Lunches being served at area community centers for the week beginning Dec. 2.

Fairmount Community Center, 217 S. Cedar St., Independence. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. Cost of lunch: $3.50 for everyone. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance: call 254-8334. Each meal is served with bread or roll and milk.

Monday: Chicken parmesan, potatoes au gratin, spinach, dessert.

Tuesday: Barbecue pork, barbecued beans, tater tots, dessert.

Wednesday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots, dessert.

Thursday: Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, dessert.

Friday: Baked fish, scalloped potatoes, peas, dessert.


Palmer Center, 218 N. Pleasant St., Independence. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. Suggested donation $3, guests $6. You may reserve a meal up to three days in advance. To make or cancel your reservation, call 325-6200. Inclement weather line: 325-7999 ext. 4. All meals are served with milk.

Monday: Chicken stir fry with veggies, rice, pickled beets, Mandarin oranges, whole-wheat bread, shortbread cookies.

Tuesday: Beef stew with vegetables, salad, banana, corn muffins, oatmeal/raisin cookie

Wednesday: Swiss steak with tomato, mashed potatoes, peas/carrots, apple slices, multigrain bread, tapioca pudding.

Thursday: Breaded fish, coleslaw with vinegar dressing, root vegetables and kale, tropical fruit mix, multigrain bread.

Friday: Christmas celebration lunch.


Vesper Hall, 400 N.W. Vesper St., Blue Springs. Lunch is served 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Reservations: Call 816-228-0181 or stop by Vesper Hall front counter. Meals must be reserved by 2 p.m. one working day prior to the meal. Cost: $3.50 donation for ages 60 and older; $5.75 fee for ages 59 and younger.

Monday: Herb-spiced chicken, baked potato, California veggies, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday: Pot roast Milano, Cajun slaw, buttered peas and carrots, fresh grapes.

Wednesday: Baked chicken parmesan, Italian squash and zucchini, tossed salad, diced pears.

Thursday: Beef stew, pickled beets, steamed broccoli, sliced peaches.

Friday: Mushroom Swiss burger, waffle fries, broccoli/raisin salad, Oregon berries.