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Cleveland's Prepped for Life finds new customer base delivering healthy meals to senior citizens

Posted at 7:34 AM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 18:50:04-04

CLEVELAND — The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a boom in the meal-prep business with some of the most frequent customers shying away from the grocery store. Recently, Prepped for Life has seen a surge in orders coming from people 50 or older.

The meal-prep service is tailored to serve people who want to bulk up or shed some weight, but they also help people who just want healthy meals while spending most of their time at home.

Since the grocery store can be overwhelming, particularly for senior citizens, the local business is targeting that demographic for their delivery service.

“Right now, people 50 and above have a difficult time getting out of the house,” said Geoffrey Thomas, executive chef at Prepped for Life. “You’re not supposed to leave, once you do leave you get to the grocery store and there’s a million people around and they’re the most susceptible margin of people. Then you might get there and whatever these people might eat, grandma and grandma aren’t going to eat everything in the store. Once they do get to the aisle, it’s gone.”

Right now, Prepped for Life is serving about 150 meals a week. While the pandemic has forced them to change their business plan a little, the bottom line remains the same: to keep helping people.

"Ever since I began this business, this business has been about helping people. Trying to help food born or food-based illnesses, things that people get from either over consumption of the worst things or under consumption of the good things,” said Thomas.

Meals can be delivered every Sunday. They are running a special, with five meals just for $40. More info here.

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