Meet and Eat Nutrition Program

Meet and Eat is a senior citizen’s nutrition program for persons 60 years of age or older and their spouses regardless of race, color, creed, or handicap.  There is no mandatory charge for the meal for senior citizens, their spouses, or meal-time volunteers, but a suggested donation of $3.00 has been set by the Regional Advisory Council.  Participants are welcome to donate more if they are able. 

All other persons under 60 years of age who eat at the meal sites are required to pay the average cost of the meal ($10.00) directly to the registrar or hostess at the sites.  The required charge applies to all other staff, spouses and children of staff, visiting children and grandchildren, or participants, bus drivers, local and county officials, etc.

The meal served meets one-third of the recommended daily allowances for calories and nutrients and is suitable for any person who might have a restricted diet (diabetics, low salt, low cholesterol).

A hot home delivered meal and frozen meals are also available to those who qualify.

We welcome you and hope you can join us for lunch.  When you can attend, please make reservations 24 hours in advance.

For further information contact Sherry Jones, Nutrition Coordinator, AASDT: 970-867-9409 ext 231

Food Services

A customer satisfaction survey is completed each year. The following is information from the latest survey:

  • The largest percentage of seniors heard about the Meet and Eat sites from family and friends.
  • Over 75% of the seniors attend Meet and Eat Sites to socialize with friends
  • Over 60% of the seniors attend Meet and Eat Sites to improve nutrition and health
  • Over 35% attend to volunteer (some come to Meet and Eat for more than one reason)
  • Over 90% of the survey respondents rated the meals as good or better
  • Over 90% of the survey respondents rated variety of the food as good or better
  • Over 90% of the survey respondents indicated that they would recommend the program to family and friends

handicapped rampNECALG maintains 5 kitchens and 12 congregate meal sites throughout Northeastern Colorado. The Area Agency on Aging currently employs 8 full time and 25 part time employees to provide services in Northeastern Colorado.

 

Nutrition Site Information