In partnership with the Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD), local Firehouse Subs Franchisee Chetan Patel has provided and delivered 1,460 meals to feed elderly citizens at four senior centers across Putnam County.
On a weekly basis for five days a week, Patel is providing between 200 and 250 Firehouse Subs boxed lunches, and is on track to donate 3,500 meals by the end of September. Each boxed lunch contains a Firehouse Subs sandwich, milk and a piece of fresh fruit.
“With various state agency-run meal sites closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, I am pleased to partner with UCDD to provide hearty and nutritious meals to our community’s at-risk elderly citizens,” said Patel. “I am committed to supporting the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability which has various programs and services for individuals over the age of 60 and other adults with disabilities.”
Patel has owned and operated Firehouse Subs Cookeville at 670 S. Jefferson Ave. since February of 2012.
Cutline (L to R): Firehouse Subs Cookeville crew members Lori and Eli with managers Landon and Hannah and crew member Patricia with boxed lunches ready to be delivered to feed elderly citizens at four senior centers across Putnam County.