Socialize with friends while enjoying a meal and participate in games or other programs. Congregate site locations and times are as follows. A $2.50 donation for each meal is requested but not required of all participants over 60 years of age. Donations go directly back into the meal program and help us provide meals for more people.
Healthy Options Restaurant Vouchers
If you are 60 years of age or older you can receive up to seven vouchers per month for the following restaurants:
- The Village Inn - 309 E. Temperance, Ellettsville
- The Stinesville Mercantile - 8201 W. Main St., Stinesville
Participants order from a select menu offering nutritious and delicious meals in a restaurant setting. A $2.50 donation for each meal voucher is requested. Vouchers are available for pickup each month at our office and the Stinesville Mercantile Restaurant.
More Than A Meal (Home Delivered Meals)
The Area 10 Nutrition Program, More Than a Meal, serves homebound seniors and people with disabilities who are either unable or have great difficulty getting out of their homes and obtaining and cooking food for themselves. Our goal at Area 10 is to help seniors stay in their homes as long as it is possible and desired. Sometimes something as simple as a hot meal can make that possible. We call the program More Than a Meal because the service isn’t just about food. The meals are delivered by dedicated volunteers to homes in Monroe and Owen Counties 3-5 days a week (depending on the area). The volunteers provide the personal connection between the clients and Area 10.
The Area 10 Food Pantry program seeks to provide nutritional assistance to homebound individuals by delivering groceries on a monthly basis. Our aim is to assist those in need with access to wholesome foods and nutritional education so that they can better maintain an independent lifestyle. For more information about the food pantry, please click here.
Eighty-five percent of our meal routes are currently delivered by our dedicated volunteers, keeping our program costs low and ensuring that quality food arrives consistently at the door of those who need it. We are always actively seeking enthusiastic volunteers to deliver meals or groceries, help at congregate meal sites, assist with donations, shopping, bagging, and sorting. Groups of students, co-workers, friends, and/or family are welcome. All volunteers are required to complete a volunteer application and volunteer drivers must pass a background check. For more information or to submit an application, please click here.