A nutritious Hot Meal (congregant meal) providing one-third of your daily nutritional needs is available every weekday at noon. Advance registration is required by 2:00pm the day before by calling The Center at (978) 623-8320, or sign yourself up on the touch screen in the lobby. The suggested donation is $2.50. Federal funding through the Older Americans Act, as granted by Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, provides partial funding for this program.
Our Lunch Box Café offers soup, sandwiches and salads. Check for the daily special. Open 11:00am–1:00pm. Catering and early/late pickups can be arranged in advance. Coffee available!
All of our food is cooked daily right here in our kitchen by staff and volunteers.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels are available to those who are unable to access The Center's lunch site. This program is provided for individuals 60 years of age or over who are homebound, unable to leave home without help, unable to shop and have no reliable assistance to do the shopping. Meals are provided to those in real need, regardless of income. For further information or for an assessment of need, please contact Kristine Arakelian, Outreach Coordinator or call The Center at (978)623-8320.
The menu for the Meals on Wheels program follows the Hot Lunch program:
Current Menu - February 2017
A hot lunch, cooked on site daily, is available Monday through Friday at noon at The Center for those 60+. Reservations for lunch must be made at least 24 hours in advance, by phone or you can make your reservations using the touch screen in the lobby.
This program is made possible in part by funding from the Older American's Act, as granted by Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley. Suggested donation is $2.50.
Current Menu - February 2017
The Lunch Box
The Lunch Box is available to everyone. The menu has a wonderful selection of sandwiches, wraps, hot paninis, salads and more. To order from the Lunch Box, call (978) 623-8328 from 7:00am-1:00pm. All orders must be picked up by 1:00pm.
Lunch Box Menu
Happy Birthday to You!
This event is open to everyone. Third Friday of each month. This is part of the congregate lunch, so be sure to sign up. Please join us in celebrating your birthday (and those of your friends!). Let us know at the front desk if this is your birthday month, and you will be entered into a drawing for a prize. (You must be in attendance to win.) Starting at 11:45 pm, Mark West, pianist, will be our entertainment, courtesy of the Andover Senior Community FRIENDS Inc
Friday, February 10; 11:30am
Come spend the day with us, special treats at lunch (Regular priced congregate lunch $2.50 donation,) hand-made valentines. Come be my Valentine! Call the Center to sign up, please!
Tuesday February 14th
Chinese New Year
Friday, February 17; 10:00 am-1:30 pm; at The Townhouse: Cost $7 per ticket
Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Boston Food Bank and Center at Punchard are expanding this program. This is FREE to anyone 60 years and older with an income of $21,978 for a single person or $29,637 for a couple; or on Mass Health, Chapter 115, Food Stamps or fuel assistance. This grocery bag is available the first Tuesday of each month at 9:30am and must be picked up by 10:15am. Call Annmary Connor or Kristine Arakelian (978-623-8320) to check eligibility and to sign up.
Fourth Tuesday of each month; February 28; 9:30am.
SNAP: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Get the food you need to stay healthy. Apply for SNAP (Food) Stamps. Project Bread’s Food Source Hotline offers free, confidential screenings for SNAP/Food Stamp eligibility as well as assistance completing the application over the phone. Counselors are also available to help current recipients ensure they are receiving the maximum benefits. Call Today! 1-(800) 645-8333. Seniors press 2 for the dedicated Senior Line.
Monday - Friday 8:00 am-7:00 pm; Saturdays 10:00 - 2:00pm.