Know Your Town —The Hungry Lunch Cafe

Know Your Town —The Hungry Lunch Cafe



Each time I walk into the Zion-Memorial United Church fellowship hall, I think of  the late Carman Lalonde. For those of you that did not know Carman he was one of a kind and you can read more about him here. In Memory of Carman Lalonde — Grandfather, Father and Historian of Lanark County

On Tuesday the council and mayor were invited to the Hungry Lunch Cafe for their Christmas dinner. I had no idea about this place until three weeks ago and must have been hiding under a rock. One of our local beloved recreational directors Jessica  Hansen says, “The *Carleton Place Community Enrichment Fund also supports this initiative each year and it is a very important organization in our community”.


Did you know the Hungry Lunch Café has been operating in Carleton Place for over 10 years?

Seniors, youth, persons or families who struggle to make ends meet, and anyone that needs a hot lunch and some company can get a great nutritious lunch every Tuesday free of charge in the Zion-Memorial United Church fellowship hall.



I was so busy talking to everyone I forgot to take a photo of my delicious Christmas lunch which consisted of delicious turkey and all the trimmings and pie! Music was played by David, iconic Noreen Young, and her husband. Shhhhh, no one is to know David plays the guitar! It’s a secret! Cat’s out of the bag now David!




So some Tuesday at noon if you are in the area and need some company and some good food, do drop into The Hungry Lunch at Zion-Memorial United Church fellowship hall, located at 37 Franklin St. You will not regret it!



Like this wonderful woman needs a name tag.. Jan Ferguson is her name!



*The Community Enrichment Program has been created to provide limited financial assistance to community groups and not-for-profit organizations within the Town of Carleton Place to assist with various activities.


and I donated with great gratitude….


Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and theSherbrooke Record and and Screamin’ Mamas (USACome and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now.

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In Memory of Carman Lalonde — Grandfather, Father and Historian of Lanark County


About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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