Senior Nutrition Program
|Congregate Nutrition Sites and Meals on Wheels|
The Senior Nutrition Program provides nutritional lunchtime meals to active senior citizens at Congregate Meal Sites and delivers to homebound seniors through the Meals on Wheels Program, throughout the Louisville Metro area. These programs help to improve the lives of older adults by supporting good nutritional health and promoting their independence and well-being.
*Notice as of March 16, 2020 - the Senior Congregate sites are temporarily closed until further notice to help stem the spread of COVID-19. Please call 574-6325 for information regarding services provided during the pandemic.
Congregate Nutrition Sites offer an opportunity for seniors age 60 and older to come to one of 22 neighborhood locations for a nutritious lunch, socialization and activities. Most sites are open from 9am to 1pm Monday through Friday. Click here for brochure/site information.
Home delivered meals (Meals on Wheels) are delivered to the homebound elderly from the various nutrition sites. Meals are provided to qualified individuals, age sixty or older, who are homebound due to illness. A social worker from our agency conducts an in-home visit to make this assessment. A waiting list is maintained to accommodate the ever growing need in this community. Those in the greatest physical, social and economic need are given priority as a vacancy becomes available. Refer a senior to the program.
The Congregate Meal sites and Meals on Wheels Programs would not be possible to operate without the help of hundreds of dedicated volunteers. During COVID, service delivery has been modified and we are now seeking volunteers to pick up from distribution sites and deliver frozen meals one day a week to homebound residents. See volunteer description here.
How to Donate
In addition to the support of our great volunteers, monetary donations can also make a big difference in the life of a senior.
For general information about the Senior Nutrition Program, please call 502.574.6325.
The Senior Nutrition Program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through a contract with the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA). Other sources of funding include Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government and private donations.