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Overview

The Senior Nutrition Program has four components: 
  • Home-Delivered Meal Program
  • Congregate Meal Program
  • Shop 'N Eat
  • Senior Farmers Market Coupon Program
  • COVID-19 Frozen Meal Distribution Program

Programs

Senior Nutrition Programs

Home-Delivered Meal

The Home-Delivered Meal Program provides two (2) meals, a hot lunch, and a cold dinner, to home-bound older adults within the community. This essential program provides those individuals with the ability to stay in their homes. These meals are delivered by Meals on Wheels volunteers, five (5) days a week (Monday through Friday).

Congregate Meal 

The Congregate Meal Program serves hot nutritious meals to seniors in a congregate setting such as a senior center, senior housing, and community centers. There are 18 nutrition sites throughout the county that provide a lunch meeting 1/3 of the United States Recommended Daily Allowance to seniors and disabled persons 5 days a week. Breakfast is also served at 10 of these sites. Participants (see eligibility guidelines) of this program are not charged for the meals though donations are accepted to help offset the cost. Anyone under 60 years of age is welcome to enjoy a meal at these sites but must pay full price. Please note that reservations are needed for meal service and can be made by contacting the site aide at the nutrition location you will be visiting.

Shop 'N Eat 

The Shop 'N Eat Program (Subsidizing Healthy-food Options Plus Nutrition Education and Training) provides nutrition education to empower seniors to make health selections while shopping through the use of subsidized cash grocery cards. Participants are able to purchase cash cards in increments of $20 to a maximum of $60 value ($30 cost to participant) per quarter per participant. Limited quantities are available.

 
Distribution is held quarterly through our seven Senior centers located around Anne Arundel County. Each participant must complete the application and attend the nutrition education class. Cash cards can only be used to purchase consumable food products. Items not included are household, personal care, pet car, alcohol mixers, and tobacco products.

 

Seniors Farmers Market Coupon Program

The Senior Farmers Market Coupon Programwas created to promote healthy eating habits among individuals and families, to provide participants with a source of wholesome, fresh vegetables, fruits, and cut herbs, and to increase the awareness and use of Maryland’s Farmers’ Markets. Coupons are available to low-income seniors. The coupons are used at authorized farmers’ markets and with authorized farmers. 

COVID-19 Frozen Meal Distribution Program

The COVID-19 Frozen Meal Distribution Program provides Anne Arundel County residents 60 years or older with the opportunity to receive 7 frozen complete meals weekly at their local senior activity center or any of our 13 nutrition sites. This program has been implemented to assist our older adults during the current pandemic. This program is open to Anne Arundel County residents aged 60 and older. Meals are distributed directly to the vehicle of each participant to ensure a contactless delivery.

Anyone interested in participating in this program must register through the Senior Nutrition Program by calling (410) 222-0256, by sending an email to [email protected], or fill out the form below.

 

Eligibility

Eligibility Guidelines For Nutrition Site Meals 

Age Classification Cost
60 Years or Older Participant Anonymous Contribution
60 Years or Older

Staff, Instructors,Volunteers

Anonymous Contribution
Under 60 Years of Age

Spouse of Participant - Regardless of Age

Anonymous Contribution
Under 60 Years of Age Volunteer in Nutrition (at least 6 hours per quarter) Anonymous Contribution
Under 60 Years of Age Staff, Instructors, Volunteers, Site Guests, Relatives of Participants, Handicapped or Disabled Individuals (except as listed below) Must Pay Full Cost of Meal
Under 60 Years of Age Handicapped or Disabled Residents of Senior Housing Where the Program is Offered Anonymous Contribution
Under 60 Years of Age Disabled Person Living With and Accompanied by a Participant Does Not Have to be a Relative Anonymous Contribution

Eligibility for Home Delivered Meals 

Must be 60 + years old

Eligibility for Shop 'N Eat

60 years old
Proof of  Anne Arundel County Residency
Application

Centers & Sites

Senior Centers and Nutrition Sites

Phone Number

Annapolis Senior Center (410) 222-1003
Arnold Senior Center Café (410) 222-1903
Bay Forest Café Nutrition Site (410) 222-1082
Brooklyn Park Senior Center Café (410) 222-6869
Brooklyn Park Senior Center Café (410) 222-7911
College Pkwy Café Nutrition Site (410) 222-1977
Glen Forest Café Nutrition Site (410) 222-0027
Glen Square Café Nutrition Site (410) 222-6264
Glenwood Café Nutrition Site (410) 222-1913
Heritage Crest Café Nutrition Site (410) 222-6262
Morris Hill Community Center Café (410) 789-5807
O’Malley Senior Center Café (410) 222-6223
Pasadena Senior Center Café (410) 222-0033
Pasadena Senior Center Café (410) 222-6240
Pinewood Village Café (410) 222-6224
Pinewood East Café Nutrition Site (410) 222-6288
Pumphrey Café Nutrition Site (410) 222-6299
South County Senior Center Café (410) 222-1912
 

Home Delivered Meals

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland

 (410) 626-7543

Contact

Department of Aging and Disabilities
Senior Nutrition Program
(410) 222-4464