Brunswick County's Meals on Wheels program was forced to find a new food provider after the company they had under contracted got a low score from the health department.
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A low score in the kitchen has Brunswick County serving up a new menu until further notice.
Brunswick County's Meals on Wheels program gets food from Aramark Services.
According to Executive Director of Senior Resources Jim Fish, Aramark received a score of 85.5 last week.
The county requires a score of at least 90 in order for food to be served.
Fish said the county had to order pizzas last week to feed people. The score was then reported to the state.
The county's program is currently operating and serving people with a back-up caterer. They plan to use the caterer for about two weeks. Aramark will use that time to clean up and then will get checked out again.
Meals on Wheels in Brunswick County serves about 100,000 meals a year and about 300 to 500 people rely on the food each day.
According to Fish, Aramark became the county's food provider on July 1. Before then, the cafeteria was run by county employees.