Central Oregon Meal Sites
Senior nutrition sites in Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson Counties offer congregate meals. Funding for the meals come from federal, state, and local dollars, program contributions, and attendee donations. Volunteer support for the congregate meal sites is vital to making the programs function.
Congregate dining programs vary according to the location and population being served. The number of days per week that the sites offer hot meals varies from one to five. Other activities such as socializing, dancing, health clinics, educational programs, and games are offered at various sites.
Anyone can attend the congregate meals. Seniors aged 60 and over, spouses of any age of a senior, or caregivers of seniors are eligible for congregate meals at no-cost, although donations are much appreciated. Those not eligible for the no-cost meals are requested to pay the meal site's posted cost of the meal. At certain sites, transportation may be available to those who require it. While the sites are conscious of sugar, salt, and fat when preparing the meals, the meals should not be considered diabetic.