Senior Meal Pickup Program updates distribution site locations due to tremendous response

March 19, 2020

During the first three days of Metro March for Meals, the meals pickup program provided nearly 2,500 frozen meal packs to seniors in Louisville.  Due to this tremendous response, a few of the distribution sites have been changed to better accommodate the traffic flow and ensure that recipients can remain in their cars for pickup.

 
Now through April 3, up to 1,000 frozen meal packs will be distributed each weekday at six locations throughout the community on a rotating schedule. The Louisville Metro Senior Nutrition Program, part of the Office of Resilience and Community Services (RCS), rolled out Metro March for Meals to provide meals for seniors ages 60 and older while the city responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meals will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from 10 a.m. until noon and are limited to one box per person, containing five frozen meals per pack, each week. Older adults in need are advised to go to the center closest to their homes for assistance.
 

Updated site distribution list.

  • Mondays – St. Stephen Church Parking Lot, (1018 S.  15th St., 40210 - Parking lot across the street from St. Stephen Church at the corner of South 15th and Kentucky streets)
  • Tuesdays – Beechmont Community Center (205 Wellington Ave., 40214)
  • Wednesdays – Sun Valley Community Center (6505 Bethany Lane, 40272) and East Government Center (200 Juneau Drive, 40243)
  • Thursdays – New site to be announced soon
  • Fridays – Former Kroger site in Old Louisville (924 S. Second St., 40203) 

This information is also available on this downloadable flyer.
 
Staff with the Louisville Metro Senior Nutrition program wish to thank the outpouring of support from the community to make Metro March for Meals possible.  This includes funding support by Louisville Metro Government and Louisville Metro Council, countless volunteers, including local leaders and several Metro Council members; the LMPD Traffic Unit and Special Response Team; Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office; Masterson’s Catering, for responding so quickly to prepare this food; Dean Foods for providing the milk; and KIDPA, Senior Nutrition’s grant funder for on-site and technical support. 
 
Thanks as well to Louisville Parks and Recreation, Jefferson County Public Schools, Domino Partners LLC, and St. Stephen Church for the use of their sites for distribution. 
 

Eligibility and guidelines to participate in Metro March for Meals:

  • Open to Jefferson County residents only, 60 years and older
  • Proof of age will be required
  • Participants are requested to stay in their cars for meal pickup to help ensure their safety. Please do not park and walk up to the distribution site.
  • To help ensure that seniors in need of assistance are being served, eligible seniors should be present at time of pickup. 
  • Each eligible adult will be able to receive one meal pack per week on a first come, first served basis. Each pack contains five frozen meals.

For current updates and more information on Metro March for Meals, call (502) 574-5223 or visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/resilience-and-community-services