Homebound residents of Red River Parish can get hot lunches every weekday. The Council on Aging’s Home Delivered Meals program delivers thousands of meals a year to people 60+.
Council on Aging Director Liz Cannon explains that delivering meals is one of the many services the council provides. There are a few requirements. Cannon explains, “The program is only for residents living in Red River Parish. They must have reached their 60th birthday and a contribution of $3 per meal is requested.”
Red River’s Council on Aging is unique in northwest Louisiana because they prepare their meals daily in their own kitchen. Cannon says this means the food is fresh and hot when it arrives.
There are three vans making daily routes to every area of the parish. The drivers are Peggy Evans, Alzonia McIntyre and Charlotte Bolden. The meals are delivered at lunchtime Monday through Friday. In 2017 Cannon says they will deliver 12,000 meals in the parish.
For an application for Home Delivered Meals contact the Council on Aging on Front Street in Coushatta. Phone 932-5721.