Nutrition Services

Eating well plays an important role in the health and wellbeing of the older adults we serve and can be a key factor in a person’s ability to remain independent at home.  Our hot nutritious meals delivered to the home or enjoyed at one of our Community Dining Centers or Lunch Clubs are designed for the specific nutritional needs of older adults.  The program relies on hundreds of volunteers to help deliver, package and serve meals.

Meals on Wheels

A nutritious meal delivered by a friendly driver is much more than sustenance.  It goes a long way in helping maintain independence.  Meals on Wheels are provided short-term or long-term to homebound older adults age 60 and older who are unable to prepare a nutritionally balanced meal for themselves.  Cold evening meals and frozen weekend meals are also available for clients who have no other resources.  Meals are delivered between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays.

There are no income guidelines for Meals on Wheels and no fee for the service, but we do ask for a donation to help to pay for the program.  The suggested donation amount of $3.00 per meal is reflected in a monthly donation statement.  However, we never deny anyone a meal if they can’t afford to donate.

To make a referral to start delivery of Meals on Wheels, call Tri-Valley’s Information & Resource Department.

Nutrition Education

A registered dietitian provides nutrition education programs at Community Dining Center locations plus one-on-one nutrition counseling for homebound clients who receive Meals on Wheels.

Emergency Food Pantry

The Nutrition Program maintains an emergency food pantry for clients of Tri-Valley aged 60 and older.  A 3-day supply of shelf-stable food will be delivered to clients experiencing a temporary shortage.

For additional emergency food assistance in your local community contact:

Worcester County Food Bank
508-842-3663 or

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