Bean Bag Monthly Tote
The Gardner Senior Center, in partnership with the Gardner CAC, is offering the Bean Bag Program (PDF) (similar to the Elder Brown Bag). Eligible seniors who pre-register will receive a re-usable tote bag of free groceries once per month, usually on the 1st Wednesday. Submit an application (PDF) today.
Senior Food Pantry
Available on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 12pm until 3pm. Participants must be at least 60 years of age or older, and reside int he Gardner CAC's service area. Applications are available at the Gardner CAC.
Meals on Wheels
MOC's Meals on Wheels is a meal program offering a well-balanced meal to adults through home delivered services or congregate dining sites. Its is a federally funded Nutrition Program that encompasses both the familiar Meals on Wheels Program and Congregate Dining Sites, Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver nutritionally balanced meals to home bound elders and adults with disabilities while Congregate Dining Sites provide the opportunity for those elders who are able to leave their homes without assistance to come out to eat and socialize.
Each meal meets one-third of the USDA's Daily Recommended Dietary Allowances for adults. Suggested voluntary donation for lunch is $3.00 dollars to cover costs. In order to be eligible for Meals on Wheels, applicants must be 60 years of age or older adults with disability who are determined to be "Homebound" are eligible for home delivered meals.
You can sign yourself or a family member up for Meals on Wheels by calling the Montachusett Opportunity Council at: 978-345-8501, ext 2, OR you can visit the Montachusett Opportunity Council website at https://www.mocinc.org/elder-services. MOC is located in Fitchburg at 601 River Street.