As a program of the Area Agency on Aging, the Senior Nutrition Program aims to enrich the lives of older adults by providing nutritious meals and services that promote dignity, well-being, and independence.  Meals are prepared fresh daily by local caterers and are designed to provide 1/3 recommended dietary allowance for older adults.

Programs & Services

Congregate Meals

The Senior Nutrition Congregate Meal Program is designed for persons 60 years of age and older and their spouse (regardless of age). 

Meals are served daily (Monday- Friday) at local senior centers, community centers and/ or subsidized housing units throughout the region.  The purpose of this program is to promote the health and wellbeing of older adults by providing nutrition as well as opportunities for health education, social interaction and recreation.

For more information in Camden, Currituck, Dare or Pasquotank counties, contact your local Senior Center or Brenda Gates at (252) 404-7082.

For more information in Chowan, Gates, Hyde, Perquimans, Tyrrell or Washington counties, contact your local Senior Center or Shari Harris at (252) 404-7085.


Home Delivered Program (Meals on Wheels)

The Home Delivered Meal Program is designed for homebound older adults (60+) who are physically or mentally unable to obtain or prepare their own nutrition. 

A noontime meal is delivered to over 350 homebound individuals daily (Monday-Friday) by a network of dedicated volunteers. *Due to COVID, meals are currently being delivered on Mondays (Monday and Tuesdays meal), Wednesdays (Wednesdays and Thursdays meals) and Fridays, with the exception of state recognized holidays.*

The purpose of this program is to promote well being and independence which will allow our clients to remain independent and in their homes for as long as safely possible.

For more information on qualifications for this program in Camden, Currituck, Dare or Pasquotank counties, contact Brenda Gates at (252) 404-7082.

For more information on qualifications for this program in Chowan, Gates, Hyde, Perquimans, Tyrrell or Washington counties, contact Shari Harris at (252) 404-7085.

For more information on becoming a Home Delivered Meals (Meals on Wheels) volunteer in Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell or Washington counties, contact Laura Rollinson at (252) 404-7091.


More Than a Meal

Nutrition Services offers more than just a meal to their participants. Nutrition screening and nutrition education is offered by regional agencies. The Nutrition Program offers to link its seniors to other services such as food banks, food stamps, home repairs, transportation and other assistance programs.

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Brenda Gates Nutrition Program Coordinator Camden, Currituck, Dare and Pasquotank counties (252) 404-7082

Shari Harris Nutrition Program Coordinator Chowan, Gates, Hyde, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties (252) 404-7085

Laura Rollinson Administrative & Volunteer Coordinator (252) 404-7091

Freezer Meal Program

These meals are for those seniors who have been placed on the waiting list for home delivered meals and/or for those seniors where daily delivery is limited. We also serve frozen meals on Ocracoke Island and Knotts Island.

For more information on qualifications for this program in Camden, Currituck, Dare or Pasquotank counties, contact Brenda Gates at (252) 404-7082.

For more information on qualifications on this program in Chowan, Gates, Hyde, Perquimans, Tyrrell or Washington counties, contact Shari Harris at (252) 404-7085.


Ensure Program

Offered to clients who are receiving home delivered meals but are in need of additional nutrition. Two cans will equal one meal. Ensure may be used as a second meal per day or as weekend meals for frail older adults or clients determined to be at risk for malnutrition. Ensure may also be used for seniors with swallowing problems or people with illness-induced appetite problems. Permission from the doctor is required.

For more information on qualifications on this program in Camden, Currituck, Dare or Pasquotank counties, contact Brenda Gates at (252) 404-7082.

For more information on qualifications on this program in Chowan, Gates, Hyde, Perquimans, Tyrrell or Washington counties, contact Shari Harris at (252) 404-7085.


Shelf Stable/Emergency Meals

Shelf stable meals are provided during emergency inclement weather days such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and snow days.We also offer shelf stables meals for holidays when there is no delivery of hot food.

For more information about home delivered meals nutrition program, please call us at 252-426-5753.


Blanket Program

Various organizations have donated blankets for seniors who are in need of extra warmth during the winter months. We also have hand crocheted afghans for seniors as well.

For more information about home delivered meals nutrition program, please call us at 252-426-5753.


Senior Paws Pantry

We have partnered with Eastern Pet Company in Elizabeth City, North Carolina to provide pet food and pet food containers to our home bound clients who receive home delivered meals.  This program allows our homebound clients to  ensure their pets are feed and can remain in their homes.  Having their pets with them helps many seniors combat isolation and depression.

For more information, please contact Laura Rollinson at (252)404-7091.

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