Family Outreach

Meal Programs

Congregate Meals

Meals served Monday - Friday, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at participating Community Action Outreach Offices/Senior Centers.   Enjoy a nutricious "made from scratch" noon meal for less than $5.   Suggested contributions may vary by location.     

                                                Johnson County Coffee Drinkers

                                                 Meeting friends for breakfast, coffee or lunch...
                                                          always a reason to visit the center!

Johnson County Outreach, Tecumseh
Contact Head Cook Loretta at 335-2134 by 10:00 am the day you would like to eat
Pawnee County Outreach, Pawnee City
Contact Head Cook Donna  at 852-2208 by 9:00 am the day you would like to eat

 

Meals on Wheels

If interested in the "Meals on Wheels" program, please call the participating Outreach Office in your area to receive further information or to sign up for the program.

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                     Packing up Meals on Wheels

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      Community Volunteers Deliver Meals on Wheels
                           Monday - Friday

Program Objectives

The meal program is designed to provide a nutritious, affordable meal to the area senior citizens. Meals on Wheels are home delivered by community volunteers to those individuals who are unable to take advantage of the social setting that congregate meals have to offer. SENCA currently operates Congregate and Meals on Wheels Programs in Pawnee and Johnson Counties at the Community Action Centers. Various forms of Congregate and Meals on Wheels Programs are available in Nemaha and Richardson Counties.

Program History

SENCA partners with Blue Rivers Area Agency on Aging (BRAAA) to provide each of the low-cost Congregate Meal and Meals on Wheels programs.  Both programs produce valuable benefits, helping seniors stay in their homes longer while providing families with the comfort of knowing their loved one is receiving an affordable, nutritious meal each day. 

Since the beginning of the meal program in 1970, SENCA has served more than 500,000 Congregate meals and 600,000 Meals on Wheels in the six county service area. Meal programs have been initiated and developed in other locations throughout the years with responsibility for operations being assumed by other groups within those communities.

Eligibility Guidelines

The meal programs target the homebound and/or seniors 60 years of age or older, although a guest of any age is always welcome. There are no specific income guidelines since meal costs are suggested donations. Individuals with a financial barrier to making those donations will be assisted in becoming certified through the Department of Health and Human Services for the Title XX Meal Provision Program.

Pawnee County Community Center
549 "F" St.
Pawnee City, NE
402-852-2208
Donna Henson, Cook  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Johnson County Community Center
172 S 4th St.
Tecumseh, NE
402-335-2134
Loretta Pope, Cook
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Need more information? Contact:

SENCA Central Office
802 Fourth Street
Humboldt, NE
402-862-2411 ext 105
or 1-888-313-5608
Pam Armknecht Family Services Director
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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form,
(AD-3027) found online at:
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.