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.
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
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 the congregate or home-delivered meal programs, call (415) 473-INFO (4636).
What to Expect When Calling:
An automated service will answer your call and a social worker will return your call within 1-2 business days.
- Select language
- Press 3 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 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)