Council on Aging

Food & Nutrition Programs

Coffee Shoppe:
On weekdays, join us at the Citizen Center for toast or  donut & coffee for 50¢, 8-10 a.m.

Lunches at the Center:
Are you aware that lunches are served at the Citizens Center Monday through Friday from 11:15-11:30 a.m. ? If you've not joined us, or it's been a while, we'd like to welcome you to come share a meal with old friends- or make some new friends. If you are new, stop by to sign up for the program.

Meals are provided by the Merrimack Valley Nutritional Project.  Meals are pre-ordered, so you need to sign up for meals by Thursday prior to when you want to eat- you may do this during lunch hours in the dining room. The meal is always a full entree and menus are posted ahead of time in our newsletter, The Voice. It's a super deal for a suggested donation of $2.00. Always remember that good conversation and friendships make meals that much better. **meals are not served on holidays or days when schools have been cancelled due to inclement weather**

Meal on Wheels:
Meals on Wheels are designed to provide a hot meal five days a week to Haverhill residents who, because of physical limitations, are unable to prepare meals for themselves. Contact Merrimack Valley Nutrition (978) 686-1422 to enroll in this program.  **meals are not served on holidays or days when schools have been cancelled due to inclement weather**

Community Meals:

A community meal is held each Monday in the Citizens Center.  This meal is free and open to the public.  Meals are prepared by a local and chef and supported by various community organizations.  Service begins at 4PM.  **meals are not served on holidays or days when schools have been cancelled due to inclement weather**

Food Pantries:

Food Pantries:

There are several local food pantries in the area.  You may access the calendar for hours and locations at http://www.communityactioninc.org/pdfs/mealjan07.pdf

 

Food Stamps:
The Food Stamp Program should not be considered as "Welfare." It is a program supported by the US Dept. of Agriculture, Mass. Dept. of Public Health and also the Mass. Dept. of Public Welfare. It is designed to assist those eligible through difficult times even if they:

  • Own their home
  • Are working
  • Have saved some money
  • Have a car
  • Receive unemployment insurance
  • Are a single person
  • Have no children
  • Have life insurance

You do not have to be on welfare to apply for food stamps.

You can get an application by calling the Food stamp Information Line 1-800-645-8333 or by visiting your nearest public welfare office, who will set up an appointment for an interview. If you are unable to come to the office, you may be allowed to have another adult apply for you or if you are 65 or older or disabled, a home visit or telephone interview if there is no one to go to the office for you. Food stamp workers are available at the counter on Thursdays from 11am to 1pm.

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