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New location for Community Outreach Luncheon

Posted on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 4:30 pm

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — In their continuing effort to broaden their service to Moore County residents, the organizers of the Community Outreach Luncheon have announced a new location.

Beginning Saturday, Aug. 1, and every first Saturday thereafter, lunches will be prepared for delivery and served to visitors from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the Moore County Senior Center, 87 High Street.

The Community Outreach Luncheon serves those individuals in Moore County who are shut-in because of age or disability and those who may be recovering from a recent illness or surgery. Also, anyone who would enjoy food and fellowship on the first Saturday of the month is invited to come to the Senior Center for lunch.

Because of the hot weather in August and September, the lunch menus for those months will feature light fruit and salad-type dishes. Beginning in October, the menu each month will consist of homemade soup, cornbread, cookies and tea.

Luncheon organizer Mary Kaye Simmons has two important messages for the citizens of Moore County.

“First, this luncheon is not defined by race, gender, age or church affiliation. It is for anyone who needs it, free of charge,” she says.

“Second, because we operate strictly from donations, we welcome assistance from any individual, church or civic group who would like to help us. We need food donations, kitchen workers and delivery drivers. We need cash donations to purchase supplies.”

Names of persons who would appreciate a lunch delivery may be submitted to Simmons at (931) 307-9040 or <redrockisland@cafes.net>. Individuals who would like to assist should also contact Simmons. Donations can be made payable to Moore County Outreach Luncheon and mailed to Mary Kaye Simmons, P.O. Box 191, Lynchburg, TN 37352.

Luncheon organizers are available to attend a church or organization meeting to answer questions about this valuable community service.

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