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The DCSS Senior Meals Program is teaming up with The Community Mercantile in Lawrence for the month of March to promote and raise valuable funds for the meals program. Customers of The Merc will be given the opportunity to donate directly to the Senior Meals Program by rounding up their purchase amounts at check-out to the next dollar, dropping change in change jars and donating their bag refund of .05 directly to Senior Meals.
The Senior Meals Program is an approved nutrition provider for seniors and has been serving well-balanced, nutritious meals to seniors all over Douglas County for more than 30 years. Two congregate sites in Lawrence (Lawrence Senior Center and Babcock Place), one in Eudora and one in Baldwin City serve as host sites for individuals 60 and over to enjoy a lunch meal. Each site also offers the “Grab-N-Go” pick-up lunch program and home delivered meals to home-bound senior participants. All together, the Senior Meals Program serves approximately 265 meals daily, Monday through Friday.
Our staff and volunteers are not only dedicated to ensuring our program participants receive a meal to nourish their bodies, but we also want them to know they have someone that cares about them and is looking out for their well-being. The Senior Meals Program motto is, “We are more than a meal.”
Although the program receives funding from various local, state and national funding sources, these revenue streams do not cover the entire cost of operating the program. While our participants are asked to participate with a suggested donation of $2.75 per meal, many seniors on fixed incomes simply cannot donate. Therefore, fund-raising campaigns make a significant impact on our ability to continue to offer meals to eligible participants without having a waiting list for the many seniors that depend upon the service.
The Senior Meals Program is grateful to The Community Mercantile for partnering with us to further our mission of helping seniors get connected, stay connected, and enjoy an active and healthy life.
Monday, March 3 – Ham and Beans
Tuesday, March 4 – Beef Goulash
Wednesday, March 5 – Chicken Parmesan
Thursday, March 6 – Meatloaf
Friday, March 7 – Chicken Mornay
Monday, March 10 – Hamburger
Tuesday, March 11 – Pork Verda
Wednesday, March 12 – Chicken Lasagna
Thursday, March 13 – Baked Ham
Friday, March 14 – BBQ Pulled Pork
Monday, March 17 – Polish Dog
Tuesday, March 18 – Chicken Enchiladas
Wednesday, March 19 – Swiss Steak
Thursday, March 20 – Tomato and Basil Chicken
Friday, March 21 – Marinate Meatballs
Monday, March 24 – Smothered Steak
Tuesday, March 25 – Italian Lasagna
Wednesday, March 26 – Chicken Alfredo
Thursday, March 27 – Chili
Friday, March 28 – BBQ Pulled Pork
Monday, March 31 – Sloppy Joes
(Menu subject to change without notice.)
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