Nutrition Services FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for home delivered meals?

A person who is over 60 and home-bound due to age or health may be eligible for home delivered meals. Some people under 60 who are disabled may also qualify for home delivered meals. Health conditions and nutritional risk are deciding factors in eligibility. Income status does not determine eligibility.

How do I get someone signed up for home delivered meals?

Call an Information & Referral specialist at (812) 876-3383.

Is there any fee involved with the congregate café or home delivered meals?

A donation of $2.50 per meal is requested but no one is turned away for lack of funds.

Can I just show up at the congregate café meal site or do I need to make a reservation?

If you are new to the congregate café meal site please go and register as a participant. Usually there is extra food and the site manager will be able to serve you. After you have registered you can sign up for meals the following week and a meal will be ordered for you. Each site welcomes new participants and we hope you’ll join us soon.

Who is eligible for Mobile Food Pantry services?

Anyone over the age of 60 who is homebound, does not live with someone who can drive and has a limited income. Call Lesa Hofferth at (812) 935-2535 for more information about eligibility or to sign up for Mobile Food Pantry services.

Do I get any choices about food I get in the food pantry program?

If you are vegetarian, diabetic, or have food allergies, we will make every effort to accommodate your needs, but our food selection is very limited. Pet food is available for your companion animal as well. Please let us know if you have a cat or a dog that may need food.