Starting on Wednesday, January 30, The Local Community Food Centre will be hosting its 60+ Midweek Lunch Out, a new weekly social outing where anyone in their 60s and beyond in the Stratford area are invited to drop in.
The community lunch will be taking place every Wednesday throughout the year. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. in the community dining room, which can accommodate up to 100 diners.
Each week a nutritious lunch will be prepared by the food centre’s chef, Jordan Lassaline, with help from volunteers. Coffee, tea and dessert are included.
“We at The Local Community Food Centre are committed to giving everyone in our community an opportunity to get together around great food,” Lassaline explains.
“We’re very happy to be opening our doors to this group so they can come out and enjoy a healthy meal in one another’s company.”
Every week from 12:30-1 p.m. a half hour program will be provided after lunch that includes speakers, short films, cooking demonstrations, and other interesting activities and presentations.
The presentation for the first week is “Getting to Know The Local Community Food Centre,” which will be followed by an opportunity for participants to suggest other programs that could be included in future weeks.
Those interested in volunteering to help cook or serve lunch are encouraged to call 519-508-3663, ext. 3, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the weekly lunch, the food centre also provides a drop-in dinner on Mondays at 5:15 p.m. and a drop-in breakfast on Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. Those who are interested can also experience a rotating wellness session at 8 a.m. prior to breakfast.