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Missoula Senior Center providing hot lunches for seniors

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Posted at 3:02 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 17:02:07-04

MISSOULA — The Missoula Senior Center wants the senior community to know that they’re still providing help in any way they can.

Although social events have been eliminated due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, the Missoula Senior Center is providing hot lunches at its Higgins Street location.

Seniors are encouraged to stop by weekdays between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. for curbside pick-up. The service is being provided free of charge by Missoula Aging Services.

Missoula Senior Center President of the Board John Nugent says that in the three weeks since the service began, they’re serving between 100 and 150 people per day.

“It provides a hot meal, and a hot nutritious meal for them. It also is a way to keep them out of the grocery stores, where they don’t have to go out and purchase as many groceries,” Nugent told MTN News.

“Plus, it’s a way for us to have some sort of interaction with our members, check on them to make sure that they’re okay and for them to have a little bit of contact with somebody, even if it’s just picking up a lunch,” he added.

The Missoula Senior Center is also encouraging those with special needs to reach out, and they will be put in contact with volunteers.

The center can be reached by calling (406)-543-7154 or via email at: ContactUs@missoulaseniorcenter.org