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City Helps Coordinate Free Lunches for Seniors on Fridays

Dave Judson handing food to a senior citizen in the drive through

City of Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department is working with Rock City Church, Hilliard Church of Christ, Mayfair of Hilliard and Heartland of Dublin to provide free box lunches from local businesses to Hilliard seniors on the next four Fridays.

Lunches are available to all seniors ages 55 and older at Rock City Church, 4311 Anson Drive, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Boxed lunches will be served drive-thru style in the church parking lot to ensure safety for everyone. In addition to lunch, each senior will also receive a gift bag of activities.

“Rock City Church and Hilliard Church of Christ reached out to us because they saw a need to help seniors in our community, and the partnership evolved from there,” said Hilliard Senior Center Coordinator Dave Judson. “This will give seniors who may be tired of cooking or getting fast food something to look forward to. Many of us are used to seeing each other multiple times a week at the senior center.”

Those who plan to participate should RSVP by calling (614) 876-0747. RSVPs are not required but encouraged.

What:

Free to-go lunches for senior citizens. 

When:

Friday, April 10, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Jimmy Johns sandwich, chips, and cookies

Friday, April 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Roosters Wings

Friday, April 25, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. restaurant to be determined

Friday, May 1, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. restaurant to be determined

Who:

Senior citizens ages 55 and older. There is no need to be a member of the Hilliard Senior Center or churches.

Where:

Rock City Church parking lot

4311 Anson Drive

Hilliard, Ohio

The City of Hilliard is also offering ‘Kind Care Calls’ to check in on seniors. City staff will call seniors two or three times a week to ensure they are safe and to chat with them during a time they might feel alone and isolated.  Sign up a senior by calling (614) 876-0747.

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