About

Senior Nutrition provides hot and nutritious meals to adults who are ages 60 and over in community, as well as some individuals with disabilities under the age of 60 depending on the site. Please verify eligibility criteria with each site.

Eligibility

Ages served
60+
Genders served
All genders
Payments accepted
Waiver; Donations accepted; No one is ever denied due to inability to pay
Referral needed?
No

Accessing Healthy Food

Eating healthy is important throughout our lives, but as we age, nutrition becomes even more critical. Nutrition can impact our ability to carry out daily activities, as well as influence our quality of life. Senior Nutrition provides hot and nutritious meals to over 2,300 older adults every year.

Addressing Hunger and Food Insecurity 

Hunger and food insecurity are growing concerns among older adults in Minnesota. Senior Nutrition focuses on reaching older adults that are food insecure to ensure healthy aging and improve public health.

Ensure older adults have a daily meal 

Good nutrition is the foundation for healthy minds and bodies. Our Senior Nutrition services provide full, nutritionally balanced meals to older adults in their homes and communities. Meals are served hot and in a sit-down style lunch where older adults can stay connected to each other and their communities.  

Each community is unique and may have specific dietary needs or preferences. Our menus are crafted with respect to the unique cultural and religious dietary needs of the communities we serve. 

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Dining Locations

 

Anoka Senior Center

1500 6th Avenue South
Anoka, MN 55303
United States

Phone
763-427-6646
Hours
Tuesday – Friday

Cedar-Riverside Highrise

630 Cedar Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55454
United States

Phone
952-945-4156
Hours
Mondays, Wednesdays (Somali dining)

Centro

1915 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States

Phone
612-874-1412
Hours
Monday – Friday
Notes

Latino dining every Tuesday and Wednesday 

Currently only serving meals via home delivery 

Charles Horn Terrace

3110 Blaisdell Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
United States

Phone
612-822-1367
Hours
Monday – Friday
Notes

Somali meals on Mondays 

Crystal Community Center

4800 Douglas Drive North
Crystal, MN 55429
United States

Phone
763-531-1183
Hours
Monday - Friday

Ebnezer Park Apartments

2700 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407
United States

Phone
612-879-2290
Hours
Monday - Friday

Franklin Highrise

2728 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States

Phone
612-269-8462
Hours
Monday, Wednesday
Notes

Ethiopian meals on Mondays 

Hamilton Manor

1314 44th Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55412
United States

Phone
612-521-2735
Hours
Monday - Friday

Jewish Community Center

4330 Cedar Lake Road
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
United States

Phone
952-381-3466
Hours
Monday – Friday
Notes

Kosher dining Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 

Currently only serving meals for pick-up on Thursdays 

Lao Advancement of America

2648 West Broadway
Minneapolis, MN 55411
United States

Phone
612-302-9154
Hours
Monday – Friday
Notes

Laotian meals on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 

Currently only serving meals via home delivery 

Mary Ann Young Senior Center

9150 Central Avenue NE
Blaine, MN 55434
United States

Phone
763-780-4318
Hours
Monday - Friday

Nicollet Towers

1350 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
United States

Phone
612-871-6791
Hours
Monday - Friday

Park Elder Center

1505 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States

Phone
612-871-6791
Hours
Monday – Friday

Parkview Villa Highrise

965 40th Avenue NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
United States

Phone
763-789-4998
Hours
Monday - Friday

Richfield Community Center

7000 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423
United States

Phone
612-869-6663
Hours
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Seniors Place

1801 Central Avenue NE
Minneapolis , MN 55418
United States

Phone
612-789-3904
Hours
Monday - Friday

Trinity Apartments

2800 East 31st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States

Phone
612-721-4535
Hours
Monday - Friday

Yorktown Continental Apartments

7151 York Avenue South
Edina, MN 55435
United States

Phone
952-893-1448
Hours
Monday - Friday

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Commonly Asked Questions

People who are ages 60 and over are eligible for meals, as well as some individuals with disabilities under the age of 60 depending on the site. Please verify eligibility criteria with each site.

Please contact the specific site where you would like to dine three days prior to the day you wish to attend.

We ask that participants contribute $5 per meal as their finances allow. This helps offset the cost of the meal. All donations are confidential. 

If a participant cannot contribute $5 per meal, they are encouraged to discuss their situation with the site coordinator to make other arrangements. No one is denied a meal due to inability to pay.

Yes. If you wish to participate, you must register as a senior diner. It is required by Trellis to register each diner on an annual basis.  

All registration information is protected by HIPAA and kept confidential. Registration information will never be used for another purpose. 

Menus are available at each dining site. Individuals may also request a menu by calling the specific site or the main Senior Nutrition phone number at 952-945-4156. 

Individuals may contact their nearest dining location to make a request. For more information, please call 952-945-4156. 

Our Daily Bread

“This is what keeps me going.” That’s how one resident of Lyndale Manor recently described his daily supply of frozen meals from Volunteers of America Minnesota and Wisconsin’s Senior Nutrition Program. 

The pandemic and civil unrest created food and nutrition crises for many people living in our communities. When some organizations were shutting down their services because of COVID, Senior Nutrition staff knew their work was lifesaving and even shifted some of their services toward the community residents who were most vulnerable in the face of the pandemic- older adults and people with disabilities. 

We started serving one 85-year-old man when the meal service at another community organization closed because of COVID-19. He suffers from chronic bronchitis and can barely reach down to pick up his meals. He doesn’t have much money so the meals from Senior Nutrition make his food dollars go farther. Just as importantly, staff connect with him when they deliver meals and can make sure he’s okay. 

“There are a lot of organizations out there providing food,” Senior Nutrition Manager Nancy Christianson notes. “But there’s also a lot of need. Some people are falling through the cracks.” Volunteers of America Minnesota and Wisconsin is working hard to shore up these cracks and make sure as many older adults as possible have a daily, nutritious meal. 

Senior Nutrition staff prepares prepackaged meals