Food & Nutrition Services

Council on Aging suggests these food and nutrition services if you are in need of food.

Union County Senior Nutrition Program

Union County Senior Nutrition Program provides meals to county residents 60 and older. There is no cost to participate and  no income guidelines. Programs include home delivered meals, meals at congregate meal sites and supplemental nutrition access (Ensure). These services are provided through the Union County Department of Health and Human Services.

To learn more about these programs, click the buttons below.

Volunteers deliver five healthy lunchtime meals a week to seniors unable to obtain food or prepare meals and who are unable to leave their homes unassisted. Eligibility is assessed by a county employee during a home visit and periodic home and telephone visits are conducted for all clients receiving home-delivered meals. To apply, complete the online application above or call 704-283-3712 or 704-292-2567.

Hot, tasty and nutritious lunchtime meals are served and daily activities are provided Monday through Friday at four dining sites in Union County. To apply, complete the online application above, visit the site closest to you and complete a registration form or call 704-283-3712 or 704-292-2567.

Food and Nutrition Services (SNAP/EBT)

Food and Nutrition Assistance, also known as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), provides an electronic benefit card for seniors with income restrictions for them to purchase groceries. Older adults must meet income, resource, citizenship and work requirements to qualify. To learn more, or apply, call Union County Health and Human Services at 704-296-4300. Or, follow this link to apply online. 

Local Food Pantries

Common Heart: 704-218-9060

Community Shelter of Union County: 704-289-5300

Heart for Monroe: 980-722-7241

Loaves and Fishes of Monroe: 704-960-1486

Operation Reach Out:  704-289-4237

If you need emergency food, please call the food pantries above to confirm eligibility and availability of resources. 

Free Grocery Delivery

Council on Aging works with several community partners with food pantries to ensure that our older neighbors have groceries delivered to their homes.  Groceries can be delivered on a monthly or bi-weekly basis depending on the need and family size.  

To learn more or to request food be delivered, contact our office at 704-292-1797.