Reuben Lunch a success

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
About 150 Reuben sandwiches were handed out as part of a special lunch Friday at the Central Crossing Senior Center. Contributed photo

150 sandwiches distributed Friday

The Central Crossing Senior Center offered a pick-up-and-go Reuben sandwich lunch on Friday as a way to break the monotony of its day-to-day existence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We were thrilled to see so many of our seniors come out to chat a moment while they waited for their meal,” a press release following the event said. “About 150 Reubens were distributed between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The sandwiches were served with chips and a sugar cookie. More specials are in the planning stage.”

Volunteers put together a pick-up-and-go Reuben sandwich lunch on Friday at the Central Crossing Senior Center. Contributed photo

The Center’s kitchen staff and several volunteers came in to get the sandwiches made, packaged and taken to the front doors of the center where more volunteers distributed them to the folks in line.

“We thank them all for their help and dedication to our seniors,” the release said.

While the center is not open at this time, it is offering frozen meals for distribution by drive-up to seniors 60-plus, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The meals come with bread, milk and dessert. Donations gladly accepted but not required. 

For more information on what is available for seniors age 60-plus, people may call 417-858-6952 during business hours of 8 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or check out the center’s website at www.shellknobseniorsinc.org anytime.