Prepared Meals

Whether meal preparation is a challenge or just an inconvenience, it can be nice to let someone else do the cooking. These programs provide nutritious meals to older adults. Some meals are served in community settings where participants can also socialize and engage in activities. These are called congregate meals. Other programs deliver meals to clients' homes. Many congregate meal sites have temporarily switched to providing to-go meals during the pandemic.

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Congregate & To-Go Meals

Anyone 60 or older can enjoy lunch at one of many All Seasons Cafés throughout Sacramento County. Several of these sites are listed below, but check the Meals on Wheels by ACC website for the most current information and complete list of locations. Some congregate meal sites have temporarily suspended in-person dining during the pandemic and are offering to-go meals instead.

Cost: no cost (donations accepted)

Who Is Eligible: anyone 60 or older; some sites allow caregivers or others to eat for a fee

Address: 7375 Park City Drive, Sacramento, CA 95831

Phone: (916) 444-9533

Email: can send message through Contact Us page on website

Website: https://www.mowsac.org/our-meals/our-cafes/

Although temporarily suspended, the Chabolla Community Center normally serves meals Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 12:30pm.

Cost: no cost (donations accepted)

Who Is Eligible: anyone 60 or older

Address: 600 Chabolla Avenue, Galt, CA 955632

Phone: (209) 745-7332

Email: galtseniorresctr@gmail.com

Website: https://www.cityofgalt.org/government/parks-recreation/buildings/chabolla-community-center

This site is temporarily closed for congregate meals, but is providing a week's worth of microwavable meals for pickup every Tuesday from 12:30pm until 1:30pm. Check the Hart Senior Center's website for updates.

Cost: no cost (donations accepted)

Who Is Eligible: anyone 60 or older

Address: 915 27th Street, Sacramento CA 95816

Phone: (916) 808-5462

Website: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/ParksandRec/Recreation/older-adult-services/Hart-Senior-Center/Classes-and-Activities/All-Seasons-Cafe

Note: new participants must complete an application to reserve a box, call (916) 444-9533 to sign up; check with the program for updates on reopening for in-person dining

Hot lunches are served Monday through Friday from 11:45am until 1:00pm.

Cost: no cost ($2 suggested donation); guests under 60 can eat for $7.50 per meal

Who Is Eligible: anyone 60 or older

Address: 4000 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento, CA 95820

Phone: (916) 422-7610 ext. 14

Website: https://www.southgaterecandpark.net/recreation/senior-programs/

Note: reservations must be made by the prior Monday at noon to eat the following week

Hot lunches are served Tuesday through Thursday from 11am until 1:00pm.

Cost: no cost (donations accepted)

Who Is Eligible: anyone 60 or older

Address: 3271 Marysville Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95815

Phone: (916) 808-6439

Email: MHCC@cityofsacramento.org

Website: https://www.cityofsacramento.org/ParksandRec/Community-Centers/JoeMimsJrHagginwoodCtr

To-go meals can be picked up every Thursday from 1:00pm until 2:00pm.

Cost: no cost ($3 suggested donation)

Who Is Eligible: anyone 60 or older

Address: 4701 Gibbons Drive, Carmichael, CA 95608

Phone: (916) 359-1192

Website: https://www.morpd.com/meals-on-wheels-lunch-program

Note: must reserve in advance, call Meals on Wheels at (916) 444-9533 to make a reservation, check with the program for updates on reopening for in-person dining

Using produce from the community garden, this senior center provides to-go lunches that can be picked up every Wednesday at 11:30am.

Cost: $4 if reserved in advance, $5 if did not reserve

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Address: 3480 Routier Road, Sacramento CA 95827

Phone: (916) 361-1262 or (916) 366-3133

Website: https://crpd.com/programs/active-senior/

Note: reserve no later than the Friday before pickup

Lunch is served Tuesday through Thursday.

Cost: no cost (donations accepted)

Who Is Eligible: anyone 60 or older

Address: 6826 Hazel Avenue, Orangevale, CA 95662

Phone: (916) 988-4373

Email: info@ovparks.com

Website: https://www.ovparks.com/recreational/recreation-type/active-adults/

This congregate meal site has temporarily switched to providing to-go meals every Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.

Cost: no cost (donations accepted)

Who Is Eligible: anyone 60 or older

Address: 810 Oak Lane, Rio Linda, CA 95673

Phone: (916) 991-5929

Website: https://www.rleparks.com/adult-activities

Note: check with the program for updates on reopening for in-person dining

Hot lunches are served Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11am until 1pm.

Cost: no cost (donations accepted)

Who Is Eligible: anyone 60 or older

Address: 2450 Meadowview Rd, Sacramento, CA 95832

Phone: (916) 808-6680

Email: pmcc@cityofsacramento.org

Website: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/parksandrec/community-centers/sambonniepannellcenter

This congregate meal site temporarily closed during the pandemic, but normally serves hot lunches daily. Call or check the organization's website for updates.

Cost: no cost (donations accepted)

Who Is Eligible: anyone 50 or older

Address: 450 W. El Camino Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95833

Phone: (916) 927-1819 or (916) 927-1303

Website: https://www.stanfordsettlement.org/program-details.html

This congregate meal site has temporarily switched to providing to-go meals every Monday morning from 10:30am until 11:30am.

Cost: no cost (donations accepted)

Who Is Eligible: anyone 60 or older

Address: 7801 Auburn Blvd, Citrus Heights, CA 95610

Phone: (916) 586-8435

Website: https://www.sunriseparks.com/meals-on-wheels-meal-pick-up

Note: participants must call in advance to make a reservation; check with the program for updates on reopening for in-person dining

Home-Delivered Meals

This program delivers either hot or frozen meals to homebound clients' homes. Additional benefits may include regular friendly visits, supplemental food such as produce, and, for those with pets, dog or cat food.

Cost: no cost (donations accepted)

Who Is Eligible: must living in Sacramento County, 60 or older, primarily homebound, unable to easily prepare nutritious meals, and lacking consistent assistance with daily activities

Address: 7375 Park City Drive, Sacramento, CA 95831

Phone: (916) 444-9533

Website: https://www.mowsac.org/our-meals/home-delivery/

Note: call to schedule an initial assessment

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This page was created by Maria Roldan.