The Senior Nutrition Program is Available To

Congregate Meals

  • People age 60 or older, and their spouses at any age.
  • Disabled people under age 60 who live in housing facilities occupied primarily by the elderly, where congregate meals are served. These clients can attend the congregate meal sites at the housing facility.
  • No income eligibility test is required.

Home Delivered Meals

  • People age 60 or older.
  • Meet home delivered meal eligibility requirements.
  • Individuals with disabilities who reside at home with older individuals who are eligible
  • No income eligibility test is required.

How to Apply

  • There are senior nutrition agencies located throughout Massachusetts. To find the nearest agency, call EOEA at 1-800-882-2003.
  • Call Aging Services Access Point/ nutrition programs or the local Council on Aging. The local agency can refer clients to congregate meal sites in their area over the telephone. Clients do not have to go to the agency office to apply.
  • The agency will direct clients to call the site manager to let them know when they will be coming to that meal site. If clients call before noon, they will be able to receive a meal.
  • If the client needs home-delivered meals, a program representative will arrange an appointment to meet with the client at home for a home-delivered meal assessment.
  • Clients who appear to need additional services will be referred to a home-care program that will provide home-delivered meals in conjunction with other services.
  • A donation of approximately $1.50-$2.25 is requested, but not required. All donations are strictly confidential.