Lake City-based Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) works to bring food to local families and now seniors through its Healthy HIP Packs Program, meal programs, and by advocating for our hungry neighbors.
Delicious meals and exciting speakers are lined up for the month of January at Lake City’s own senior lunch. The new community meal started in November 2013 and is already a regular Monday activity for many local seniors. Menus change every week to keep things interesting. Some favorites served in the past two months have included turkey and spinach lasagna, cottage pie, and chili. Guests say they keep coming back because the food has been so delicious. They also are very pleased that each week’s meal always includes fruits and vegetables.
The Senior meal program was started in partnership between Hunger Intervention Program, Senior Services, and the Lake City Community Center. The meal of course aims to provide a regular low-cost, nutritious and delicious meal for seniors. It is also an opportunity to build community and to learn new things. Most week’s meals feature guest speakers, activities, and classes, all designed just for seniors.
Come meet new friends, share news with old friends, learn something new from workshops designed just for seniors and hear from a local author. Lunch is served every Monday 12 – 1 pm at the Lake City Community Center (12531 28th Ave NE) There is a suggested donation of $3 per meal for seniors 60 and over; $6 suggested donation for all others. All are welcome regardless of ability to donate.
Lake City Senior Lunch
Homemade Chili, Cornbread, Green bean salad, tangerines, Milk
Chicken Cacciatore with noodles, Tossed green salad with dressing, Roll, Chocolate Cake with Strawberrie, Milk
Activity: “A Penny Saved”, workshop presented by Lara Okoloko of the Wallingford Community Senior Center, 11 am – 12 pm
Turkey Burger and fixings, Roasted potatoes, Homemade vegetable soup, Peach pie bar, Milk
Activity: Local Author Reading & Book Signing – Imogene Inglet, Lil’ Ol’ Lake City, 1 pm
Squash & Lentil Stew, Steamed rice, Roasted green beans, Fruit Salad, Cranberry bars, Milk
Activity: Molly Humphrie, Senior Librarian at Lake City Public Library