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Senior Congregate Meal Program

A congregate meal is a nutritionally balanced meal served in a specific location such as a community or senior center. Congregate meals are primarily for the fairly mobile senior population. In order to qualify for this program individual must be age 60 or older. PRVO operates congregate meal sites in Forrest, Jones, Marion, and Pearl River Counties. Funding is provided by the Southern Mississippi Planning & Development District.

About the Program

Each meal site provides to its participants the added benefit of a reduced feeling of isolation and increased sense of independence. The sites offer a location for active seniors to socialize and connect with other active seniors within their community. Activities at each center varies from Bingo, quilting and checkers to workshops educating the seniors on healthcare issues, diabetic care and supplies, and proper nutrition. 

Seniors citizens are provided a nutritious lunch five days per week and an opportunity to engage in various interactive social activities. PRVO operates senior centers at four locations in Lamar County. Locations are in Lumberton, Oak Grove, Purvis, and Sumrall. Funding and locations for centers were provided by the Lamar County Board of Supervisors.

PRVO also operates congregate meal sites in Forrest , Jones, Lamar, Marion and Pearl River Counties. This service is provided in conjunction with the Lamar County Board of Supervisors and the Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District. This past year PRVO provided 20,928 congregate meals to 2,403 senior citizens.

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program

PRVO partnered with the Mississippi Food Network Program to provide food boxes to low-income individuals who are at least 60 years of age. The agency utilized CSBG staff and volunteers to distribute food on a monthly basis in Covington, Forrest, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lamar, Marion, and Perry Counties. Food boxes are provided by the United States Department of Agriculture.

Meal Sites & Senior Centers

Hours of Operation 8am - 2pm
For more information about the Congregate Meal Sites and Senior Centers please call:


Palmer's Crossing Center

225 Tatum Road
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Monday – Friday

Arco Lane Center

433 Arco Lane
Laurel, MS 39440
Monday – Friday

Columbia Senior Center

1060 Hwy 13
South Columbia, MS 39429
Monday -Thursday

Oak Grove Senior Center

5874 West 4th Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Monday – Friday

Sumrall Senior Center

90 Pine Street
Sumrall, MS 39482
Monday -Friday

Purvis Senior Center

218 Shelby Street
Purvis, MS 39475
Monday – Friday

Lumberton Senior Center

514 5th Avenue
Lumberton, MS 39455
Monday – Friday

St. Matthew's Senior Center

2301 James Thomas Street
Picayune, MS 39466
Monday – Friday

Raine Street Senior Center

504 Raine Street
Poplarville, MS 39470
Monday – Friday