IMG_0051.JPGSenior center offering drive-through lunches

Claremore Senior Citizen Center Director Stacey Dowden was manning the drive-thru line this week. She said, “We will do everything we can to help them. This is a community effort on our part. We want local senior citizens reaching out to us, not just during this crisis, but anytime they need assistance. We are here for them.”

The Claremore Senior Center is currently closed to the public, but they are still preparing and offering daily lunches for senior citizens in the Claremore area.

"If any of our local senior citizens need anything, they just need to reach out to us. We will do everything we can to help them. This is a community effort on our part. We want local senior citizens reaching out to us, not just during this crisis, but anytime they need assistance. We are here for them," said Senior Center Director Stacey Dowden.

Senior center offering drive-through lunches

Volunteers wearing masks and gloves were on hand at the Claremore Senior Citizen Center to provide lunch for those driving through.

She added that any senior citizen, 50 and over, is welcome to swing by the Claremore Senior Center between noon and 12:30 each day for a $2.50 hot meal brought to your car window.

On the first day of service, the line started forming before noon, and 139 cars drove through for food.

Anyone wanting to eat should call the Senior Center at 918-341-4734 by 11:30 a.m. each day to ensure enough meals are prepared.

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Donation from the local United Way, Brookdale and a private donor, have enabled the center to distribute care packages of soup, peanut butter and crackers, cereal bars and pudding cups.

The center said they will be giving these care packages out as they are available.

The lunch menu for March 25 through the end of the April is as follows:

Wednesday, March 25 - Chili dog, french fries, jello with fruit and a layered dessert

Thursday, March 26 - Beef taco, fiesta rice, tortilla chips, Mexican coleslaw and dessert

Friday, March 27 - Scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, fruit and a danish or muffin

Monday, March 30 - Chicken strips, potatoes and gravy, squash casserole, garden salad and a brownie with ice cream

Tuesday, March 31 - Philly Cheese Steak sandwich, onion rings, cottage cheese with fruit and dessert

Wednesday, April 1 - Corn chowder, ham and cheese sandwich, caesar salad and apple dumpling

Thursday, April 2 - Pepper steak with rice, oriental veggies, Asian ramen coleslaw and dessert

Friday, April 3 - Roast beef, potatoes and gravy, mixed veggies, garden salad and cherry pink pudding

Monday, April 6 - Turkey pot roast, potatoes, green beans, garden salad, snickerdoodle cookies

Tuesday, April 7 - Cheeseburger (with lettuce, onion, pickle), chips, cottage cheese with fruit and dessert

Wednesday, April 8 - Navy beans, fried mushrooms, strawberry salad, dessert

Thursday, April 9 - Ham, scalloped potatoes, asparagus, garden salad, strawberry cake

Friday, April 10 - Closed in recognition of Good Friday

Monday, April 13 - BBQ pork chop, ranch potatoes, green beans, garden salad, German chocolate cake

Tuesday, April 14 - Loaded baked potato, broccoli with cheese, jello with fruit and dessert

Wednesday, April 15 - Beef stew, cornbread, cucumber ranch salad, lemon cake

Thursday, April 16 - Frito chili pie, corn, blt salad and dessert

Friday, April 17 - Pecan crusted tilapia, baked beans, cole slaw, oatmeal chocolate bar

Monday, April 20 - Beef tips over noodles, pacific veggies, garden salad, pineapple cake

Tuesday, April 21 - Taco spaghetti, California veggies, cottage cheese with fruit and dessert

Wednesday, April 22 - Pinto beans, fried cabbage, summer salad and pudding cups

Thursday, April 23 - Shepards pie, brussel sprouts, jello with fruit, dessert

Friday, April 24 - Scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, fruit, muffin

Monday, April 27 - Meatloaf, potatoes and gravy, cauliflower with cheese, garden salad, banana pudding

Tuesday, April 28 - Sloppy Joes, chips, jello with fruit and dessert

Wednesday, April 29 - Taco salad, chuckwagon corn, tropical fruit, strawberry short cake

Thursday, April 30 - Goulash, herb potatoes, onion/tomato/cucumber, garlic toast and dessert.

The Claremore Senior Center is located at 475 E Blue Starr Drive, near the intersection of Blue Starr Drive and Sioux Ave.

Senior center offering drive-through lunches

Cars were lined up before the drive-thru lunch service even began at Claremore Senior Center. Volunteers at the center said 139 seniors came through on the first day.

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