Starting in July Woodbridge residents will have a new breakfast and lunch option with the opening of the Meetinghouse Café in the Senior Center. The café will serve breakfast and lunch items between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.
On the menu are muffins and pastries, coffee, soups, sandwiches and salad. It is an outgrowth of the Senior Center hot lunch program, which serves a hot lunch on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Human Services Director Mary Ellen LaRocca and Senior Center Director Jeanette Glicksman addressed the Board of Selectmen at its June meeting to present the new program. They said they had visited several senior centers in the area to find out how they could make their programs more appealing to baby boomers. A café type service seemed to be a very successful feature. Some centers went from serving five hot lunches to 50 café lunches on any given day, Glicksman said.
The local program will be run by Elaine Marcuccio, who has been in charge of the hot lunch program for Woodbridge seniors for several years. She will continue to serve hot lunches on Tuesdays and Fridays. Meetinghouse Café is open to the general public. People can either take out or sit down to enjoy their food.
The menu will be posted on a Meetinghouse Café website. People can also call in to order ahead, (203) 887-5047 or (203) 389-3491.
By Bettina Thiel – Woodbridge Town News Correspondent