Congregate meals set; Free summer meals

Fairfield, Lockridge congregate meals planned

Congregate meals are served at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday at the Fairfield Senior Citizen Center and at noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Lockridge Senior Center.

The menu for the coming week is:

Monday ? beef macaroni casserole, green peas, spinach-mandarin orange salad with dressing, cinnamon applesauce.

Tuesday ? chicken salad sandwich on wheat, potato salad, mixed green lettuce salad with dressing, orange wedges, banana pudding.

Wednesday ? pot roast, oven-roasted new potatoes, grilled onions, roasted sliced carrots, strawberries, vanilla wafer cookies.

Thursday ? cook?s choice with dessert.

July 13 ? chef salad with turkey, pickled beets, diced cantaloupe, dinner roll.

Each meal also includes wheat dinner roll or bread, unless another bread item is noted, margarine and skim milk.

Reservations for meals are required one day in advance. At the Fairfield site, reservations can be made either at the senior center or by calling 472-4403. At the Lockridge site, reservations must be called in to 319-696-3450 by 6 p.m.

For people 60 years of age and older and their spouse of any age, there is a suggested contribution based on income range. Individuals younger than 60 pay the full meal charge as posted at the meal site.

Check at the meal sites for meal options, such as shelf-stable meals or frozen meals, to use on days when no meal is served at the center.

Bingo is scheduled to be played from 12:15-1:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Fairfield Senior Citizen Center.

Cards and other activities are planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Lockridge Senior Center.

For menu updates, visit the Milestones Area Agency on Aging website at


Fairfield school district offers free summer meals

Fairfield Community School District is offering a free summer lunch program to any child age 18 and younger.

The menu includes:

Monday ? pizza crunchers with marinara, pears, milk.

Tuesday ? chicken bacon wrap, broccoli with dip, applesauce, milk.

Wednesday ? chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, fresh fruit, milk.

Thursday ? taco snacker, corn, peaches, milk.

July 13 ? cheeseburger on a bun, baked beans, fresh fruit, milk.

Any child through age 18 can have a free, healthy lunch; a child does not have to qualify for free lunches during the school year to eat the free summer lunches.

Adults over 18 can purchase a meal for $3.50, but children are served lunch first.

Lunch is served:

? 11:15-11:45 a.m. at the Fairfield Public Library;

? 11:30 a.m. to noon at Pence Elementary School;

? noon to 12:30 p.m. at Maharishi School?s Kids Explore Summer Camp; and

? 12:05-12:35 p.m. at the Roosevelt Community Recreation Center.

Children do not have to eat lunch at the same location each day.

The Fairfield school district?s free summer lunch program continues through Aug. 24.

The free local lunches are part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture?s nationwide Summer Food Service Program.

For information, call Fairfield school district food services director Stephanie Hawkins at 472-2655 Ext. 6703.

Find updates on the Fairfield Community School District?s website at