Ideal Market launches ‘mobile market’ to deliver free hot meals to assisted living communities

Latin grocery chain Ideal Market announced a new project aimed at helping at-risk elderly residents in assisted living communities.

The chain will launch the “Ideal Mobile Market” to deliver free hot meals to adult residential care facilities, identified as most vulnerable to COVID-19. The new service launches at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 3.

Photo courtesy: Ideal Market via LinkedIn

“We are launching our project to try and make a difference during this crisis that has greatly impacted our community,” Ideal Market said in a release.

A spokesperson for Ideal Market says they will create a list of scheduled deliveries based on demand. Metaire Manor, at 4929 York Street in Metairie, will be the first recipient of hot meal deliveries.

Other adult care facilities looking to schedule hot food deliveries can contact Ideal Market’s marketing director Ben Castro at 504-888-1861.

While Ideal Market targets the new service toward adult residential care facilities, other at-risk groups can take advantage of the mobile market for home deliveries.

Ideal Mobile Market
Photo courtesy: Ideal Market

The Ideal Mobile Market will make free deliveries of regular grocery needs and hot meals purchased by those “who cannot or will not risk themselves and others in these delicate times,” the release said.

Customers can order from the Ideal Mobile Market for free delivery here.

The Ideal Mobile Market community project is in partnership with Troy Duhon of the Premiere Automotive group. In full disclosure, Premier Automotive is a sponsor of a FOX 8 GR8 Neighbors campaign.

“We here at Ideal are not just here to serve the Hispanic community, but the entire New Orleans Community; we can only get through this by working together,” Ideal Market said in a release. “For over 12 years, Ideal Market has been part of New Orleans. When our city needs us, we will be there.”

Officials with the Louisiana Department of Health announced on Tuesday, March 31 that they have identified COVID-19 clusters in at least 40 long-term care facilities in the state.

One cluster in the New Orleans area was pinpointed at the Lambeth House Assisted Living facility, where there has been at least 13 deaths from COVID-19.

Ideal Market has locations in Metairie, New Orleans, Gretna, Kenner and Baton Rouge.

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