Food for Thought

I want to take this opportunity to tell you about the wonderful collaboration between the Wayne County Department of Aging and Youth and Wayne County ARC/Key Industries.  Wayne County ARC/ Key Industries prepares the delicious food that is served at our six Lunch Club 60 Senior Centers.  Key Industries employs many dedicated staff who show up to work every morning, before most of us are even out of bed, to start preparing the many meals served to the seniors who attend our LC 60 Centers.

Chris is the Food Service Manger.  He oversees the kitchen and staff and ensures recipes are being followed and food safety is being practiced.  Chris attended college for Business Management and has a long history in restaurant and banquet services.  Prior to his employment at Wayne ARC, Chris was the Food Service Manager at a local nursing home for 20 years. In his spare time, Chris enjoys culinary arts, home remodeling, camping, and fishing. 

Diana is the Senior Food Service Aide. She assists with the preparation and packaging of the meals served at our LC 60 Centers. She helps to ensure that the correct amount of food is sent to each center so no senior goes hungry.   Diana has worked at Wayne ARC/Key Industries for 16 years and enjoys serving the people she works with and those who attend our LC 60 Centers.

Deb is a Food Service Aide/Contract Meals.  She is in charge of taking the meal orders when the LC 60 Managers call in the meal counts for the next day, assisting in the meal preparation, and packing of hot and cold foods for transport to the LC 60 Centers. She also helps to ensure that the correct amount of food is sent to each center so no senior goes hungry.  Deb enjoys providing great customer service and has worked for Wayne ARC/Key Industries for 5 years.

Steve is the Cook Trainer.  With the help of other staff, he prepares all of the food that is served at the six LC 60 Centers in Wayne County.  Steve hopes that the seniors enjoy the meals and he wishes them a Happy Spring!

Christine is a Food Service Aide/Deli.  She oversees the deli and assists with the food preparation for the LC 60 Center meals.  Prior to her employment at WARC/KI, Christine worked for Wegman’s in the meat department, and was a Deli Trainer for 19 years.  She also worked for her father’s meat company.

Necola is a Food Service Aide. She enjoys helping package the cold foods and anything else that is asked of her.  She just wants the seniors who attend our LC 60 centers to be happy.  When Necola is not working, she is busy raising her two little girls ages 2 years and 11 months.  She loves being a part of the Wayne ARC family.

James is a Food Service Aide.  He helps to prepare and package the meals sent to our LC 60 Centers.  When he’s not hard at work, he enjoys wood working in his spare time.


News from the “Lunch Club 60” Centers:


I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Tom Muscolino as the new Manager of the Newark Lunch Club 60. 

I would also like to invite you to come out for our new evening meal offered monthly in Clyde and Palmyra.  In Clyde it will be the 3rd Tuesday of the month and in Palmyra it will be the 3rd Wednesday of the month.  We are planning to have a program at 4:30 and a meal at 5:30.  Anyone 60 and over (or with a spouse who is 60+) there is no cost, just a suggested contribution of $3 for the meal.  Anyone under 60 is welcome, but the cost of the meal will be $4.10.  You can call the center directly or our office to let us know you plan on attending so we can be sure to have enough food  for everyone.

Please also feel free to join us for lunch at any of our Lunch Club 60 Centers. We have six fun, friendly, and caring Managers waiting to welcome you to their Center. If you have not taken the opportunity to attend one of our Centers, please call the one closest to you, order a meal, and go meet some of the wonderful people who attend.  It is as simple as that…a good meal and great company.



Lisa Zonneville,
Nutrition Services Coordinator