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Director: Jennifer Johnson
Skagit County’s Senior Nutrition
& Meals on Wheels Program

Skagit County’s Senior Nutrition Program provides nutritious, noontime meals to seniors through a variety of services. Each meal distributed by the program is designed to provide one-third of the Recommended Daily Dietary Allowances for people over 60 years of age.

The "Meals on Wheels" Program provides hot and/or frozen meals to seniors who cannot leave their homes without assistance and have difficulty in preparing their own meals. Volunteers deliver all meals. The goal of the "Meals on Wheels" program is to enable seniors to remain at home, living independent lives even though they may not be able to prepare nutritious, well-balanced meals.

Skagit County’s "Congregate or Senior Center Meal" Program provides hot noontime meals to seniors who are able to leave their homes and join others at designated Senior Centers. Seniors dining at a nutrition site have the opportunity to socialize with others and participate in organized activities.

Where are Meal Sites located & when are meals available?

  • Anacortes Senior Activity Center
    1701 22nd St.
    (360) 293-7473
    Service: Monday – Friday, 11:30am -12:30pm

  • Burlington Senior Center
    1011 Greenleaf Ave.
    (360) 755-0102
    Service: Monday – Friday, 11:30am -12:30pm

  • Mount Vernon Senior Center
    1401 Cleveland
    (360) 336-5757
    Service: Monday – Friday, Noon

  • Sedro-Woolley Senior Center
    715 Pacific St.
    (360) 855-1531
    Service: Monday – Friday, 12:00-1:00pm

  • Community Covenant Church of Clear Lake
    12605 Highway 9
    (360) 856-1023
    Service: Wednesday, Noon

For seniors with special dietary needs, a "Liquid Meal Replacement" Program is also available. A liquid meal can be helpful for seniors who are underweight or cannot eat properly due to illness or disability.

Who is eligible for meals?

  • Individual must be 60 years of age or older or the spouse of a person 60 or over.
  • Individual must be homebound and unable to prepare meals for themselves because of limited physical activity; physiological or mental impairment; or lack the knowledge or skills to select and prepare nourishing and well-balanced meals.

How much do meals cost?

  • Meals are available to seniors and their spouses on a donation basis. The suggested donation is $4.00 per meal.
  • Suggested donation of $30.00 per case for liquid meals.
  • Donations are voluntary and confidential. No one is denied meal service due to inability to contribute.

Volunteer Support

A large and very dedicated troupe of volunteers spends time weekdays helping in our senior Center kitchens and delivering meals. Daily contact with volunteers is so important to isolated seniors, because, for many, it is their only regular personal contact. This service helps seniors continue to live independently in their own homes.

New volunteers are always needed. For more information on how you can volunteer, call (360) 416-1500