Senior Nutrition

Senior Nutrition workersThe Senior Nutrition Program provides hot nutritious meals, five days a week, Monday – Friday at six sites within the city of Decatur and three sites in Macon County. We also deliver home meals to clients that are homebound, unable to prepare a meal and no one to assist them.

Each meal consists of:

  • 3oz. meat/alternative
  • 4oz. vegetable
  • 4oz. vegetable/fruit
  • 4oz. fruit
  • 2oz. grains-whole wheat
  • 8oz. milk

Door-to-door transportation is available. In addition to the meals, there are a variety of activities, both recreational and educational offered. Voluntary contributions are requested toward the cost of the meals. We do accept LINK cards (SNAP benefits) now!

Please contact our office for more information on paying with a LINK card (SNAP benefits).

Nutrition Sites

  • Concord Apartments
    333 E. Center • M-F
  • Mount Zion Majestic Hall
    830 N. State Hwy 121 • M-F
  • Decatur-Macon County Senior Center
    1430 N. 22nd St. • M-F
  • Hartford Apartments
    1096 W. Decatur St. • M-F
  • Oxford House Apartments
    2700 N. Monroe St. • M-F
  • Argenta Center
    275 N Kenwood • W
  • The Reserve
    1035 S. Main • M-F
  • Macon Methodist Church
    190 W Bell St. • M, T, Th
  • Uptown Cafe (Maroa)
    119 W. Main St. • M-F
  • Spring Creek
    2727 N Monroe • M-F

Home Delivered Meals

A nutritious noontime meal is served to residents of Decatur and Macon County. The client must be homebound, unable to prepare a meal, and no one to assist them. Meals are delivered by staff and volunteers weekdays between 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. depending on location. Clients should be prepared for delivery at time of arrival. Personnel will identify themselves as Nutrition Program to participants.

 

Contributions

Contributions are requested at a suggested amount of $3.00 per meal; however, no individual shall be denied for inability to pay. Home Delivered clients shall be billed on a monthly basis for meal consumption. All other clients shall pay at time of service. Participants under age 60 will be required to contribute $5.68 (congregate meal) and $7.03 (home meal). LINK Cards/SNAP Benefits are accepted, but you must call the Nutrition Office to set up.

Holidays

The following days are observed by our staff. No meal service will be available. See each month’s menu for any other closings not listed below.

  • NEW YEARS DAY
  • MLK DAY
  • PRESIDENT’S DAY
  • GOOD FRIDAY
  • MEMORIAL DAY
  • 4TH OF JULY
  • LABOR DAY
  • THANKSGIVING DAY
  • DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING
  • CHRISTMAS EVE
  • CHRISTMAS DAY
  • NEW YEAR’S EVE

The Senior Nutrition Program is partially funded by the Older Americans Act., U.S.D.A. and client contributions.

DMCOC Elderly Services does not discriminate in admission to programs or treatment of employment in programs in compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act, the U.S. Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions. If you feel you have been discriminated against, you have a right to file a complaint with the Illinois Department of Aging. For information call: 1-800-252-8966.

ALL FOOD SHOULD BE CONSUMED ON PREMISES. DMCOC SENIOR NUTRITION IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FOOD-RELATED ISSUES WHEN FOOD HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM THE PREMISE.