COVID-19 Nutrition Information

Making sure older adults receive the nutrition they need during the Coronavirus pandemic is top priority in Illinois. We want to ensure the health, safety and welfare of older adults during this time. Because of this, the home delivered meals program is being expanded to include anyone who is 60 or older. Meals are available on a temporary basis until further notice. There is a Care Coordination Unit in each county that can help you sign up for meals. To receive meals yourself or to learn more about getting meals for a loved one, click here.

During the shelter in place order, select Community Dining locations are providing carry out meals for older adults. If you are interested in carry out meals,

  • Contact the Care Coordination Unit in your county to register for the program
  • Call your preferred Community Dining location and reserve a meal (participants must be registered in the program and make a reservation for a meal in advance)

Any older adult who is concerned about accessing food or experiencing other concerns during this unprecedented event, is encouraged to reach out to the Care Coordination Unit in their county for assistance.

Senior Nutrition Program

About the Home Delivered Meals Program

Home Delivered Meals provide older adults with a daily hot meal, well-being check and a few moments of friendly conversation. Eligible clients receive meals mid-day, during scheduled delivery times, up to five days a week. Meals are approved by Registered Dietitians and provide 1/3 of the daily nutrition needs of the average older adult. In some areas, optional meals may be available for individuals needing pureed foods or vegetarian diets.

A suggested donation is requested and appreciated for all meals, however, it is not required. There is no income or asset requirement for home delivered meals. No one is denied a meal if unable or unwilling to contribute. 

Home Delivered Meals Eligibility:

  • Care Coordinator completes in-home assessment and referral for home delivered meals
  • Age 60+ and live in designated service area
  • Frail/home bound individuals
  • Unable to shop/prepare/obtain meals
  • Unable to attend community dining meals
  • Not receiving meals from another source
  • No other adult available/willing to prepare meals
  • Contact Care Coordination Unit (CCU) in your area for more information

About the Community Dining Program

Community Dining allows older adults to enjoy a meal in a welcoming environment with fellow friends and neighbors. Meals are available throughout the AgeGuide’s eight county service area each weekday. Meals are served once a day, five or more days a week, to eligible individuals. Community Dining sites are easily accessible at safe facilities. Meals are approved by Registered Dietitians and contain 1/3 of the daily nutritional needs of the average older adult.

A suggested donation is requested and appreciated for all meals, however, it is not required. There is no income or asset requirement for community dining meals. No one is denied a meal if unable or unwilling to contribute. 

Community Dining Eligibility

  • Age 60+
  • Spouses of eligible individuals, regardless of age
  • Individuals with disabilities residing with an eligible individual
  • Contact Nutrition Provider (NP) in your area for more information

Local Food Resources: 

Find Food IL Community Food Map

Lake County Food Pantries

McHenry County Food Pantries

Will County Food Pantries

Kankakee County Food Pantries

Grundy County Food Pantries

Nutrition Services – DuPage County

Providers

Community Dining Locations

  • *Bawarchi Biryanis Restaurant
    4250 Fox Valley Drive
    Aurora, IL 60504
    (630) 776-7456
    Serves on Tuesdays

  • Embrace Living Communities – Castle Towers
    325 S. York Road
    Bensenville, IL 60106
    (630) 620-0804

  • Embrace Living Communities – Peace Memorial Manor
    3737 Highland Ave.
    Downers Grove, IL 60515
    (630) 620-0804

  • Glendale Heights Center for Senior Citizens
    260 Civic Center Plaza
    Glendale Heights, IL 60139
    (630) 620-0804
    Serves on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

  • Marian Park Residence
    2126 W. Roosevelt Road
    Wheaton, IL 60187
    (630) 620-0804 ext. 308

  • *Shahi Nahari Restaurant
    541 W. North Avenue
    Villa Park, IL 60181
    (630) 776-7456
    Serves on Tuesdays

  • *Vaishnav Samaj of Midwest Temple
    440 W. Fullerton Avenue
    Addison, IL 60101
    (630) 776-7456
    Serves on Wednesdays

  • York Township Senior Center
    1502 South Meyers Road
    Lombard, IL 60148
    (630) 620-0804

Home Delivered Meals Providers

  • For an in-home assessment and referral, contact the Home Delivered Meal Care Coordination Unit (CCU)

    DuPage County Community Services (CCU)
    (800) 942-9412 or (630) 407-6500

  • DuPage Senior Citizens Council (NP)
    www.dupageseniorcouncil.org
    (630) 620-0804

Nutrition Services – Grundy County

Provider

  • Community Nutrition Network
    www.cnnssa.org
    (312) 207-5290 – Chicago Business Office
    (815) 941-1590 – Local Office

Community Dining Locations

  • *Coal City Lions Club
    460 South Illinois Avenue
    Coal City, IL 60416
    (815) 941-1590
    Serves 2nd Mondays and 3rd Thursdays of the Month

  • *Whistle Stop Café
    2080 E. Division Street
    Diamond, IL 60416
    (815) 941-1590
    Serves 1st and 2nd Thursday of the Month
    Great Plates Coupon Dining during regular business hours

  • *Village of Minooka
    121 E. McEvilly Road
    Minooka, IL 60447
    (815) 941-1590
    Serves 4th Monday of the Month

  • *R-Place Restaurant
    21 Romines Drive
    Morris, IL 60450
    (815) 941-1590
    Serves 1st and 4th Tuesday of the Month
    Great Plates Coupon Dining during regular business hours

  • *Mazon American Legion
    508 Depot Street
    Mazon, IL 60444
    (815) 941-1590
    Serves 3rd Tuesday of the Month

  • Saratoga Towers
    1700 Newton Place
    Morris, IL 60450
    (815) 941-1590
    Serves Monday through Friday

Home Delivered Meals Providers

  • For an in-home assessment and referral, contact the Home Delivered Meal Care Coordination Unit (CCU)

    Grundy County Health Department (CCU)
    (815) 941-3404

  • Community Nutrition Network & Senior Services (NP)
    (815) 941-1590

Nutrition Services – Kane County

Provider

Community Dining Locations

  • Elgin Senior Services
    101 S. Grove Avenue
    Elgin, IL 60120
    (630) 388-0999

  • Embrace Living Communities – Greencastle of North Aurora
    100 Mitchell Road
    North Aurora, IL 60542
    (630) 388-0999

Home Delivered Meals Providers

  • Senior Services Associates, Inc. (CCU)
    (800) 339-3200 or (847) 741-0404 – Elgin Senior Services
    (630) 897-4035 – Aurora Senior Services

  • Kane Senior Council (NP)
    www.kaneseniorcouncil.org
    (630) 338-0999

Nutrition Services – Kankakee County

Provider:

Community Dining Locations

  • Pembroke Township Senior Center
    Diamond Diners Club
    P.O. Box 488
    Hopkins Park, IL 60944
    (630) 293-5990

  • Ralph J Bailey Community Center
    Sun River Terrace Golden Gems and Gents
    7219 E. Chicago Street
    St Anne, IL 60964
    (630) 293-5990

  • Lori’s Restaurant
    364 E Court Street
    Kankakee, IL 60901

Home Delivered Meals Providers

  • For an in-home assessment and referral, contact the Home Delivered Meal Care Coordination Unit (CCU)

    Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet (CCU)
    catholiccharitiesjoliet.org
    (815) 933-7791

  • Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet (NP)
    catholiccharitiesjoliet.org
    (815) 933-7791

Nutrition Services – Kendall County

Provider

  • Community Nutrition Network & Senior Services
    www.cnnssa.org
    (630) 553-2316

Community Dining Locations

  • Beecher Center
    908 Game Farm Road
    Yorkville, IL 60560
    (630) 553-2316
    Serves on Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

Home Delivered Meals Providers

  • For an in-home assessment and referral, contact the Home Delivered Meal Care Coordination Unit (CCU)

    Senior Services Associates, Inc. (CCU)
    (800) 339-3200 or (630) 553-5777

  • Community Nutrition Network & Senior Services (NP)
    (630) 553-2316

Nutrition Services – Lake County

Provider

Community Dining Locations

  • *Antioch Township
    1625 Deep Lake Road
    Lake Villa, IL 60046
    (847) 782-4170
    Serves on Wednesdays at 12 Noon

  • *Foss Park District
    1730 Lewis Avenue
    North Chicago, IL 60064
    (847) 782-4170
    Serves Monthly Events

  • *Grayslake Senior Center
    50 Library Lane
    Grayslake, IL 60030
    (847) 543-1041
    Serves Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 11 AM

  • *Hanul Family Alliance
    29 Main Street, 1st Floor
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    (847) 782-4170
    Serves on Wednesday & Friday

  • *Island Lake Café
    310 E State Street (IL Route 176)
    Island Lake, IL 60042
    (847) 526-7797
    Serves on Mondays, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

  • *Magnolia Café and Bakery, Lambs Farm
    14245 W. Rockland Road
    Libertyville, IL 60048
    (847) 782-4170
    Serves Monthly Events

  • *Maravela’s Catering
    4 Washington Street
    Ingleside, IL 60041
    (847) 782-4170
    Serves Monthly Events

  • N & T ‘s Family Restaurant
    3077 Sheridan Road
    Zion, IL 60099
    (847) 872-7979
    Serves Monday – Saturday, 6 AM–9 PM

  • *Nuestro Center
    501 Bank Lane
    Highwood, IL 60040
    (847) 782-4170
    Serves Monthly Events at 12:30 PM
    Call for information

  • Schreiber Center
    101 N. Cedar Lake Road
    Round Lake, IL 60073
    Serves on Thursdays only

  • *Waukegan Township Park Place
    414 South Lewis Avenue
    Waukegan, IL 60085
    (847) 782-4170
    Serves Monthly Events at Noon
    Call for information

Home Delivered Meals Provider

Nutrition Services – McHenry County

Provider

Community Dining Locations:

  • *Dorr Township
    1039 Lake Ave
    Woodstock, IL 60098
    (815) 385-8260
    Serves on Thursdays at 11:30 AM

  • McHenry Senior Center
    3519 North Rt. 31
    McHenry, IL 60050
    (815) 344-7457
    Serves Monday through Friday at 11:30 AM

  • *Marengo Park District
    825 Indian Oaks Trail
    Marengo, IL 60152
    (815) 385-8260
    Serves on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays at 11:30 AM

  • Walden Oaks Apartments
    1155 Walden Oaks Drive
    Woodstock, IL 60098
    (815) 385-8260
    Serves on Monday through Friday at 11:30 AM

Home Delivered Meals Providers:

  • For an in-home assessment and referral, contact the Home Delivered Meal Care Coordination Unit (CCU)

    Senior Services Associates, Inc. (CCU)
    www.seniorservicesassoc.org
    (800) 339-3200 or (815) 344-3555

  • Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Chicago (NP)
    www.catholiccharities.net
    (815) 385-8260

Nutrition Services – Will County

Provider:

  • Community Nutrition Network
    www.cnnssa.org
    (312) 207-5290 – Chicago Business Office
    (815) 941-1590 – Local Office

Community Dining Locations:

  • *Channahon United Methodist Church
    24751 West Eames
    Channahon, IL 60410
    (815) 726-0094
    Serves on 1st Wednesday of the Month

  • *Frankfort Township
    11000 West Lincoln Highway
    Frankfort, IL 60423
    (815) 351-8995
    Serves on Tuesdays and Fridays

  • Guy A. Seil Apartments
    1090 South Cedar Road
    New Lenox, IL 60451
    (815) 351-6954

  • *Joseph & Sara Levy Senior Center
    251 Canterbury Lane
    Bolingbrook, IL 60440
    (630) 351-9108
    Serves on Tuesdays

  • Lockport Township Building
    1463 Farrell Road
    Lockport, IL 60441
    (815) 351-8963

  • *Monee Township
    251 North Center
    Joliet, IL 60435
    (815) 726-0094

  • Senior Services Center
    251 North Center
    Joliet, IL 60435
    (815) 351-8558
    Serves on Mondays

  • *Troy Township
    25448 Seil Road
    Shorewood, IL 60404
    (815) 744-1968
    Serves on Wednesdays and Fridays

Community Dining Locations Serving South Asian Meals:

  • American Association of Retired Asians (AARA)
    www.retiredasians.org
    (630) 803-8130

  • Bolingbrook Community Center
    201 Canterbury Lane
    Bolingbrook, IL 60440
    Serves on Thursday 12-3

  • Sara’s Grill
    2860 Showplace Drive
    Naperville, IL 60564
    Open Tuesdays from 12-3 pm

Home Delivered Meals Providers:

  • For an in-home assessment and referral, contact the Home Delivered Meal Care Coordination Unit (CCU)

    Senior Services of Will County (CCU)
    www.willcountyseniors.org
    (815) 723-9713

  • Community Nutrition Network
    www.cnnssa.org
    (312) 207-5290 – Chicago Business Office
    (815) 941-1590 – Local Office

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