One of the most important services Thrive Alliance provides is our congregate meal sites. Although the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered these sites for many months, many of them are back in operation. They provide not only healthful, nutritious meals for those in need, they also provide a much needed social outlet for many. Current operating congregate meal sites are:

Bartholomew County
Armory Apartments
646 Franklin Street
Columbus, IN 47201

Columbus Drive-Through Location
1531 13th Street
United Way parking lot at 14th Street
Columbus, IN 47201

Brown County
Willow Manor
72 Willow Street
Nashville, IN 47448

Jackson County
Crothersville Senior Center
114 East Main Street
Crothersville, IN 47229

Jennings County
North Vernon Senior Housing
45 Henry Street
North Vernon,
IN 47265

Thrive Alliance congregate meal site participants share their stories

“I’m a mother and wife who has been married 58 years. We have four great kids. My husband comes from a big family, with 13 brothers and sisters. I came to the (Crothersville Senior Center) after I had been in a car wreck. I was a depressed person who was looking for something to do. I found the Senior Center and it gave me a new outlook on life! I made new friends who really love me and I really love them. We share food and play games. But, most of all – I got a new family!”


“I moved to Crothersville in 1970. I have been a widow since 1996. We had two sons. I taught elementary school for 34 years. I enjoy coming to the Senior Citizens Center for meals, to play Rummikub and to talk with friends. I eat the meat and vegetables from the dinners because I am doing a KETO weight loss program. I have lost over 50 pounds on the diet! I am an officer here and also take part in other organizations.”