"We have a really dynamic, energetic group that's been putting on the dinners," said Shepard. "So, we definitely need to spread the word and have people realize it's a fun thing to go to and positive."
Though the program was primarily started to assist the single parent or the elderly person having trouble making ends meet, no one will be turned away, Shepard said, and there is no requirement to show proof of income to attend.
"If people know someone they think could use [the program], they could always bring them," said Shepard. "I think we're going to have some harder economic times and we have to work together as a community to get each other through."
PeaceMeal will continue Saturday evenings at 5:30 p.m. through the winter. The meals are held in the Peru Community Church Fellowship Center, located at 13 Elm St.
For more information, call Shepard at 643-9719 or the church at 643-8641.
Donations toward the program, including items such as juice boxes, spaghetti or canned goods, may be delivered to the church or by contacting Shepard in advance.