Each Monday United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (UNC) Active Older Adult Centers are distributing seven take-home meals to ensure seniors have a meal for every day of the week while restrictions are in place to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Individuals age 60 and older who live in Lackawanna County are eligible. Each distribution includes a frozen meal for every day of the week. Meals are nutritious, microwave or oven-ready, and include milk and fruit. Packages include notices about local services for seniors during this time, puzzles, word searches and other brain-stimulating activities.
Advance reservations must be made by noon on Friday to receive meals by pickup or delivery on Monday. Meals can be picked up at the West Side, Mid Valley, or Carbondale Active Older Adult Centers. To reserve meals or for more information, please call one of UNC’s centers listed here: West Scranton – (570) 961-1592 ext. 101; South Scranton – (570) 346-2487; Mid Valley – (570) 489-4415; Carbondale – (570) 282-6167.