HOMEMADE MEALS (YES, YOU CAN TASTE THE LOVE!) MADE FRESH DAILY.  Oh, and did we mention it's only 5 bucks to eat at the Center and $6 to grab it and go? It's a great deal either way. Still not sure? Take a look at the menu- or better yet, just download it to your phone, tablet, or laptop. We recommend FRIED CHICKEN DAY, BECAUSE, WELL, LIFE IS JUST BETTER WITH FRIED CHICKEN AND MASHED TATERS.  AND GRAVY. AND BREAD.  Come and have a bite with us, the conversation is always interesting, and we love making new friends!

The Community Meal Program at the Carpenter Center now serves lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, with take home meals available on Fridays for weekend consumption.  The Community Meal Program, featuring cook Becky Reisig-Tower, is open to the public for dine-in and carry out service.  For $5.00, join us at the Center, 116 Terry Blvd, in Terrytown, or pay $6.00 for to-go meals. Plan ahead!  Meal reservations must be made no later that 11 am the day prior to your chosen dining day by calling the Carpenter Center, 308/635-8422.  Weekend carry-out meals need to be reserved by no later than 11 am on Thursdays.  Weekend meals are to-go only ($6/each) and need to be picked up on Friday between 11:30am and 12:30pm.  Our monthly menus are available on our website,

What about FREE meals?  Carpenter Center is an approved meal site for the Social Services for Aged and Disabled Adults (SSAD) program.  If you are age 60 or older, blind and/or disabled, you may qualify for services.  In order to be eligible for services through SSAD, an individual or married couple must meet certain qualifications, including resource and income tests.  

To apply for congregate meals and/or to-go meals (which are not delivered, but are available for pick-up,) please call 1-800-383-4278 or go online to

 Lunch has never looked or tasted so good!