A local program that delivers hot meals to more than 125 local senior citizens every day is in danger. To help the St. Peters Senior Center Home Delivered Meals program, CCFR in conjunction with St. Peters Elected Officials is hosting a Trivia Night on Nov. 6 from 6 – 10 p.m. at the Firefighters Union Hall.
Every day the St. Peters Senior Center delivers 125 nutritious hot meals to homebound senior citizens who due to disability or age may not have access to a hot meal. The program is funded by The Mid East Agency for the Aging (MEAA), which had their budget cut by $1.75 million by the State of Missouri this year.
CCFR has a history of helping the organization deliver meals by providing back up drivers. Last winter when the area had been hit by an overnight snow storm many of the regular drivers, most of whom are senior citizens themselves were unable to get out to deliver the meals. Mary Evens, the St. Peters Home Delivered Meals program manager, found herself with no one to deliver. She contacted CCFR and within 30 minutes her lobby was filled with off duty firefighters ready to deliver. With a few simple instructions four-wheel drive trucks with two firefighters each blazed off to ensure that the hot meals were delivered on time to those who needed them.
With the drastic budget cuts, the program is facing another emergency. Forming a quick partnership with the City of St. Peters elected officials, Central County Community Outreach will host a
Saturday, Nov. 6
6 – 10 p.m.
Firefighters Union Hall
115 McMenamy Road, St. Peters, MO.
$25 per person
$200 for tables of 8
All of the proceeds will be donated to the St. Peters Home Delivered Meals program to help ensure the programs continuance. Sponsorship levels are also available. If you would like to purchase tickets, become a sponsor or make a donation for the silent auction please contact Assistant Chief Steve Brown at 636-970-9700 ext. 403 or e-mail us.