Mason County Senior Meals
Mason County Senior Meals has been serving meals for the past 30 years. The program is helpful to ensure a balanced nutritious diet and provide for those who have difficulty preparing food for themselves. Mason County Senior Meals works hard to ensure quality meals and genuine customer service. Our program helps seniors to stay in their homes and maintain a desirable weight. Meals are prepared by the Food Service Department at Mason County Central Schools. This program receives funding through:
- Area Agency on Aging
- United Way
- Council on Aging
- Customer Donations
Our home delivered meals consist of a hot meal at noon, which includes a main entrée, vegetable, fruit, bread and milk. We also provide cold second meals, a bagged breakfast and frozen weekend meals to meet the various needs of the senior community. The suggested donation is $3.00 per meal.
Mason County Senior Meals provides meals for three community Senior Centers located in Ludington, Scottville and Tallman. This is a hot noon time meal, which includes one hot entrée, bread, milk and a full salad bar. This meal also is a suggested $3.00 donation per meal program. The last Thursday of every month is “Lunch for a Buck”; any qualifying senior can eat at the centers for $1.00.
We are currently serving 150 homebound senior citizens. Our deliveries are split into 4 routes.
Info on our routes is listed below.
Route 1 – Route driver delivers to 46 customers in the Ludington, Hamlin and Victory area. She travels 55 miles per day – 275 per week. Her route averages about 4 hours.
Route 2 – Route driver delivers to 25 customers in the city of Ludington. She travels 20 miles per day- 100 per week. Her route averages about 2 hours per day.
Route 3 – Route driver delivers to 40 customers in the city of Scottville, Custer, Tallman, Ruby Creek, Freesoil, the Manistee county line and Victory area. She travels 100 miles per day – 500 per week. Her route averages about 4 hours per day.
Route 4 – Route driver delivers to 40 customers in the Ludington area, Summit, Riverton area and Pere Marquette area. She travels 50 miles per day – 250 miles per week. Her route averages about 2 ½ hours per day.
We average 300 miles per day on our senior meal routes.
If you know of anyone that is in need of our serves or has questions, please contact Mason County Senior Meals
Mary Ann Nielsen – Program Director
Mary Alway – Client Assessments
Food & Nutrition (231) 757-5721
Senior Meals (231) 757-4831
Be sure to look at our monthly newsletter for more information. You can also call the center for more information (231) 757-4705.