Meals on Wheels Yolo County
Protecting Food for our Seniors
“We prepare over 80,000 meals every year at our Meals on Wheels facility. So, naturally, we have a walk-in refrigerator as well as a walk-in freezer in our kitchen, and those pieces of equipment are vital to the storage and rotation of food necessary in the preparation of meals for our seniors.
On occasion, we’ve had issues with that equipment not remaining at correct temperature, and even have experienced the freezer door popping open on its own during a weekend. This necessitates us throwing out food that has been compromised, thereby increasing our food costs in order to feed our clients. One thing a non-profit organization doesn’t need are extra and unplanned costs!
Since we have been using the SensorSimple sensors and Cloud Monitoring Solution, it has allowed our Kitchen Manager and myself to check on the status of these refrigeration units, and to rest easy, knowing that we will be alerted to a temperature problem in the kitchen overnight, over weekends and over holidays. The system also emails us an automatically generated report every 24 hours, and notes the hourly temperature in each unit. These reports are also stored in the cloud, so that we have a historical record, should we need it for review with maintenance technicians.
Our experience with the SensorSimple System has been excellent, and I would highly recommend it.” Christi Skibbins, Executive Director Meals on Wheels Yolo County