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Free or Reduced Cost Meals

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There are different kinds of free and reduced cost meal programs.   Check out the descriptions below to figure out which one could meet your needs or call 2-1-1.

Community Meals programs organize periodic suppers, lunches or other get-togethers that give community residents an opportunity to meet one another in a friendly and informal atmosphere while sharing a meal. Community meals are generally sponsored by churches, libraries and other local community organizations and coordinated by volunteers.

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Congregate Meals/Nutrition Sites provide hot meals on a regular basis for people who are elderly, adults with disabilities or other targeted populations.  They are often run through senior centers and serve a daily hot meal to the program participants and offer a chance to socialize. This can be a major help for older people who live independently but have trouble cooking for themselves.  Congregate meals are often combined with recreational, educational and social activities.

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Home Delivered Meals/ Meals on Wheels prepare and deliver regular meals to older adults and people with disabilities who are unable to shop and/or prepare the food for themselves or travel to a site where a meal is being served.

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