Senior Lunch Programs

The Elderly Nutrition Program provides nutritious meals for *adults 60 or older. There are 9 congregate lunch sites in Stanislaus County usually held at senior or community centers. Senior Lunch sites offer fresh made meals. Frozen Home Delivered meals are also available for eligible homebound older adults. The meals served provide at least one-third of the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) for our older adult population.

COST: There is no fee for the meal however a voluntary suggested donation of $3.00 per meal is requested but a contribution of any amount helps fund more meals. No eligible participant will be denied a meal due to inability to contribute. Guests, or non-seniors, are welcome but must pay the full cost of the meal, currently $5.50.


  • Mancini Hall, Modesto (Monday –Friday)
  • Modesto Senior Center, Modesto (M, W, Th)
  • Hughson Senior Center (Monday –Friday)
  • Gladys Lemons Center, Oakdale (Monday –Friday)
  • Patterson Senior Center (Monday - Friday)
  • McConnell Center, Newman (Monday –Friday)
  • Turlock Salvation Army (Monday through Friday
  • Riverbank Community Center (M, T, Th)
  • United Community Center Grayson (M, W, F)

Note: Reservations are required at least one day prior to ensure an adequate number of meals will be available.

Call the Stanislaus County Senior Information Line for Congregate lunch site information 209 558-8698

Hours of Operation: Sites open early to encourage socialization and are generally open from 10:00-1:00 p.m. Meal service time varies site to site but generally is served between 11:30 and 12:00 noon.

A spouse under 60, or a disabled dependent adult, that resides with an eligible senior or resides at a senior complex that serves as a congregate site, is also eligible for the meal service.

Home Delivery Program

*Eligibility: To qualify for a home-delivered meal a person must be 60 years of age or older, and be home-bound (rarely leaves the home, does not drive). Those seniors that live alone, are older & frail, are the highest priority for the home delivery service.

A spouse under 60, or a disabled dependent adult, that resides with an eligible senior and is also Homebound, is also eligible for the meal service.

The Home Delivered meals are frozen and include entrée, milk, fruit cup or juice and mini loaf of bread. The meals are delivered by GA Foods. There are five meals delivered once a week on scheduled days (Monday – Friday) between 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m. depending on route assignment.

For more information about home delivered meals call Senior Information Line : 209 558-8698