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Congregate Meals Program

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Check Lottery

If you are 60 years of age, meet the income guidelines and are a resident of Baltimore County, you may enter our lottery drawing to receive one book of Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) checks (value of $35). Only one book per household. 

Application Period Closed

The lottery application period has ended. Winners chosen in the random lottery drawing will receive their SFMNP coupon books via the United States Postal Service.

Eating Together 

This program provides nutritious meals and companionship at over 35 senior centers, community buildings and senior residences. View Eating Together locations and days. Please note: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eating Together program at senior centers is canceled. Please see "Grab-and-Go Meals" above for information on the Eating Together program operating in senior housing buildings.

The menus, planned as the main meal of the day, are made up of a variety of foods to provide at least one-third of the recommended daily nutritional needs. Menu calendars for regular meals (PDF) and kosher meals (PDF) are available each month. Seasonal favorites are included and special menus are offered for holidays. Reservations are required. Please reserve your meal by 10:15 a.m. on the dates listed on the menu calendar.

Meals are prepared and delivered by commercial caterers. Kosher meals are offered at several sites. No salt is added to the food and detailed nutrition information is available to assist those on special diets. A registered dietitian regularly offers free nutrition education and counseling at various sites.

Baltimore County residents aged 60 and over and their spouses of any age are eligible to participate in this program and are asked to make a voluntary, anonymous donation. Younger persons may also participate, but are required to pay the full cost of the meal.

Costs and Contributions

Meal costs are as follows:

  • Regular meal—$4.69
  • Box meal—$5.25
  • Regular super special meal—$6.19

Minimum requested contribution: regular meal program—$2.50

  • Kosher regular meal—$7.00
  • Kosher box meal—$7.00
  • Kosher super special meal—$10.50

Minimum requested contribution: Kosher meal program—$3.50

Contributions are voluntary, anonymous and based on ability to contribute. All contributions are used to enable the program to serve as many meals as possible. Eating Together is part of the congregate meals program which serves approximately 150 million meals to seniors each year across the nation.

"The Eating Together program helps to alleviate loneliness; it's great for socialization and helps with budgeting. Coming to the site fulfills your day."

Nutrition Education

Nutrition education is offered regularly at sites where Eating Together meals are served. Nutrition education provides a basis for making informed choices and setting realistic nutritional goals. For more information, download an Eating Together Brochure (PDF) or contact the MAP office by calling 410-887-2594.

Revised July 26, 2021         


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