About the Program

Senior meals meet the one-third recommended daily nutritional allowance for seniors. We are able to accommodate most special dietary needs. Here’s more information about our Senior Nutrition Program…

  • Meals on Wheels:  Provides up to one meal per day – hot or frozen, depending on where the client’s home is located. All weekend meals and holiday meals are delivered frozen to be reheated by the client. To be eligible, clients must live in Thurston or Mason County; age 60 or older; no longer able to cook or lack someone to cook; and cannot leave home unassisted. Donation of $3-$7.75 per meal.  If you do not meet Meals on Wheels eligibility requirements, you may still receive home delivered meals by paying the full price of each delivered meal, which is $7.40 (subject to change).
  • Community Dining:  Each day hundreds of seniors in our community are served a warm, nutritious meal at one of eight locations in Mason or Thurston County meal sites. The suggested donation for a meal is $3 – $7.75, if age 60 or older.  Open to the public. Check out our menu in the Useful Links section.
  • Nutrition Classes: Watch the center newsletters for dates and times of special nutritional workshops to make planning, shopping and cooking easier!
  • Nutrition Assessment: Our dietician is ready to help you create a daily regime that will be delicious, healthy and sustainable.

Recipients

Community Dining Locations:

Shelton, MC Senior Activities Center
190 W. Sentry Drive, Mon - Fri, 12:00 to 12:30 pm

Belfair, The HUB Center for Seniors
111 NE Old Belfair Hwy, Mon, Thurs, Fri, 12:00 to 12:30 pm

Lacey, Lacey Senior Center
6757 Pacific Ave, Mon - Thurs; Friday (private pay $3)
11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Olympia, Olympia Senior Center
222 Columbia St NW, Mon - Fri, 11:45 am to 12:30 pm

Rochester, United Methodist Church
18206 Corvallis St SW, Wed and Fri, 11:00 to 11:30 am

Tenino, The Quarry House
399 Park Ave W, 360.264.5092
Tues and Thurs, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Yelm, Yelm Senior Center
16530 103rd Ave SE, Tues - Fri, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Olympia 2, Evergreen Villages Apt., Vietnamese Elder Program
505 N Division St, Wed, 10:00 to 11:00 am

Other Services

South Sound Catering: A program of Senior Services, provides breakfast, lunch and dinner for nonprofits, businesses and private parties. Our catering services are diverse, high quality and affordable. It's catering for a cause! Revenue raised through catering is used to end senior hunger in Mason and Thurston Counties. Our catering business provides a great opportunity to serve the community while supporting Meals on Wheels and senior community dining. For more information, visit www.southsoundcatering.com or call us at 360.586.6181, ext. 112.

Farmers Market Vouchers: Thurston County Vouchers have all been distributed for 2019. Each year, the Senior Nutrition Program (SNP) distributes over 1,000 sets of vouchers to low-income seniors for redemption at approved farmers markets and farm stands in Mason and Thurston Counties. The vouchers provide an opportunity to purchase local, fresh, nutritious, unprepared, unprocessed, locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey and fresh-cut herbs from authorized farmers market and roadside stands. Nutrition educational materials including recipes, nutrient values, food preparation and storage information are also provided. Starting April 15th, download the Application, visit Olympia and Lacey Senior Centers, all our meal sites or visit LMTAAA. Once an application has been received and screened for eligibility, the applicant will be mailed $40 in SFMNP checks to be used at participating farmers markets and roadside stands. SFMNP checks are valid June 1 through October 31st. We will accept applications until we run out of vouchers.

Thurston County Food Bank: The Olympia and Lacey Senior Centers are distribution centers for the Food Bank.  To sign up for this service, please stop by either center for an application before using this service.  Olympia Senior Center FB Day: Fourth Friday, 10:00 - 11:00 am. Lacey Senior Center FB Day: Third Wednesday of the month, 10:00 - 11:00 am.

Community Supported Agriculture:  This program connects local food producers and seniors to receive the harvest of a local farm or group of farms.