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Meal program serving more seniors

Despite the closure of the Indio Senior Center (ISC) in March, many programs continue serving the senior community in Indio. One of the most impactful programs is the Senior Meal Program. In partnership with the Mizell Center, the program provides take-away meals for anyone in the community age 60 and older. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the program has served about 16,300 nutritional meals.

Thanks to additional Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, the Indio Senior Meal Program was extended to provide an additional warm meal for seniors who otherwise do not have the resources to eat twice a day. Since the program began on Nov. 2, 2020, the ISC has provided an additional 1,480 meals to seniors who are in most need.

At the beginning of the pandemic, the ISC served about 20 meals a day. Now, it provide about 75 meals to seniors who take part in the program.

Meals are available for pick up Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Indio Senior Center. On Thursday and Friday, additional meals for Saturday and Sunday are provided. To become part of the Senior Nutrition Program, please stop by the Indio Senior Center at 45700 Aladdin St. between 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. to fill out an application. A photo I.D. is required at the time of registration. For more information, email seniorcenter@indio.org or call (760)391-4170.

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