Senior Meals at Congregate Sites

people seated at a tableSenior meals at congregate sites are nutritious meals served to senior adults in a group setting, such as a senior center, high-rise building, or community building. Meals are offered for a suggested donation.

Contact a senior center focal point near you that serve meals.

View the Dietary Guidelines that are used to determined the content of our meals.

View this link from the U of I Extension Office to find other places for food and meals.

Anyone aged 60 or older, their spouse, and disabled dependent who normally accompany the older person can participate in the meals program for a suggested donation. The older person can bring an under aged guest but he or she is required to pay the full cost for the meal.

Also, disabled people who reside in the same public housing where a meal site is located and volunteers at the meal site may participate in the meals program for a suggested donation.

Meals contain one-third of the current recommended dietary allowance. Menus are approved by a qualified individual and posted in advance.

To inquire about participating in the Senior Meals program in Southern Illinois, call the senior center focal point in your county.

Meals are also delivered to homebound senior adults. See the Home Delivered Meals program for more information.

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