Garfield County has awarded a contract to Aspen Chef to provide lunches for seniors in eastern end of the county. The senior meals program had suspended its lunches on Jan. 20 in Glenwood Springs and Carbondale, while a new catering option was sought. The contract starts on Feb. 21, 2022, and new meals services are slated to begin the following day, Tuesday, Feb. 22. Aspen Chef, which is owned and operated out of Basalt by Chef Alan Kokish, has prior experience providing senior meals to both Eagle and Pitkin counties. The contract to provide meals is not to exceed $47,500
A program that provides take-home meals for Garfield County seniors in Glenwood Springs and Carbondale is suspending on January 20 while the county solicits caterers to continue the service. The popular Grab n’ Go lunches program have been well-utilized during the COVID-19 pandemic. The county is seeking caterers to provide the meals to keep the program in operation and has contacted seniors who are affected by the service suspension. Seniors in eastern Garfield County can still attend congregate meal sites from Parachute to New Castle. “During the pandemic, we have been providing heat-at-home meals in Glenwood Springs and Carbondale. It
Garfield County has agreed to help fund home-delivered meals to seniors in the Carbondale area. The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved a one-time supplemental grant for $40,000 to the nonprofit Valley Meals and More to ensure home-delivered meals can continue to reach seniors who need them. The county is performing a needs assessment to help determine how robust a meal program needs to be in place to serve local seniors. Garfield County Department of Human Services (DHS) currently provides congregate meals for seniors, but a gap in service for home-delivered meals exists on the eastern end of the county.