Lyon County, KS Assistance Programs

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Lyon County Food Assistance Programs

Our list of food assistance programs includes: food pantries, soup kitchens, congregate meal programs in Lyon County.

North Lyon County Senior Center

423 Main Street
Allen, KS - 66833
Julia McGrew had a vision. She envisioned a distribution of hot meals for the elderly of Northern Lyon County. A Group of interested individuals visited senior centers in surrounding counties which already had active programs. In the fall of 1981, Julia McGrew began collecting signatures and funds to reach the goal. A committee was formed in 1982 to see what was needed. Ideas and knowledge of legal procedures were obtained. The first election of board officers for the North Lyon County Senior Center was held on March 10, 1983. The first officers were: Chairman - Amanda Parks; Vice Chairman - Ralph Aye; Secretary - Esther Holder; Treasure - Hildred Whittington; and Chaplin - Ralph Aye. The group discussed finding a central location for the senior center. From three proposals, it was decided to accept the free offer of the Frank Johnson building on the corner of 5th and Main in Allen. Work was needed to ready the building for use. Julia McGrew was named Project Director to receive monies and materials. It was said by Amanda Parks that Julia McGrew Showed "tireless and unselfish efforts for the community". Many volunteer hours were spent getting the building ready. Some of the volunteers mentioned were: Dorothy Aye, Ralph Aye, Everett Cook, Bill Davidson, Marilyn Davidson, Charles Eastman, Dan Fagan, Esther Holder, Nelloise Jackson, Julia McGrew, Marcia Morgan, Pete Pykiet, Bill Seitz, Virgil Shellenberger, Bud Stout, Mabel Sweet, Martie Sweet, Ed Taber, Virgil Taber, Walter Thomas, Mike Wecker, John Whittington, and Bill Wilke. The North Lyon County Senior Center opened in l984 with Wanda Spade as the manager until l989. One major undertaking in 1986, was a large quilt, consisting of 500 hours of work, by fourteen volunteers. Most of the work on this quilt was completed at the NLC Senior Center. It had beautifully embroidered livestock brands of ranches in the area. An auction for the quilt was held during the Allen centennial in 1986. Rancher, Buster Wheat's high bid..

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Emporia Senior Center Inc.

603 E 12th Ave
Emporia, KS - 66801
Mission Statement: To provide a community gathering space for seniors in and around Lyon County to enhance quality of life for all as we age. We lead positive social change and deliver value through information, friendship meals, service and social activities for members and guests...

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Lyon County Assistance Locations

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Housing Assistance

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Food Pantry Assistance

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Free clothing assistance

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