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


Fred Archer Center

City of Tucson
Parks and Recreation

1665 S. La Cholla Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85713

(520) 791-4353

Fax: (520) 791-4140

Email: tprd-archer@tucsonaz.gov

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

description
Amenities: craft room, kids game room, multi-purpose rooms, room rentals, vending machines, weight room, covered basketball court, picnic tables, playground area, swimming pool & outdoor walking path. KIDCO after-school program/camps 5-11-year-old and In-Betweeners Club 12-14-year-old - Summer only. Senior programs 50+ Texas Hold'em, Quilting/Knitting, chair exercise class, & PCOA congregate meals.

business hours
M - F 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, S 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

costs
Daily fees: Adults $1.50, Youth & Seniors $1
Quarterly memberships: Adults $24, Youth & Seniors $18
Annual memberships: Adults $88, Youth & Seniors $66
Senior Activity Card: Seniors 50+ $25/year, $7 quarterly

Friendly House, Inc.

113 W. Sherman St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

(602) 257-1870

Fax: (602) 257-8278

Email: fhinfo@friendlyhouse.org

http://www.friendlyhouse.org

  • Spanish Services

description
Friendly House, Inc. provides adult education, workforce development, immigration legal services, emergency support services such as utility assistance, food assistance, and more. Please visit our website for a complete list of services and their descriptions.

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM by appointment only

Interfaith Community Services

Home-Delivered Meals - NW

2820 W. Ina Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85741

(520) 297-6049 ext: 4208

Fax: (520)797-3029

Email: info@icstucson.org

https://www.icstucson.org/

  • Low Income

description
Within specified zip codes (call for more information), ICS provides two home-delivered meals each weekday, one hot and one cold, home-bound older adults, and others who cannot obtain or prepare adequate meals eat without assistance. Special diets, such as diabetic or cardiac, can be accommodated.

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - F 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

costs
Cost based on sliding scale.

Interfaith Community Services

2820 W. Ina Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85741

(520) 297-6049

Email: info@icstucson.org

http://www.icstucson.org/volunteer-opportunities

  • Low Income

description
Interfaith Community Services (ICS) is a member of the Neighbors Care Alliance (NCA) with Pima Council on Aging (PCOA), provides multiple services for older adults, including transportation, errands, phone calls, friendly visits, grocery shopping, meal delivery, and more. Please call for more information on volunteering.

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - F 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Las Comadritas

YWCA Southern Arizona
Community Lunch Program Site

243 W. 33rd St.
Tucson , AZ 85713

(520) 623-0100

Fax: (520) 884-5205

Email: info@ywcatucson.org

https://ywcatucson.org/program/wlwc/las-comadritas/

  • Low Income
  • Spanish Services

description
Las Comadritas are a group of older adults who come together each week for socialization, gardening, exercise, healthy meals, crafts, and Bingo! We are always looking to welcome more people.

business hours
M & Th 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Liogue Senior Center

Community Lunch Program Site

7601 S. Camino Benes, Bldg. B
Tucson, AZ 85757

(520) 879-5530

Fax: (520) 879-5604

Email: Rebecca.Matuz@pascuayaqui-nsn.gov

https://www.pascuayaqui-nsn.gov/

description
Liogue Senior Center serves older adults of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe who live on or off the reservation. Though the full operational hours of the center are below, note that breakfast is served between 8:30 AM -9:30 AM and lunch between 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM.

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

Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest

1231 N. Norris Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719

(520) 748-2300

Fax: (520) 514-7646

Email: requests-comments@lss-sw.org

http://www.lss-sw.org

  • ALTCS
  • In-Home Services
  • Low Income
  • Spanish Services

description
Lutheran Social Services has four areas of service in Arizona: aging and disability services, children & family services, emergency services, and refugee & immigration services. LSS-SW's Aging & Disability Services provides in-home care, including personal attendant care, housekeeping, grocery shopping, meal preparation, habilitation, and respite for family caregivers. LSS-SW delivers meals through Pima Meals on Wheels. Individuals receiving home-delivered meals may also qualify for pet food assistance.

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

costs
$20/hour for private pay

MagicKitchen.com

11310 W. 80th St.
Lenexa, KS 66214-3307

(800) 516-2442

Fax: (816) 492-3221

Email: info@magickitchen.com

https://www.magickitchen.com/

description
Retail sale of prepared frozen meals across all states in the continental US.

business hours
8AM to 6PM central Monday through Friday, 8AM to 3PM Saturday and Sunday

costs
Every item has different pricing but about $10 per complete meal.

Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona

Home Delivered Meals

4803 E. 5th St., Ste. 209
Tucson, AZ 85711

(520) 622-1600

Fax: (520) 622-1607

Email: info@mobilemealssoaz.org

http://www.mobilemealssoaz.org

  • In-Home Services
  • Low Income
  • Spanish Services

description
Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona (MMSA) has been delivering medically-tailored meals, regular socialization, and enhanced community support to homebound individuals with disabilities throughout Pima County since 1970. Our mission is accomplished with the help of over 300 community volunteers and nine local hospitals and healthcare facilities that prepare low-cost, special diet meals for the vulnerable adults we serve. Mobile Meals delivers freshly-prepared, medically-tailored meals to seniors and adults with disabilities who cannot shop or cook meals for themselves. Nearly 90% of our clients are low to extremely-low income adults with physical and mental health comorbidities such as diabetes, stroke, amputation, cardiac and respiratory distress, renal failure, cancer, blindness, and dementia. Many of the younger adults living with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, schizophrenia, severe depression, and PTSD (especially veterans). Serving 500 homebound clients annually, meals are delivered by trained and compassionate volunteers Monday through Friday and are freshly prepared to meet each client’s specific dietary needs. Meals are delivered along 33 daily routes in 25 zip codes to neighbors in Tucson, South Tucson, Vail, Corona de Tucson, Sahuarita, and Green Valley.

service area
Green Valley,Sahuarita,Vail

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

costs
There is a sliding scale fee. Pet food and incontinence supplies are free.

Mom's Meals

(877) 508-6667

http://www.momsmeals.com/

description
Order by phone or online. Mom's Meals offers meal plans and recipes designed for older adults. Breakfast and lunch entrées available. Other special diets offered include hearthealthy, diabetic-friendly, pureed food, and low-sodium options. Fresh meals are shipped in “Fresh-Lock” packaging. Meals can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 14 days.

business hours
M-F 8:00 AM-6:00 PM - CST

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