Food & Nutrition Services

Union County Senior Nutrition Programs

The Union County Senior Nutrition program includes 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 each of these programs, or to sign up for these services, click the buttons below. You will be redirected to the Union County website, wherein you can complete the necessary online applications for services.

Food and Nutrition Services (SNAP/EBT)

Food and Nutrition Assistance (FNS), also known as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), provides an electronic benefit card (EBT) for seniors with income restrictions in order for them to purchase groceries. Older adults must meet income, resource, citizenship and work requirements to qualify. To learn more, or apply for these services, 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 are in need of emergency food items, please call the food pantries listed above to confirm eligibility and availability of resources. 

Free Grocery Delivery

We work 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.