Congregate Meals

The Nutrition Program is for Portage County residents age 60 and over. Listed below are the locations, serving days and times of dining sites. For the number to call to make reservations, please call 715-346-1401.


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Reservations should be made 24 hours in advance.

Cost: Your donation toward the cost of the meal will help the program to continue. The suggested donation amount is $3.50 per meal.

Do you need a ride to the meal site in your area? Transportation is available.

Junction City Park Lodge
Serving Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 P.M.

Lincoln Center, 1519 Water Street, Stevens Point
Serving Monday through Friday at 12:00 P.M.

Hi-Rise Manor, 1300 Briggs Court, Stevens Point
Serving Monday through Friday at 12:00 P.M.

Plover Municipal Center
Serving Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 P.M.

Jensen Center, Amherst
Serving Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:00 P.M.

Faith Lutheran Church, Rosholt
Serving Monday through Friday at 12:00 P.M.

Join us for a nutritious and delicious hot meal. Meet old friends and make new ones. Enjoy educational and recreational activities and events that take place at the dining sites regularly.

Home-delivered meals are available to the homebound elderly throughout the county.

Do you have special diet requirements? In most cases these can be provided for at the dining sites-ask your local Dining Site Manager.

Would you like to help at the site? Teams of volunteers are needed to set up, serve and clean up at the dining sites, to deliver meals or to provide rides for participants.

The Nutrition Program is funded under Titles IIIC-1 and 2 of the Older Americans Act, by county tax dollars and participant donations, and by a grant from the United Way of Portage County.



Home-Delivered Meals

Homebound older adults may receive home-delivered meals. Depending upon where a person lives in Portage County, these meals are provided by either Meals on Wheels, Inc., or our Nutrition Program.

Program aims?
•Provide a friendly visit and safety check for participants when meals are delivered.
•Deliver a hot meal meeting 1/3 of  the recommended daily nutrition for adults.
•Connect participants to other community services.

Who can receive Home Delivered Meals?
Portage County residents age 60 or over, who are not able to prepare nutritionally adequate meals and have trouble leaving their home without assistance. Spouses and any disabled housemates are also eligible.

When do we deliver?
Weekdays, between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Delivery days are route specific. Frozen meals are available for non-delivery days .

What about special diets?
Most special dietary needs can be  accommodated, however, we must have a diet order from doctor.

Can't be home when meal arrives?
Be sure to let the Aging & Disability Resource Center know to cancel the meal at least 24 hours in advance.  If there's no answer when a meal is delivered, we assume there is a crisis situation and we call the contact person or alert an emergency medical team.

Cost?
Participants are asked to make a  donation for the meals delivered. Everyone will receive a meal regardless of donation amount. We depend on donations to cover about 1/3 of the costs of delivering the meals. Although the program is also supported by Older Americans Act funds, county tax dollars, and a grant from the United Way of Portage County, these do not cover total expenses.

What happens if there is a storm?
We don't send our drivers out on days when roads are bad or when  the schools are closed due to bad weather conditions.  We encourage participants to keep a shelf-stable food supply

Remember…

If you live within the city limits of Stevens Point, home-delivered meal service comes from:
Meals on Wheels, Inc.
41 Park Ridge Drive, Suite B
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 341-0081

If you live outside the city limits, service is provided by the Aging & Disability Resource Center Nutrition Program:
Lincoln Center
1519 Water Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 346-1401
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