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Episode 69

Fresh Meals on Wheels

Kelly Anderson is the former CEO of Fresh Meals on Wheels of Sheboygan County, Inc. Before her recent retirement, she joined Chef Rich and Justin to discuss how her organization was the first meal program in the nation to put emphasis on fresh food and ingredients and how they address the hidden needs of those in the community.


Be sure to follow Chef Rich and Justin on Twitter at @ChefRrupp and @jupehr.

Episode Notes

0:51 – Chef Rich brings a lot to the table 

3:17 – Non-profits need a champion 

4:22 – More than a meal 

6:46 – An opportunity for service 

8:17 – Kelly Anderson joins the show 

10:49 – Handling donations 

12:59 – The transition to “Fresh”

18:02 – Sharing the playbook 

20:41 – Addressing hidden needs 

26:24 – Breaking down the numbers and COVID planning 

28:17 – The peacefulness of dish washing 

29:39 – Volunteers and delivering meals 

31:47 – The succession plan 

32:50 – Advice for managing donors 

35:06 – Cost-effective performance 

37:20 – Portion control 

40:34 – Menu changeover 

41:53 – The best ways to get involved 

46:55 – Nate’s Notes 

48:24 – Outro

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