Nutrition Services


MDOA provides leadership for nutrition programs serving healthy meals or supplemental food to older adults throughout the state. The Department's role is to stimulate innovation, allocate state and federal funding, and ensure quality service delivery for programs that are provided directly by Area Agencies on Aging​, food banks, and other partners.  Nutrition servic​es for older Marylanders help to address a number of problems including:
  • Inadequate diets
  • Health problems resulting from chronic conditions
  • Food insecurity 
  • Social isolation​

Programs Offered

To ensure that older adults achieve and maintain optimal nutritional status, services offered by our community partners ​include:

  • Home Delivered Meals: Older adults who have mobility difficulties may qualify for nutritious meals to be delivered directly to their homes. Click here​ to find a program near you.
  • Congregate Dining: Offered in more than 250 locations across Maryland. Meal sites offer an opportunity to meet new friends and engage in other social or health-related programs including nutrition education, physical activity, and health screening. Click here to find a program near you.
  • Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program: Low-income adults 60 and over who qualify will receive coupons that can be exchanged for applicable food at participating farmers' markets. Electronic payments may be possible through a new Healthy Together app​. ​​​​​​​Services may vary by location (see contact list to the right).
  • My Groceries To Go! (Commodity Supplemental Food Program): Low-income older adults in Baltimore, Montgomery County and Allegany County who qualify receive monthly packages of nutritious groceries, nutrition and health information, and information about additional programs and services they may qualify for. Download this flyer​ for more information. 


Volunteer opportunities exist for people of all ages and levels of physical ability. The benefits of volunteering go beyond the good feeling that comes from helping others, it's also a chance to make new friends and put your skills to work. Your Area Agency on Aging​ may have opportunities for you to volunteer.


Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program​ Contacts

Allegany Human Resources Development Commission
Rhonda Hardman​

Anne Arundel County Department of Aging & Disabilities
Marcus Hockaday

Baltimore City Health Department- Aging & CARE Services
Rona Martiyan​

Baltimore County Department of Aging
Michelle Mills​

Calvert County Office on Aging
Tunya Taylor

Carroll County Bureau of Aging & Disabilities
Richard Ottone​

Cecil County Department of Community Services
LaQueena Warfield

Charles County Aging and Human Services
Brittney Bolin​

Frederick Division of Aging and Independence
Virginia Skelly

Garrett County Area Agency on Aging
Jeannie Tichnell​

Harford County Office on Aging
Suzanne E. Streeter

Howard County Office on Aging & Independence
Courtney Harangozo

MAC, Inc. (Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties)
Al Chandler
410-742-0505, ext. 144

Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services
Stacy Sigler

Prince George’s County, Department of Family Services
James Godwin

Queen Anne’s County Area Agency on Aging
Anne Van  Benschoten
410-758-0848 2715

St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services
Candice Nelson
3014754200, ext. 71072

Upper Shore Aging, Inc. (Caroline, Kent, and Talbot Counties)
Jennifer Acree

Washington County Commission on Aging
Sandy Wood​
301-790-0275 ext. 260​​​

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