Senior Nutrition

Senior Nutrition

Senior Nutrition Overview

Our senior nutrition program is a public-private partnership with Washoe County which provides “Meals on Wheels” to homebound seniors and congregate lunch service at sites throughout the Reno-Sparks area.

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Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada and Washoe County Senior Nutrition Program: A Public-Private Partnership

In an effort to provide quality service and keep up with a local increase in the need for senior meal services, Washoe County and Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada are proud to offer the collaborative Senior Nutrition Program, to include both the congregate meal and home-delivered Meals on Wheels programs. By combining efforts, we hope to reduce meal production costs and provide more meals to homebound residents and senior citizens. This partnership allows the two groups to serve an estimated 400,000 meals per year to local seniors.

Senior Nutrition Services

Congregate Meal Program: Lunch in a group setting; socialize with other participants while enjoying a healthy meal. The program provides one meal per day to seniors 60+ and qualified individuals (spouse of a senior, disabled living at a nutrition site, or disabled dependent on a senior). A hot meal or fresh salad is provided Monday through Friday at ten senior meal locations. Monthly menus are available online or at each meal site location. With the exception of the Washoe County Senior Center, reservations must be made by 9:00 AM on the desired day. Individuals wishing to enjoy a fresh salad in place of a hot meal are required to sign up in person or by phone at the desired meal location by 9:00 AM that day.

Home Delivered Meals: Provides delivery of meals to homebound seniors 60+ who are unable to participate in the Washoe County Senior Services Congregate Meal program due to an illness or a disability. Meals provided are in accordance with established dietary guidelines and food safety standards. The suggested voluntary contribution is $2 per meal. Self addressed stamped envelopes are provided by the meal delivery drivers for contributions to be mailed to Washoe County Senior Services.

For more information about this public-private collaboration, or to find out how to refer a senior for this program, please visit the  Washoe County Senior Nutrition Programs website.

Subaru's Meals on Wheels delivery vehicle donation

Subaru of America, Inc. has generously donated a Meals on Wheels delivery vehicle.

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, and in keeping with its commitment to support local communities nationwide, Subaru of America, Inc. has donated a Meals on Wheels delivery vehicle to Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada, in partnership with Meals on Wheels America. On average each month, Catholic Charities drives 22,450 miles to deliver meals. Our goal is to reach 55 more seniors and deliver 1,600 more meals with the donated 2018 Subaru Outback each month.

In 2017, Subaru donated 50 new 2018 Subaru Outback vehicles to select Meals on Wheels programs throughout the country, to be used in the delivery of an estimated 53,000 meals to an additional 3,700 seniors across 39 states. Subaru has supported the national Meals on Wheels network for the last nine years through its annual philanthropic event, Share the Love, contributing more than $12 million to Meals on Wheels America and providing more than 1.7 million nutritious meals, friendly visits, and safety checks to seniors.

The Subaru and Meals on Wheels partnership is part of Subaru Loves to Help, a pillar of the automaker’s larger Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment effort dedicated to making a positive impact on local communities across the country.

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