111 Catering Service Places for the Elderly Built in Chongming
A small bowl of rice is connected with the people's livelihood. In recent years, Chongming has vigorously promoted the construction of catering service places for the elderly according to the actual needs of the elderly. By the end of 2022, the number of catering service places for the elderly in Chongming has reached 111, and some towns have achieved full coverage of catering places for the elderly.
At 08:30 in the morning, the canteen for the elderly in the Comprehensive Service Center of Sanxing Town is busy. The cooks prepare enough fresh ingredients and began processing. Soon, the fresh dishes are completed. The staffs separately pack the rice, dishes and soup into lunch boxes, and then put them into the insulated cabinets. The deliverymen deliver them to the designated stations in the village, and then the deliverymen in the village deliver them to each old person. The whole delivery process is about half an hour.
When Uncle Wang, who lives in Nanqiao Village, Sanxing Town, opened his lunch box, the food inside was still steaming. It included meat and vegetable, with balanced nutrition and soft and glutinous taste, which was very suitable for Uncle Wang. "Now with the catering service, the elderly can save a lot of efforts, and the food is delicious but not expensive." According to the introduction, he pays RMB 8 for each meal (including 1 yuan for delivery service).
In order to let the elderly eat healthy and delicious food, Sanxing Town Catering Service Station strictly controls every link and ensure that there are no duplicate meals every day. It takes special care of the elderly's eating habits. In addition, it does a good job of disinfection and sterilization of the containers, food delivery vehicles and processing sites for finished food products. The staff strictly implements health monitoring and personal protection. At present, 22 villages in Sanxing Town have achieved full coverage of catering service places, and a total of 160 elderly people over 80 years old have enjoyed this heartwarming service.
It is learned from the civil affairs department that in 2022, a total of 10 community elderly catering service stations were built in the district, which were distributed in Baozhen Town, Sanxing Town, Dongping Town and Chengqiao Town. In the next stage, Chongming will continue to add new catering stations for the elderly, so as to achieve a full coverage of catering services for the elderly in Chongming.