Information: The Senior Nutrition Program offers hot lunches at the centers listed below. These lunches are cooked on site or are catered by local restaurants and local food service vendors.
Our congregate meal sites provide a diverse assortment of cuisine’s. Refer to the list below for the cuisine served at each site.
The Senior Nutrition Program is open to all seniors over the age of 60. A contribution of $3.00 is asked from each person to help offset the cost of the meal, however no eligible senior shall be denied participation because of failure or inability to contribute.
All sites require registration & sites require reservations. Please contact the individual site for requirements.
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Address: Dept. of Public Health, P.O. Box 997375, Sacramento, CA 95899-7375
Tel: 1-888-942-9675/ Tel: 1-800-852-5770
Outside California Tel: 1-916-928-8500
Information: WIC is a federally-funded health and nutrition program for women, infants, and children. WIC helps families by providing nutrition education, issuing checks for healthy supplemental foods, and making referrals to healthcare and other community services. Participants must meet income guidelines and be either pregnant women, new mothers, infants, or children under age five. In California, 84 WIC agencies provide services locally to over 1.3 million participants each month at over 600 sites throughout the state.
File a report or complaint: Report Concerning Vendors for Local Agency and Participant Use (PDF)
Santa Clara Public Health Department
Information: The Santa Clara County Health Officer occasionally issues official guidance to inform medical professionals about important public health issues. This guidance may be from local (SCC for Santa Clara County), state (CDPH for California Department of Public Health), or federal (CDC for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) health officials.
Grow Your Own Food/ Backyard Gardening Resources
Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County
Information: The above link offers many resources on food growing
San Jose Community Garden Program
Information: A government site that lists community gardens where you can grow your own vegetables.
La Mesa Verde, Sacred Heart Community
Information: Assists low income, working poor, and the long-term unemployed residents of residents of San Jose to grow organic vegetables in their backyards.
Veggielution Community Farm
Information: A 6 acre non-profit community farm dedicated to creating a more sustainable food system in San Jose.
Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)
Information: Information on farmers markets, community -sponsored agriculture food baskets, etc. Food stamp (Cal Fresh) can be used at farmer’s markets. Fact Sheet
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