Anchor Inn offers seniors meals with delivery service

Anchor Inn Chef Caitlyn Young serves up some hot hamburger sandwiches and French fries late Friday afternoon which were then delivered to the homes of five senior residents in Little Current.

LITTLE CURRENT—The Anchor Inn in Little Current is offering a new service to the senior population of Little Current—a twice-weekly meal delivery offering for those who would like a home-cooked hot meal without leaving the comforts of their home.

Denise Callaghan, owner of the Anchor Inn, explained that she noted some of her regular senior customers coming in for a cup of coffee and ordering something small to take home with them that they could heat up later for supper.

“We cook up comfort foods, like meatloaf, shepherd’s pie, hot hamburgers and with it they get soup or salad and a dessert,” Ms. Callaghan told The Expositor. “We then take it right to their house.”

So far, the Anchor Inn has about five regular customers at locations like Channelview Apartments and Little Current Place. The Anchor Inn will deliver to any residence, so long as it’s within the boundaries of Little Current. The meals are offered on Wednesdays and Fridays only throughout the winter and spring and seniors can opt in for both days or just one. The cost of the meal is $16 plus tax, totalling $18.

“We’re not trying to make money, but are trying to offer people a healthy, home-cooked meal,” Ms. Callaghan said.

Elliott’s Restaurant in Little Current, local volunteer drivers and A1 Taxi also teamed up to help bring senior residents a nice meal during the Christmas season. After a successful Burt Farm gourmet hot dog fundraiser, the proceeds raised went to the creation of a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings, delivered free of charge to a number of Little Current seniors.

To find out more or to get your name on the list of home deliveries, contact the Anchor Inn at 705-368-2023.