Peace Meal Senior Nutrition Program
What is the OSF Peace Meal Program?
OSF Peace Meal helps seniors improve their nutrition, sustain their independence and enhance their quality of life through meals, fellowship and a connection to other services they may need. The Peace Meal program was established to improve food security among older adults. OSF Peace Meal is more than delivering nutritious food, it includes an opportunity to do a wellness check and provide for meaningful interactions for seniors in the community.
When did OSF begin to oversee the Peace Meal Program and who we serve?
Effective December 1, 2020, OSF HealthCare, in partnership with Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, worked together to provide nutritious meals five days a week for seniors age 60 and older. The program is available in Champaign, DeWitt, Ford, Iroquois, McLean, Piatt and Livingston counties. These counties are all served by an OSF HealthCare hospital. Meals are funded in part through the East Central Illinois Agency on Aging, Inc. and the generosity of our OSF donors.
How many individuals are currently being served by the OSF Peace Meal Program?
In 2020, Peace Meal served over 335,000 meals to our senior population. Over 1,300 individuals receive meals every day in our counties.