Each weekday, 1,100 residents of northeastern Kansas City, MO, rely on the Don Bosco Senior Center for a hot meal. Although some seniors are strong enough to come to the center for lunch, hundreds of others are homebound and must have their meals delivered. For these seniors, including Pearl Gardner, the center is an invaluable resource.

Wade Freeman, president of Don Bosco, recently initiated a for-profit catering service to be run out of the senior center kitchen. Profits from catering events are channeled back into the center to help provide more meals for the neighborhood's residents.