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Great Falls Senior Center continues serving meals

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Posted at 5:48 PM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 16:35:48-04

GREAT FALLS — The Great Falls Senior Center is serving to-go meals five days a week to help meet nutritional needs of senior citizens during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Great Falls Senior Center business manager Bob Meyers explained that since the center can’t currently fulfill their mission of meeting senior’s social needs, they wanted to be able to care for their nutritional needs.

“Our whole mission has been about serving senior citizens and providing affordable meals and through this pandemic we’re just continuing to do that as safely as possible,” Meyers said.

Meyers said many of the center’s regulars are continuing to show their support but business has declined since their door shut to social gatherings. “We normally average about 50 to 55 [people] a day and I’d say we’re averaging about 15 to 20,” Meyers said.

Seniors aren’t the only people who can order meals from the Great Falls Senior Center. To-go meals are available to anyone. “We really aren’t just for seniors. We are trying to serve the community that we live in,” Meyers said.

To order and pick-up a to-go meal, you can come inside and look at the menu, order a meal at the counter, and take your meal to-go. There is also a cashier on staff who can deliver food to the car if necessary.

Meals are served Monday through Friday. Breakfast is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner is available on Thursdays only from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Great Falls Senior Center is located at 1004 Central Avenue in Great Falls. You can call the center at 454-6995.