Listings for Meals and Nutrition / Community Lunch Programs

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.

Community Lunch Programs

Meal and nutrition programs exist around the county and are run by various organizations. PCOA has the largest community lunch program with 13 sites around the county. Not only do these programs help low-income older adults receive the nutrition they need, the programs also allow them to make new social connections with their neighbors. Each program has different requirements for service and most require registration prior to attending.

See the glossary for descriptions of all categories


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.

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

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

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona

140 W. Speedway Blvd., Ste 230
Tucson, AZ 85705

(520) 623-0344

Fax: (520) 770-8514

https://www.ccs-soaz.org/

  • Low Income
  • Spanish Services

description
Catholic Community Services provides a range of human services throughout Southern Arizona for people of all ages. Services for elders include: home-delivered meals, congregate meal sites, low-income senior housing, counseling, and a clothing and food pantry at its Pio Decimo Center location. For a location near you, please visit our website.

service area
Tucson

Fred Archer Center

City of Tucson
Parks and Recreation

1665 S. La Cholla Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85713

(520) 791-4353

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

description
Pima Council On Aging 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. This site also has computers that the public can use to access the Internet for job searches.

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

La Posada at Park Centre

Casa Community Services

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

(520) 393-6814

http://posadalife.org/

description
La Posada at Park Centre provides social activities, and nutritious meals for individuals aged 60 and over (or spouse regardless of age). La Posada at Park Centre also provides adult day care as a form of respite services for caregivers. Program is state licensed, and is staffed with health aides, activity aides, and licensed nurses. Nursing staff can assist with administrating medication, and health aides can assist with personal care. Participants can participate in a variety of individual and group activities, including exercise, field trips, and entertainment.

service area
Green Valley

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

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

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

Northminster Presbyterian Church

Senior Lunches

2450 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85719

(520) 327-7121

Fax: (520) 327-1839

http://npctucson.org/

  • Low Income

description
Northminster offers meal ministries providing groceries and food items free of charge, open to all.
MOBILE DRIVE-THRU FOOD PANTRY
3rd Thursday of the month (Nov. - May) | 8-10 am | South Parking Lot
In partnership with Interfaith Community Services and The Community Food Bank, free produce and food items are given out monthly. No-touch, drive-through format. Enter our South parking lot from Tucson Blvd.
GRAB AND GO MEAL
Mondays | Weekly | 5:00-6:00 pm | Prayer Garden Entrance
In partnership with the Caridad Community Kitchen, Northminster offers a nutritious, portable meal for anyone hungry. Small bags of dog and cat food are also available for furry friends. Open to all!
FOOD PANTRY
Tuesdays | Weekly | 9:00-11:00 am | Multipurpose Bldg. (south parking lot)
Our Deacons Pantry is blessing our community with free bags of essential grocery items. No ID required.
SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICES - In-Person and Online - 8, 9:45 & 11:30AM Livestream: https://youtube.com/npctucson

service area
Tucson

business hours
Mon-Thurs 9am-4pm, Fri. & Sat. Closed, Sun. 9am-11am

Picture Rocks Community Center

Citizens for Picture Rocks
Community Lunch Program Site

5615 N. Sanders Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85743

(520) 682-7166

https://webcms.pima.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=3720

  • Low Income

description
Congregate meals are served to low-income individuals in Picture Rocks provided they verify income. In addition to lunch, you can also get involved in exercise classes, crafts, and other activities. The Seniors Group meets once per month to plan activities such as field trips, special events, and guest speakers.

service area
Picture Rocks

business hours
M – F 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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