Nutrition and Meal Services

The Maryland Department of Aging provides leadership for nutrition programs serving healthy meals or supplemental food to older adults throughout the state. The Department's role is to stimulate innovation, allocate state and federal funding, and ensure quality service delivery for programs that are provided directly by Area Agencies on Aging​, food banks, and other partners. Find out about how our nutrition programs improve older Marylander's health, address hunger, and helps support independence with

To ensure that older adults achieve and maintain optimal nutritional status, services offered by our community partners may include:
  • Home Delivered Meals and Group Dining (Congregate Nutrition)
  • Nutrition Screening, Counseling, and Education
  • My Groceries To Go! (Commodity Supplemental Food Program)
  • Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

Services may vary by location. Click here to ​find a program location near you​.​

Nutrition services for older Marylanders help to address a number of problems including:
  • Inadequate diets
  • Health problems resulting from chronic conditions
  • Food insecurity 
  • Social isolation


Learn more by clicking on one of the links below!