Monroe County, MO Assistance Programs

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Monroe County Food Assistance Programs

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

Senior Citizens Community Center

112 E. Marion
Paris, MO - 65275
In the fall of 1978, a group of concerned citizens from Paris, Missouri recognized the need for a Senior Citizen Center and a community-wide effort to promote proper nutrition. Local businesses and people responded to this by forming a steering committee and raised over $3,000. The Paris Jaycee Chapter agreed to serve as the sponsoring agency. The former IGA building was selected to serve as the site and later was renovated through the help of volunteers. Donations for the local community of tables, chairs, and couches furnished the new center. On April 26, 1980, the center hosted its first open house and served its very first community meal to senior citizens. As the positive impact became evident, the scope of services began to include: recreational programming, craft store, social events, advocacy training, wellness programs, in-home outreach, personal care, medical monitoring, and regular community fundraisers. For over three decades, services have continued to benefit both senior citizens and the community at large. Presently, the Senior Center provides congregate hot meals 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, for elderly residents over the age of sixty years old and distributes Meals on Wheels 6 days a week to those in surrounding areas who are home bound...

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Monroe City Senior Nutrition Center

314 South Main Street
Monroe City, MO - 63456
The vision of a few individuals in the late 70's became a reality in the 80's. Ground was broken on September 26, 1980 by Board members John Fields, Vivian Woods, Aletha Hart, M.W. Betts, Ether Bono, Vic Losson, Helen Hunolt, Anna Mae Eliiot, and Lucille Pierceall. The Monroe City Nutrition Center began services to residents age 60 and over and handicapped adults 18-59 in parts of Monroe, Marion, and Ralls county in January of 1982. The Monroe City Senior Nutrition Center provides meals, personal care, homemaker chore, respite, information and assistance, socialization, educational and recreational activities to elderly and handicapped adults. We serve Monroe City, Palmyra, Perry, Philadelphia, Center, and the surrounding rural area. Nutrition and in-home programs reduce the isolation of older adults and provide a link to other social and rehabilitation services. Our goal is to assist seniors and handicapped adults to maintain their independence and prevent premature institutionalization. Funding: The Monroe City Senior Nutrition Center is a nonprofit organization supported by meal contributions, private donations, fundraising activities, the Northeast Area Agency on Aging, the United Way, and various grants. Volunteers are the heart of our program. They assist us with meal delivery to the homebound, food preparation, clerical, fundraising, and special events. Our program has over 300 unduplicated volunteers from age 7 to 100...

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