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County celebrates new meal site for seniors in Cold Springs

By ThisIsReno

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE

Washoe CountyWashoe County Senior Services and Vice Chair/Commissioner Bonnie Weber were to celebrate the opening of a new congregate meal site in Cold Springs this morning.

“Nevada ranks tenth lowest in the nation in food security for seniors,” said Washoe County Senior Services Director Grady Tarbutton. “Governor Sandoval has a state plan to improve food service for all Nevadans, and we expect the nutrition program in Cold Springs to provide access to nutritious meals for some of the county’s most vulnerable low-income seniors.”

The congregate meal is free and open to seniors 60 and over seeking friendship, entertainment and a healthy meal. Seniors can make a suggested donation of $2 per meal. Individuals under 60 are also welcome to enjoy the program for a $4 fee. Valley Services, the county’s food service contractor for the Senior Nutrition Program, began lunch service Dec. 2.

Seniors who would like to participate in the lunch program can call meal site manager Shelly Forman at (775) 971-8542 to request additional information or to reserve a hot meal or a salad. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to1 p.m. More information is also available from Washoe County Senior Services at (775) 328-2533.