Senior Meal Services

Hillsborough County promotes better health and good eating habits for those age 60 and older by providing various nutritious meal options. 

Meal programs

We offer two meal programs:

  • Weekday Lunch - Attendees can enjoy a hot noon meal in a group setting at one of our Nutrition centers located throughout Hillsborough County.
  • Home Delivered Meals - Hillsborough County also provides nutritious meals to seniors who cannot leave their homes due to illness, disability or being too frail to attend a center.

There is a waiting list for the meal programs that identifies clients based on need. We do not charge any fees for the programs, but do accept donations.

Enrolling in the meal services

To participate in the noon Weekday Lunch program or Home Delivered Meals, you must meet eligibility guidelines listed below. Call our Aging Services Customer Care Team at (813) 272-5250 to apply.

Eligibility requirements

Weekday lunch (congregate dining)

  • Age: 60+
  • Seniors who:
    • cannot afford to eat adequately
    • lack the skills to prepare nourishing and well-balanced meals
    • have limited mobility which may impair their capacity to shop and cook for themselves, but are mobile enough and mentally/medically able to attend a congregate dining center
    • have screened as a high nutritional risk

Home delivered meals

  • Age: 60+
  • Seniors who:
    • are homebound by reason of illness, disability or isolation
    • cannot afford to eat adequately, lack the skills or knowledge to select and prepare nourishing and well-balanced meals
    • have limited mobility which may impair their capacity to shop and cook for themselves and are physically, mentally, or medically unable to attend a congregate dining center
    • have a disabling illness or physical condition requiring nutritional support or have been screen at a high nutritional risk

Contact

For more information or to apply, contact our Aging Services Customer Care Team at (813) 272-5250.