Michiana Chefs for Seniors cooks as demand up for Meals on Wheels

Nicky Foust with Chefs for Seniors prepares meals in a client's home in Elkhart last month.

Lisa Youngquist wanted to spice up her meals.

She’d loved the companionship that the Meals on Wheels volunteers brought whenever they made deliveries. And she definitely didn’t want to go back to the time before that, when for three to four years, she’d reheat a frozen, store-bought meal every day – good luck finding the veggies.

She wanted to eat well. It helps her failing body parts that, at just 66, ache so much that she spends most of the day in bed, soothed by heating pads. She has a condition that keeps her from absorbing Vitamin D.

Enter Nicky Foust, who in February had just started a local franchise of the Chefs for Seniors business. She shops for groceries and then cooks meals for clients in their own homes – in this case, the same house where Youngquist has lived for 30 years.

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