Island Senior: Wednesday lunches at the Mullis Center

Posted June 2, 2022 at 8:15 am by

Gayle Rollins, Mullis Center Lead Cook - Ian Cassinos, Food Service Manager - Nancy Geist, Mullis Center Assistant Cook — Contributed photo

Last month, the Mullis Cen­ter cau­tious­ly tip-toed into restart­ing the onsite com­mu­ni­ty lunch pro­gram. With COVID cas­es remain­ing high and with guid­ance from the health depart­ment and our recent com­mu­ni­ty sur­vey, the Mullis Cen­ter is exper­i­ment­ing with a new, less for­mal, more open, and adapt­able lunch program.

The com­mu­ni­ty we serve is right­ful­ly cau­tious when it comes to COVID, so with that in mind we have opened up the pro­gram for greater social dis­tanc­ing and with a few new health and safe­ty protocols.

In a more casu­al come-and-go set­ting, lunch will be served between noon and 1 p.m. The din­ing room will be open at 11:45 a.m. but we encour­age you to come at dif­fer­ent times up until 1 p.m. to be served. We ask that you lim­it the num­ber of peo­ple at your table to five or six. Weath­er per­mit­ting, there will be out­door seat­ing on the patio.

Look for­ward to more local pro­duce. In response to the recent sur­vey, we plan to incor­po­rate more food from local farms. Sal­ads and desserts are now indi­vid­u­al­ly plated.

If you wish, you may get your lunch to-go. Please call 360–378-2677 by 9:30 a.m. on lunch days to let staff know you would like a take­out lunch. Take­out lunch pick-up time is usu­al­ly between 11:15 and 11:30 a.m.

Don’t for­get to check in. Meals served must be record­ed for fund­ing pur­pos­es. Meals are pro­vid­ed for a sug­gest­ed dona­tion of $5, or what­ev­er is afford­able, for folks over 60 and for their spouses/partners, unpaid care­givers, and dis­abled depen­dents. For young­sters under 60, the cost is $8.50, cash or checks accepted.

Masks are not man­dat­ed and of course we take them off to eat. Still, it is a good idea to con­sid­er wear­ing one when not eat­ing until COVID cas­es decrease in our com­mu­ni­ty. You can find more infor­ma­tion includ­ing a mask­ing update by check­ing out the Mullis Cen­ter web­site. The month­ly lunch menu is post­ed on the web­site and on the Mullis Cen­ter Face­book page. You can also sub­scribe to the month­ly Senior Sig­nal newslet­ter and/or week­ly e‑updates by con­tact­ing us at 360–378-2677 or

We look for­ward to see­ing you at lunch!

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