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Area agencies on aging (AAAs) provide nutrition services for eligible Missourians. Eligible Missourians include:

  • Missourians 60 or older
  • The spouse of a Missourian 60 or older
  • Adults with disabilities in certain situations

These services are intended to reduce hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition; promote socialization among older people; and delay the onset of adverse health conditions among older people resulting from poor nutritional health or sedentary behavior.

Nutrition services include congregate meals and home-delivered meals.

  • Congregate meals: Meals provided by a qualified nutrition project provider to a qualified individual in a congregate or group setting.
  • Home-delivered meals: Meals provided to a qualified individual in his/her place of residence. Home-delivered meals may be delivered hot or frozen.


Find your local AAA here to learn what nutrition services are available in your area. You can also call the Missouri Senior Resource Line toll-free at 1-800-235-5503 to be connected with local assistance.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 2201MOOASS, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201.