Meals and Nutrition

Proper nutrition is vital to remaining healthy and aging well. PCOA provides a variety of outside resources that can assist depending upon your situation. These options range from meals delivered in your home to grocery shopping services. Some services may be private pay, but there are non-profit organizations that also work to alleviate hunger and get homebound adults nutritious food.

See the glossary for descriptions of all categories


Abbott Home Delivery

(800) 258-7677

https://abbottstore.com/

description
Abbott Home Delivery is a website where you can order bulk cases of Ensure and Glucerna.

business hours
M - F 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST.

costs
Free Shipping on Mobile and Online Orders of $35.00 or greater.

Ajo Community Center

Catholic Community Services

5009 E. 29th St.
Ajo, AZ 85321

(520) 387-5040

Fax: (520) 319-1303

http://webcms.pima.gov/cms

  • Low Income

description
Pima Council On Aging and various dedicated community partners provide meals served at lunch sites to older adults 60 and older. In addition to meals, the center offers recreational, educational, and healthy living programs. You must register in advance to attend. Call the center manager for more information or to register.

service area
Ajo

business hours
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

costs
A suggested donation of $2.00-$3.00 is requested

Amado Pantry

The Community Food Bank of Amado

28720 S. Nogales Hwy.
Amado, AZ 85645

(520) 398-2942

Fax: 520-398-2261

http://www.communityfoodbank.org/Locations/Amado

description
Amado Pantry is a community food bank that serves Amado and the surrounding area. We provide emergency food boxes to low-income individuals and households and food boxes for older adults monthly to eligible low-income individuals.

service area
Amado,Arivaca,Nogales,Tubac

business hours
Thurs 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Arivaca Coordinating Council Human Resource Group

Arivaca Human Resource building

17252 W. 5th St.
Arivaca, AZ 85601

(520) 398-2771

Fax: (520) 398-9788

http://www.arivacahr.com

  • Low Income
  • Spanish Services

description
Hunger Relief in the form of Meals and Food Boxes.
Energy Assistance for Trico, TEP, Propane, SWGas, and Firewood for cooking/heating
On-site Thrift Store offering gently used clothing, accessories, and linens.
Referral and support services.

service area
Arivaca

business hours
M-Th 8a-4p, Fri 8a-2p, Closed Sat and Sun.

costs
Many of our services are provided by volunteers, emphasizing hope and dignity for the individual. Confidentiality is of extreme importance. While helping the community, we encourage self-sufficiency through assistance and education. Services are provided free of charge. The exception is clothing and linens from our on-site Thrift Store. Most items are priced at $.50/each.

Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES)

SNAP

1455 S. Alvernon
Tucson, AZ 85711

(855) 432-7587

https://des.az.gov/services/basic-needs/food/nutrition-assistance

  • Low Income

description
The Arizona DES offers a variety of services for all population members. The Nutrition Assistance (formerly the Food Stamp Program) is Arizona’s program for the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Nutrition Assistance supports families to prevent under-nutrition in Arizona. For more information visit our website.

business hours
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Arizona's Baptist Children's Services & Family Ministries

2411 E. Fort Lowell Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712

(800) 678-0648 | (520) 253-8999

http://www.azresourcecenters.com/crc/what-we-do/food--clothing

description
Arizona's Baptist Children's Services - Community Resource Center provides resources such as food and clothing assistance. Community Resource Centers can assist clients with the SNAP application.

business hours
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1-4pm

Armory Park Senior Center

City of Tucson

220 S. 5th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701

(520) 791-4865

https://www.tucsonaz.gov/parks/ArmoryCenter

  • Low Income

description
PCOA and Armory Park Senior Center provide meals for adults 60 and older. Meals are served between 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM M - F. In addition to meals, the center offers recreational, educational, and healthy living programs and provides a wide range of activities, including games, crafts, dancing, clubs. You must register in advance to attend. Call the center staff for more information. Armory Park Senior Center also offers food boxes provided by the Tucson Community Food Bank on the 4th Wednesday of each month, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - F 8:30 - 5:00

costs
A suggested donation of $2.00 is requested.

Caridad Community Kitchen

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

845 N. Main Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85705

(520) 882-5641

https://www.communityfoodbank.org/

  • Low Income

description
Caridad offers a community meal program for homeless or hungry people, a culinary jobs skills training program for low-income or unemployed people.

business hours
M - Th 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Grab no Go meals, F - 2:00PM to 4:00Pm Hot Meal and Grab N Go meal

Caring Ministries

Arizona Baptist Services

820 W. Calle Sur
Tucson, AZ 85705

(520) 882-2645

https://wearecaring.org/

  • Low Income
  • Spanish Services

description
Caring Ministries is a food pantry that provides food to families and older adults. Please see the website for other food distribution locations.

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - F 7:00 AM -9:00 AM

Casa Community Center

Congregate and Community Meal Programs

780 S. Park Centre Ave.
Green Valley, AZ 85614

(520) 393-6814

https://posadalife.org/community-services/casa-community-services/

  • Low Income

description
PCOA and various dedicated community partners provide meals served at lunch sites to older adults who are 60 and older. In addition to meals, the center offers recreational, educational, and healthy living programs. You must register in advance to attend. Call the center manager for more information or to register.

service area
Green Valley

business hours
M - F 8:30 - 4:30

costs
A suggested donation of $3.00 is requested

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