Lunches being served at area community centers for the week beginning Jan. 6.

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 the 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: Stuffed pepper with meat, steamed Italian zucchini and yellow squash, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday: Hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes with gravy, sliced cooked carrots, crushed pineapple in Jell-O.

Wednesday: Ham and beans, winter mixed vegetables, cornbread, tropical fruit.

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

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


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 and noodles, California vegetables, dessert.

Tuesday: Pork bake, stuffing, Antigua vegetables, dessert.

Wednesday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, dessert.

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

Friday: Garlic butter fish, wild rice, peas and carrots, 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 fried rice, stir fry vegetables, coleslaw vinegar dressing, pineapple mandarin mix, white whole grain bread.

Tuesday: Beef-mac casserole, green beans, vanilla wafer banana pudding, pears.

Wednesday: Mexican taco salad, lettuce/tomato, Mexicali corn, oranges.

Thursday: Pepper steak, stir fry vegetables, cold pickled beets, Mandarin oranges, multigrain bread.

Friday: Chicken parmesan, wheat fettuccine noodles, Brussels sprouts, salad, bananas, white whole grain bread.