Food & Meal Services

Eating well every day can be a challenge for many older adults.  Several types of programs can help.

Regular nourishment is a key part of good health, but it's not always easy, either practically or financially. Learn about the services available to seniors in your area.

Local services may include:

 

Meals on Wheels

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Meals on Wheels brings prepared meals (and a bit of social interaction) to people who have trouble procuring or preparing their own food. 
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Brown Bag Programs

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Supplemental grocery programs help older adults and others in need by providing free or low-cost fruit, vegetables, and other nutritional food items. 
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Pantries & Food Banks

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Stocked with donated or surplus food, community pantries and food banks run by volunteers provide basic groceries for seniors and others in need.
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Food Stamps & Vouchers

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Food-purchase credit from the federal government is available through state and local agencies. Learn about eligibility standards and other rules.
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Tip

Eat 3 or more servings of low or nonfat dairy products daily. If lactose-intolerant, try lactose-free dairy products or add lactase to milk.

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