BOOM presents contribution to LCCOA

Lincoln County, Mo. - Did you know that more than 15% of Lincoln County’s households are food-insecure? 

The food programs at Lincoln County Council on Aging are a first line of defense against hunger. LCCOA is able to serve families and individuals of all ages because of the generous support of individuals and other community partners.

Over the past year, LCCOA’s meal program has served more meals than any other time in our 43 years and when the Bank of Old Monroe heard that the organization needed support, BOOM stepped up to help ensure Lincoln County residents wouldn’t go hungry. 

“Nutritious meals help residents throughout Lincoln County live happier, healthier lives,” said LCCOA Growth Coordinator Lindsey Kelley. “We don’t want folks to have to choose between paying their electric or water bills or buying life-saving prescriptions and a daily meal.”

With support from community partners like the Bank of Old Monroe, LCCOA is able to provide the community with more services; from daily meals and activities, to evidence-based programs like “Health Through Gardening”, “Eat Smart Be Active”, and the “Aging Mastery Program” and, of course, Veterans Coffee Talk every Thursday. 

The organization’s motto is “Live Your Best Life,” and by supporting LCCOA, the Bank of Old Monroe is helping local residents live their best lives.

From left to right. LCCOA Executive Director Kelly Hardcastle, LCCOA Troy Site Director Janet Carver, Kelley and Mike Miller of the Bank of Old Monroe.