Social Enterprising Aging Network Example – REAL Grille

This Promising Practice from the Network brief describes the REAL Grille, a social enterprise business of REAL Services, operated by Real Services Area Agency on Aging. Located in South Bend, Illinois, the REAL Grill is one of several social enterprise activities of REAL Services Area Agency on Aging, which administers more than 25 programs designed to help seniors live independently and serves over 30,000 clients a year in 12 counties across northern Indiana. This brief summarizes the REAL Grille and catering social enterprises, and a specific COVID-19 pivot implemented by this organization in response to operational challenges experienced due to the public health emergency.

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