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Senior Nutrition Programs

Congregate Meals

Home Delivered Meals


The Senior Nutrition Program provides one meal per day at four senior centers and five satellite sites; home delivered meals; assessments and screening; and nutrition education. Meals are provided in accordance with established dietary guidelines and food safety standards.

Participants must be at least one of the following - 
60 or older or
            if under 60, either attending with their over-60 spouse
                 or living and eating lunch at one of the nutrition sites
                 or disabled and living with a person 60+
Proof of age and/or status of living arrangements may be required.

The daily suggested contribution is $2.00 per meal. Since the funding for this program comes from The Older Americans Act, anyone under 60 (not meeting the qualifications above) wishing to eat at any of the sites will be charged $4 per meal.

The following list identifies when and where service is available in group settings. With the exception of the Reno Center, reservations must be made by 9:00 AM on the desired day.  Monthly menus are available.

Nutrition Sites: 

Gerlach Senior Center - Mon.- Fri., 9:00-1:00, 575-2206
385 Sunset Blvd., Gerlach, 89412

Neil Road Recreation Center - Mon. - Fri. 11-1, 689-8484
3925 Neil Road, Reno

Orvis Ring - Mon. - Fri., 9:00 - 1:00, 786-2279
325 E. 7th Street, Reno 

Rainbow Bend - Mon.-Fri. 11:00- 1:00, 342-0193
800 Peri Ranch Road, Lockwood, Storey County

Reno Center - Mon. - Fri., 8:00 - 5:00 (Lunch served - 11:30-12:30) 328-2575
1155 E. 9th Street, Reno

Sierra Manor - Mon. - Fri., 9:00 - 1:00, 331-4166
2350 Paradise Drive, Reno

Silverada - Mon. - Fri., 9:00 - 1:00, 356-9951
1400 Silverada Blvd., Reno

Sparks Center - Mon. - Fri., 9:00 - 1:00 (Lunch served - 11:30), 353-3110
97 Richards Way, Sparks

Sun Valley Center - Mon. - Fri., 9:00 - 1:00, 673-9417
115 W. 6th Avenue, Sun Valley 

Home Delivered Meal Program
To qualify, a person must be sixty years of age or older and unable to cook, shop, or attend a congregate meal site because of illness, incapacitation, or disability. Length of eligibility is determined by need due to health conditions. An initial assessment is conducted to determine need and/or eligibility. Eligible persons will be reassessed every six months.

If you wish to refer someone for the Home Delivered Meal Program, please click here for the referral request, print it, fill it out and either fax it to 775-325-8025 or bring it in to the Reno Senior Center, Social Services office.

There is no fee for meals, however contributions are requested (and gratefully accepted).

The cost to prepare each meal is $4.15. You may contribute a part or all of the cost of the meal. The suggested minimum contribution is $2.00 per meal. Since contributions make this program work, please contribute what you can.

No senior will be denied service due to an inability to pay.

Citing the rising cost of fuel as well as the surcharges and pass-along costs to purchase food and other items to run the home Delivered Meal program, Washoe County has been forced to modify food delivery services. While everyone who is qualified will receive meals for the week, those meals are delivered once during the week (one hot & 6 frozen).

If a person receiving home meal service has questions or will have difficulty storing or heating the frozen meal(s), they should call the Senior Service Department at 775-328-2581.

Our fleet of delivery vehicles is state-of-the-art. Each vehicle is equipped with separate hot and cold compartments to insure that correct temperatures are maintained during the delivery process.

If you are on the home delivered meal program and need to cancel or resume your meals, please call 328-2581 before 9:00 AM


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