Senior (Lunch &) Nutrition Program
Our Senior Nutrition Program offers a hot lunch, prepared on-site at the Mountain View Senior Center, for anyone over the age of 60.
This program, funded by the County of Santa Clara and the City of Mountain View, strives to reduce hunger and food insecurity among our senior citizens. It also promotes socialization by breaking down the barriers of isolation in which so many of our seniors find themselves living alone.
In addition to the daily nutritious meal served 5 days/week, nutrition and health education is provided to improve nutrition behavior health literacy among the program attendees. Opportunities to socialize, build relationships and access other senior/community services are also provided.
Preventing malnutrition, offering health and nutrition education and offering seniors a place to socialize helps keep seniors living independently and in their own homes longer.
"My name is Karl*. I come to America from Iran in 2010 as a religious refugee. Because I am not Muslim it was very dangerous for me in my country.
"American people have been very kind to me. The senior nutrition program has given me the opportunity live healthy and make many kind friends. I do not make enough money to pay [for both] rent and buy food. I have no money left after pay for rent. No money for food.
"I don’t know what I would do to survive if I did not come to program everyday. Still I worry what would I do without food.
"I am due [sic] to American people and volunteer everyday to help pay back. I will do anything to help.
"Thank you to American people."
*Client's name changed to protect privacy and dignity.
For more information about our Senior Nutrition Program, contact our Senior Nutrition Program Coordinator.