Evanston’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department has been awarded over $40,000 to fund a senior congregate lunch program starting this fall.

The grant is administered through AgeOptions, the regional agency that distributes federal funding under the Older Americans Act. The grant will offset the cost of each meal and no eligible senior will be denied participation because of inability to contribute.

The Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., will serve lunches each weekday, while Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St., will serve a meal every Wednesday.

The grant is for one year and will be renewable for the next fiscal year, with an optional third year. Menus and other program components are still being determined.

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