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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

Programs

Senior Nutrition Programs

Home-Delivered Meals
 

For those who want to continue living in their home, but who are unable to shop and cook, having meals delivered each day by a friendly volunteer can be an ideal service.

  • Two nutritionally balanced meals - one hot and one cold - are brought into the home
  • Meals are delivered Monday through Friday by a friendly volunteer (including holidays)
  • Meals can be delivered on a long-term basis or a temporary basis
  • Special diets can be accommodated
  • Service can usually begin within a few days of application

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 session per participant. Limited quantities are available.

 
Distribution is held every two (2) months at 9 different locations located around Anne Arundel County (seven (7) senior centers, Independence Room Heritage, and Hein). This program will have a continuous registration process. 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 Program was 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. 

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

Home Delivered Meals

Location Phone Number
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland

 (410) 626-7543

Contact

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