Marion County – BCMW Project B.R.E.A.D.
P.O. Box 729, Centralia, Illinois 62801
Site Locations: Centralia & Salem
#26 Salem Business Center South
Salem, IL 62881
Serving individuals, families and children in Bond, Clinton, Marion and Washington counties since 1967.
308 North Locust
Centralia, IL 62801
For further information, please contact the BCMW Resource Specialist within your county, or fill in and submit the form below, or call Stephanie Mellenthin at 618-532-7388 Ext. 130...Thanks.
Provision of nutritious meals in a congregate meals site promotes better health and reduces isolation. Each meal served contains at least one-third (1/3) of the current recommended dietary allowance as established by the Food and Nutrition board of the National Academy of Sciences. Each site providing congregate nutrition services will be available to individuals age 60 or older and to their spouses. Social, recreational and informational activities are also planned at most sites.
Home Delivered Meals
Provisions of nutritious meals to older persons age 60 or over, who are home-bound because of illness, physical or mental impairment or if otherwise isolate. Each meal delivered contains at least one third (1/3) of the current recommended dietary allowance as established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Recipients must be determined to be in need of a home-delivered meal.
What is Project B.R.E.A.D.?
Project Bread is a nutritional program providing a well-balanced noon-time meal for senior citizens (men and women over the age of 60). This Project is the idea of Basic Right of the Elderly to an Adequate Diet and is funded by Midland Area Agency on Aging.
What does Project B.R.E.A.D. do?
Project Bread helps senior citizens maintain their physical health by providing essential nutrients at the noon-time meal. In addition, nutritional information is provided through speakers and pamphlets.
Those unable to attend at the meal-site may be eligible for the Home Delivered Meal Program.
Project Bread contributes to the general well-being of senior citizens through social contracts, stimulation companionship, and the benefits of friendship, conversation, social activities and services.
What is the Cost of a Meal?
A donation or contribution is asked to help defray the cost of the meal. In most of our sites the suggested donation is $4 per meal or the amount a senior can personally afford. No senior citizen will be turned away because of the lack of the ability to contribute; however, the services we provide greatly depends on the donations that are received.