Nutrition-Congregate and Home Delivered Meals

What is the Nutrition Program for Older Adults?

The Congregate Nutrition Program provides a meal, typically lunch, which offers one third of the recommended daily dietary allowance and is provided in a group setting. In addition to serving healthy meals, the program presents opportunities for social engagement, information on healthy aging, and meaningful volunteer roles, all of which contribute to an older individual’s overall health and well-being.

The Home-Delivered Meal Program provides a meal, typically lunch, to home bound older adults which offers one third of the recommended daily dietary allowance. This program serves much more than food. It provides a safety check, and sometimes the only opportunity for face-to-face contact or conversation that day.

Who qualifies for Nutrition Programs?

For Congregate Nutrition, it is individuals who are 60 years of age or older, and in some cases, their spouses, and/or persons with disabilities.

For Home Delivered Meals, it is individuals who are 60 years of age or older who are frail, homebound, or isolated, and in some cases, their spouses, and/or persons with disabilities.

How do I access the service?

Nutrition Programs are offered by local service providers supported by the Home and Community Care Block Grant. Click on the links below to find a program in your area.

Congregate Nutrition

Home Delivered Meals

How do I get more information about Nutrition Services?

For more information email the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services Nutrition Program Consultant  or call  919-855-3400.