There is some truth to the old adage, “a little goes a long way.” Our West Philadelphia Senior Community Center (WPSCC) will expand its capacity to provide free and nutritious meals to seniors in need and provide nutrition education workshops and cooking demonstrations – thanks to a $7,500 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.
The West Philadelphia Senior Community Center, operated by Lutheran Children and Family Service (LCFS,) serves over 1,600 adults each year. A majority of members are low-income residents of impoverished West and Southwest Philadelphia neighborhoods. The WPSCC offers a daily breakfast and hot lunch, education and recreation activities, health/wellness programs, benefits access and referral services and other supports to address the basic needs of seniors age 50 and older. Additionally, the Center operates an In-Home Support program which provides benefit access and referral services for up to 600 homebound seniors each year.