RIDGEFIELD \u2014 Althugh the Lounsbury House hasn\u2019t held a senior luncheon since 2019, staff welcomed back seniors Monday morning for a free, drive-through meal. Seniors lined up in their cars between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the venue, waving hello from their rolled down windows while swiftly picking up lunch. The nonprofit traditionally invited Ridgefield\u2019s senior community into its grand dining rooms for a little socialization and free food in previous years but hasn\u2019t been able to do so since 2019 because of the pandemic, according to Executive Director Suzanne Brennan. Mary Bonsignore, a resident who regularly attended the venue\u2019s senior events before the pandemic, thinks Lounsbury did \u201ca wonderful job.\u201d \u201cI felt bad when we got the virus and we couldn\u2019t get together,\u201d she said, but added that the event coordinators were \u201cvery creative\u201d and what they pull together is \u201calways beautiful.\u201d \u201cI think it\u2019s great and important for the seniors to get out,\u201d she added. \u201cThey really reach out (to) the seniors in a special way.\u201d Brennan agreed and said the drive-through was a \u201cfun\u201d pop-up event in place of Lounsbury\u2019s typical sit-down events. She added that she and her staff will continue to hold events using the drive-through model for the next few months as more people get vaccinated. \u201cIt\u2019s our give back to the senior community,\u201d she said. \u201cWe have an appreciation for all the people who have made good things happen.\u201d Brennan allotted about 90 spots for the lunch, which sold out within two days of the event\u2019s announcement. Those who made reservations in advance were able to snag a personal pizza catered by Bailey\u2019s Backyard Pizza Pop-up and a salad and dessert provided by Ridgefield Meals on Wheels. Lounsbury was able to provide lunch free of charge as a result of various grants and donations from local partners such as Meals on Wheels, the Ridgefield Lions Club, Kellen Foundation and others.