County of Marin Health and Human Services

Nutrition Services for Older Adults


Nutrition Program for Older Adults

Marin County offers home-delivered meals for residents aged 60 and older. There are no income limits. Participants are asked to contribute $3.50/meal delivered to your home. Contributions are voluntary and no one is turned away for lack of funds.  Funding for this program, in part, is made available by the Older Americans Act, administered locally  by the  Marin County Department of Health and Human Services, Aging and Adult Services.

Home Delivered Meal Program Details

  • Home delivered meals are for seniors who are who are homebound, isolated, and considered frail.
  • All participants are screened over the phone.
  • Healthy meals are prepared with special attention to dietary guidelines and meet 1/3 of daily recommended intake.
  • There is a Vegetarian and Regular meal option.
  • Participants are provided with one meal a day. Meals delivered cover  three, five, or seven days a week based on need.
  • You will be informed of the approximate delivery time of your meal.
  • You must be home at the time of your meal delivery. Meals cannot be left unattended and must be promptly refrigerated.
  • You may suspend meal delivery for up to four (4) weeks and restart service by calling (415) 473-INFO (4636).
  • If you need to cancel a meal, call (415) 473-INFO (4636) seven days  in advance.
  • Participants may be declined service, or have services suspended or terminated, due to ineligibility, behavior issues, repeated cancellations without adequate notice, or repeated unsuccessful deliveries.
  • Depending on the need for services, you may be placed on a waiting list.

Congregate Meal Program Details

Congregate Nutrition Services provide hot and nutritious meals to older adults and other eligible participants in a congregate (community) setting.  The program gives participants the chance to socialize over food, with many participants reporting seeing friends more often and making new ones.  Meals served are required to adhere to federal nutrition guidelines, contain one-thrid of the Dietary Reference Intakes, meet state and local food safety and sanitation laws, and be appealing to older adults.

This program is funded through the Older Americans Act and administered by Marin County Aging and Adult Services.  The meals, frequently described by participants as "delicious," are provided by Community Action Marin (CAM).  CAM is a Marin-based nonprofit with a long history of providing food to the community.

Meals are provided at no cost; there is also a voluntary contribution of $3.00 per meal.

Congregate Meal Program Schedule

San Geronimo Valley Community Center: Mondays at 12:00 pm

Address: 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo, CA 94963

Margaret Todd Senior Center: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 pm

Address: 1560 Hill Road, Novato, CA 94947

Albert J. Boro Community Center: Wednesdays at 11:30 am

Address: 50 Canal Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

Goldenaires (San Rafael Community Center): Wednesdays at 11:00 am - Except for the third Wednesday of every month

Address: 618 B Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

Corte Madera Community Center: Thursdays at 12:00 pm

Address: 498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925

The Hilarita: Fridays at 12:00 pm

Address: 100 Ned's Way, Tiburon, CA 94920

For More Information or to Enroll

For more information or to sign up for meals at all sites except San Geronimo Valley Community Center, call 415-473-INFO (4636).

Call (415) 488-8888 for San Geronimo Valley Community Center's meals.

What to Expect When Calling:

To attend a congregate meal, you must make a reservation in advance, so that an accurate number of meals can be ordered. The deadline is the Thursday of the week before you plan to attend. 

An automated service will answer your call and a social worker will return your call within 1-2 business days. 

  • Select language 
  • Press 2 to leave a voice message 
  • Voice messages must include: 
    • The program you are interested in (Congregate Meal or Home-Delivered Meal) 
    • Your Name 
    • Your Phone Number 
    • Best times to call you during office hours (Monday - Friday 9 am to 4 pm) 

Note:  The first time you call, you will be asked to enroll in the program. The social worker will ask your name, date of birth, and other demographic and nutrition questions. These questions are mandated by the California Dept. of Aging, which administers funding for this program.   




Updated February 22, 2024