County of Marin Health and Human Services

Nutrition Services for Older Adults

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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 homebound (not driving), 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.