The Elderly Nutrition Program provides meals served in group settings and delivered to people’s homes.
To receive a home deliverd meal or find a meal site in your community, contact one of the following organizations:
Lifescape Community Services at 1-800-779-1189
Counties served: Winnebago, Boone, Lee,Ogle
NICAA Golden Meals at (815) 232-8896
Counties served: Stephenson, JoDaviess, Carroll, Whiteside
Voluntary Action Center at (815) 758-5703
County served: DeKalb
Group Site Meals
Meals are served weekdays in multiple locations in northwestern Illinois including senior centers, churches, senior housing, and restrauants.
When older adults cannot leave their homes and cannot personally prepare nutritious meals, home delivered meals are an available option. Volunteers who deliver meals to homebound older persons have an important opportunity to check on the welfare of the homebound elderly and are encouraged to report any health or other problems that they may observe during their visits.
Meals served under the Nutrition Program must provide at least one-third of the daily recommended dietary allowances established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council.
The Nutrition Program also provides a range of related services including nutrition screening, assessment, education and counseling.
Older adults who participate in either the group site (congregate) meal or home delivered meal programs are offered the opportunity to make voluntary contributions toward the cost of the program.