Hilltop Regional Kitchen in Eagle Bend Receives Innovation Grant

28 May 2018

The City of Eagle Bend’s Hilltop Regional Kitchen will use a $90,000 grant to support the current construction of the facility, primarily adding on a new entrance, parking lot reconstruction, and other external necessities.

The current facility, built in 1906 and purchased by seniors in 1970, is the hub for Meals on Wheels, Bundled Services, and congregate meals for Todd and Wadena counties. On average, the kitchen produces 5,000 meals per month to the communities of Long Prairie, Browerville, Clarissa, Eagle Bend, Bertha, Hewitt, Motley, Staples, Wadena, and Verndale. A new kitchen facility in Eagle Bend will ensure residents have the necessary nutrition and services they need to stay independent and in their homes. The facility will increase effectiveness of meal production, safer space for kitchen staff and volunteers, additional storage for ingredients, provide a dining area for congregate meals, and also provide space for the Senior Center to be relocated.