Nutrition Services for Professionals

Nutrition Services for Professionals



Home Delivered Meals​​ and Group Dining (Congregate Meals) 
Looking for short or long-term assistance with meals at home?​

Eligiblity

 

  • ​Home Delivered Meals: Maryland residents who are homebound and at least 60 or older and their spouse of any age.  
  • Group Dining (Congregate) Meals: Maryland residents who are at least 60 or older and their spouse of any age.  
  • Congregate or home delivered meals may be offered to persons with disabilities regardless of age when:
a)  The individual with disabilities resides in a housing facility occupied primarily older persons at which congregate meals are available

b)  The individual with disabilities resides at home with and accompanies an eligible older person to a congregate meal site, or

c)  The individual with disabilities resides at home with a homebound, eligible, older person
  • There are no income or asset restrictions.
  • Participants are requested to donate toward the cost of their meal; no one is denied service due to their inability to pay.
  • Services target older individuals with the greatest social and economic need and those at risk of institutional placement.  

Services

 

Each meal meets 1/3 of the Recommended Daily Intake for older adults  and​  2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines

Nutrition screening and education are provided and nutrition counseling may be available. 

More Information

 

Services Vary by location, Click here​ to find a program location near you. ​

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My Groceries To Go! (Commodity Supplemental Food Program)
A Maryland Department of Aging initiative that provides vital nutrition to low-income seniors through partnerships with local nonprofits like the Maryland Food Bank.

Eligibility

 

​​US Department of Agriculture guidelines stipulate eligible individuals must be at least 60 or older who meet 130% Federal poverty income guidelines.​​

Services

 

  • ​Provides a box of healthy canned fruits, juices and vegetables, protein foods (beans, peanut butter, canned meats), milk and cheese each month
  • Nutrition and health education materials are included with the food boxes, as well as information regarding additional programs which participants may be eligible for
  • Monthly distribution locations throughout the Baltimore area (call the food bank at 410- 737-8282 and ask for the CSFP Program Coordinator)
  • Planned program expansion to Montgomery County in 2018 and additional jurisdictions in future years

Non-Discrimination Policy

 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.​​

More Information

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Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program 
A This program offers low-income adults 60 and over coupons that can be exchanged for applicable food at participating farmers' markets. 

Eligibility

 

Maryland residents who are at least 60 or older who meet 185% Federal poverty income guidelines.​​​

Services

 

Eligible persons receive coupons which can be exchanged for eligible foods (fruits, vegetables, honey, and fresh-cut herbs) at farmers' markets, roadside stands, and community-supported agriculture programs. 

  • ​Provides $30 worth of coupons per eligible person
  • Nutrition education is included
  • Distributions generally occur in early July each year​

Contact your local Area Agency on Aging​ to find a location and times. 

More Information

 

​Maryland Department of Aging's Policies

Maryland Department of Agriculture 

Maryland's Best - Linking Maryland's Farmers with Consumers 

USDA Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program​

Overview of the Maryland Senior Farmers Market Program 

Non-Discrimination Policy

 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.​

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