Iron Mountain North Elementary School and the First Covenant Church for allowing DICSA into their kitchens so meal delivery was uninterrupted.

The cost to construct the kitchen was covered almost entirely by generous donors, including a local family foundation coordinated through the Dickinson Area Community Foundation that contributed $300,000. The DICSA staff and board are extremely grateful for all the support. For more information, go to the DICSA website at www.dicsami.org or call 906-774-2256.


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