A variety of free and donation-based programs are available through the AAA to make sure seniors get a good meal. The full list of programs is found on the Nutrition Services page on the Johnson County Human Services website.
Neighborhood Centers offer hot meals mid-day in neighborhood community and senior centers. Those over age 60 can eat for free, but a $3.00 donation is suggested. Additionally, the noontime meals offer socialization and access to other senior services. For details and locations, see the Nutrition Services Neighborhood Centers page.
Meals on Wheels provides home-delivered meals to frail and homebound elderly residents. Residents must qualify for this service, and the assessment is free. Breakfast is available Tuesday through Thursday, and a hot meal and a cold meal (such as a sandwich) are delivered to the customer. These meals are also free, but donations of $3.00 per meal are encouraged. The Meals on Wheels page offers more information on how to sign up and how they prepare for when bad weather interrupts delivery.
The Home Plate Meal Program is a specialized program for short-term meal assistance for those temporarily homebound after a hospital stay (or similar situation). Seven days supply of microwavable frozen meals are delivered when the client returns home.