Nutrition services provide a vital link in maintaining the health of older Californians by preventing premature institutionalization and improving their overall quality of life. The California Department of Aging administers nutrition services funded by the federal Older Americans Act and state general fund dollars through the network of Area Agencies on Aging and their service providers. They serve Californians 60 years of age or older, with preference given to those in greatest economic or social need and to low-income multi -ethnic individuals. Participants are provided an opportunity to contribute to the cost of the meal. Meals must meet nutritional standards by providing a minimum of one-third of the Dietary Reference Intake and typically feature an entree, two vegetables, bread, dessert, milk, and juice.
Meals are served Monday through Friday (except holidays). Click on this link to view a list of Dining Centers within Recreation and Parks for older adults. Please call your nearby dining site for details and information.
Home Delivered Meals
Hot lunches can be delivered to the homes of eligible older adults who are physically unable to cook, shop, or attend a Dining Center. These Home Delivered Meals are available to older adults age 60 and over who are home bound. For Congregate or Home Delivered Meals, please contact the Los Angeles Department of Aging at (213) 482-7252.
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is a 501(c)3 non-proﬁt organization that distributes food and other essentials to children, seniors, and families and other individuals in need. For more information call (323) 234-3030.