VISTE & TriFactor Team Up to Help Give to the Elderly

VISTE and TriFactor are helping the elderly of Polk County, Florida with a new conveyor system to efficiently package and distribute groceries.
 
Dec. 16, 2010 - PRLog -- As part of TriFactor’s commitment to community service, the Lakeland, Florida-based material handling systems integrator has donated conveyor to the local non-profit Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE) organization.  Among VISTE’s services, the organization collects, stores, packages, and delivers groceries and other commodities to elderly citizens in Polk County who qualify for the program.  The clients receiving assistance from VISTE must meet income requirements, be over the age of 70, and live in Lakeland, Bartow, Fort Meade, or Mulberry.
For the elderly qualifying for government assistance, the government supplements are not nearly enough to provide nourishment for the one month increments allotted.  VISTE’s facility is designed to combine government goods and donations from shoppers at local grocery stores.  The groceries and other household items are packaged so that an elderly person could feasibly live off of the supplies for an entire month.  
VISTE is an entirely volunteer ran operation.  “Our mission is to keep the elderly safe and independent in their own homes.  The conveyor will help us in our mission by making the packing process easier on our adult volunteers,” shared Alice O’Reilly, Executive Director of VISTE.  The donated conveyor will eliminate most, if not all, bending and lifting, thus creating a safer, more ergonomic environment for the volunteers packing the care bundles.  The conveyor will also help to make the operation more efficient in transporting goods from packing to the delivery area.
JJ Phelan, TriFactor’s Chief Operating Officer, said, “Being involved in our community is important to the team here at TriFactor.  VISTE is a growing non-profit whose mission we’re happy to help.”  VISTE, a United Way entity, currently helps about 1,500 clients a month through the grocery program and other assistance programs including transportation and in-home care.  If you would like to donate, please contact VISTE online http://www.viste.org or by phone 863-284-0828.

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TriFactor, a systems integrator, designs and implements turnkey engineered material handling systems in partnership with leading companies that distribute finished goods. TriFactor is a State of Florida Licensed Professional Engineering Company.
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