June 30, 2020

Pocatello Senior Center Staff and Volunteers, Andy Guerra, Marty Riedle (Staff), George Oyama, Anita Valladolid (Director), Joe Zavala (Staff)

In the early stages of the COVID-19 lockdown, Pocatello’s Senior Activity Center, like most places with food service, closed down.  At the time, they were serving about 70 meals per day with a sit-down service.

Now, after reopening with curbside service only, the number of meals served per day has more than doubled, with a record set recently of 160 meals served in one day.

Senior Activity Center staff and volunteers cook and provide a hot meal daily, Tuesday through Friday, to seniors who drive through the back parking lot of the center.  The nutritious meals typically contain a meat item, vegetables, fruit, and often include a fresh baked cookie.

Meals are provided free-of-charge to seniors, but those wishing to do so can make a donation.

The meal schedule is posted monthly online and in the Senior Activity Center Newsletter, The Scoop.

To learn more about the Senior Activity Center, visit:


To see July’s menu, click on the tab for June/July Monthly Menu.

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