Food Assistance for Seniors
There are resources available to assist older adults in getting the food they need. Food is important to maintain a quality of life and avoid unnecessary medical costs!
No senior should ever go hungry. Here are resources we have to help. Complete the survey and login to see recommended options for you:
Congregate meals are meals served in group settings to people who are at least 60 years of age. Meals are served 5 to 7 days a week. Besides the regular menu, birthday, holiday, and special dinner menus may be available. The meals are healthy and designed to meet the nutritional needs of adults 60 and over.
Home Delivered Meals
Meal delivery service for seniors offer the perfect solution. Meal deliver services deliver meals that are nutritious, delicious and delivered right to your door. We offer a simple, convenient meal delivery service for seniors. You choose what you want to eat, with dozens of healthy, chef-prepared menu options.
Senior Farmers' markets
TheSeniors Farmers'MarketNutrition Program (SFMNP) is designed to: Provide low-income seniors with access to locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey and herbs. Increase the domestic consumption of agricultural commodities through farmers' markets, roadside stands, and community supported agricultural programs.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs
SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. SNAP is a federal program that helps millions of low-income Americans put food on the table. Across the United States there are 9.5 million families with children on SNAP. It is the largest program working to fight hunger in America.
A food pantry provides three-day food packages to families that have a place to live, but not enough food. These packages are designed to provide nutritionally balanced meals. Soup kitchens serve individuals in need of a hot meal, the only meal of the day for many of them.
A food bank is a non-profit organization that collects and distributes food to hunger-relief charities. Food banks act as food storage and distribution depots for smaller front line agencies; and usually do not themselves give out food directly to people struggling with hunger.
Senior Community Centers
A senior center is a type of community center where older adults can congregate to fulfill many of their social, physical, emotional, and intellectual needs. In the United States, many towns have senior centers that are usually locally funded, though some may receive state and federal money. Most senior centers offer daily or weekly meal options.