Senior Nutrition Program

Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, Inc. has sponsored the Senior Nutrition Program for more than 37 years serving over 400 elderly individuals on a daily basis. We provide nutritious meals, through home delivery and at Senior Community Café sites, to low-income individuals, 60 years and older. There is a suggested donation to help cover the meal costs.

The Meals on Wheels program satisfies the nutritional needs of the homebound elderly and disabled by providing a well-balanced meal and a safety check. A variety of therapeutic menu options are offered to help promote and maintain good health. Deliveries are made Monday – Friday and weekend meals may be provided. According to Antoinette, Meals on Wheels is a vital service to meet her needs -“Meals on Wheels through Catholic Charities has fresh food, variety of menu. I get lunch delivered M-F. My daughter cares for me daily and could not feed me as well as they do. Very impressed and feeling grateful for the help.”

Congregate meals are offered at 8 meal sites throughout lower Fairfield County. Seniors benefit from dining in a group setting coupled with options to participate in activities ranging from Bingo to Tai Chi.