Nutrition Assistance

Do you need meal delivery to your home? Could you use help affording fresh fruits and vegetables? Are you looking for places near you that serve meals in a social setting? Call our helpline.

Congregate Nutrition

This program serves satisfying meals to people 60 and over, regardless of your financial status. The intent is to help you socialize while consuming a delectable and healthy meal. Services such as transportation to/from meal sites, nutrition counseling, and nutrition education are also offered. More information can be found at Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels, Council on Aging & Human Services, or Rural Resources Community Action.

Diner’s Choice

Diner’s Choice is a nourishment program where seniors can try an assortment of restaurants situated throughout Ferry, Pend Oreille, and Stevens Counties. Anyone 60 or older may join. Diner’s Choice coupons may be used at participating restaurants for approved items, and have a clearly marked expiration date. Most restaurants include breakfast, lunch, and dinner selections.

To join, contact any Rural Resources Community Action office and ask for an application. After signing up, someone from the Senior Nutrition Program will contact the applicant to complete the process.

Home Delivered Meals

Are you 60 or older and homebound or isolated? Home Delivered Meals provides food and services intended to maintain or improve your health and independence. Hot meals may be delivered up to five days per week. Frozen, liquid, or shelf-stable meals may be delivered, as well. Contact us if you are interested in learning more about this program.

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

This program provides eligible seniors with coupons to buy fresh fruits and vegetables from certified farmers’ markets. Information is also given to participants about the selection, storage, benefits, and preparation of fresh food.

The 2020 coupon distribution will begin in June for the farm season, ending October 31. Please continue to check this page for updates. Information will also be available on our Senior Farmers Market hotline at 509-477-4442.

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

 

Note: For Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, and Whitman Counties call Rural Resources Community Action at 1-800-873-5889 or go to www.ruralresources.org.