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Senior Center Meal Program Works Every Weekday to Fill Need, But Challenges Remain

by Carolyn Bick


Shiny, blushed coral apples sit in rows on the tables in front of brown paper bags. Lined up almost perfectly straight, one right next to the other, they almost look like little cherubs, dutifully waiting their turn to leap into a bank of puffy clouds.

But they aren’t mythical creatures. They’re vital sources of nutrition for the more than 160 seniors who rely on the Southeast Seattle Senior Center’s hot meal program. On this particular Thursday morning, a handful of masked volunteers works to prepare the day’s meal, a steaming-hot, colorful mix of vegetables cooked with golden cubes of fried tofu served over a couple scoops of white rice.

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Senior Center On Front lines of Community Aid, While Seeking It

by Carolyn Bick


Bill rustled open the somewhat battered plastic bag he’d brought along with him, as Linda Lewis put aside two brown bag lunches for him from the grab-and-go cart set up inside the Southeast Seattle Senior Center (SESSC).

“Okay, I’ll be here tomorrow,” Bill said, after the center’s chef, Sharon Smith, offered to make him something special. Bill doesn’t eat red meat, and Tuesday’s menu was set to involve ham. Continue reading Senior Center On Front lines of Community Aid, While Seeking It