The Nutrition Department delivers a thousand meals a day along with a thousand smiles. If you would like a complete meal featuring delicious homemade meat loaf, old-fashioned soup beans and ham with cornbread, country fried steak and gravy along with bountiful and healthy side dishes and desserts delivered around the noon hour to your front door, call LCAP Nutrition. We will send a case manager who will do an eligibility assessment that does not take a lot of time, but is required.
Meal reservations or cancellations must be made by 5 p.m. the day prior (Friday for the following Monday, for example). You must be 60 or older. There is no charge for a meal. However donations are welcome. The suggested donation is $2.50. (Quite a bargain, huh?) No one is denied a meal because of an inability to make a donation.
Diet meals are available upon request. Our menus are subject to change. Bread and butter are served daily.
Lunch also is served at our congregate sites in the following locations: NEWARK — Heritage Hall Senior Center, 1058 E. Main St.; Terrace Gardens, 85 W. Church St.; Sharon Glyn Village, 914 Sharon Valley Rd.; Candlewick Commons, 15 S. Third St. and Washington Square Apartments, 340 Eastern Ave. LICKING COUNTY — Pataskala at the LEADS Center on Adams Lane, Utica at Oak Hill Manor on Cross Street and Heath at the Mitchell Retirement Center.
In the case of inclement weather when meal deliveries are cancelled, LCAP provides so-called “Blizzard Bags” that you should keep refrigerated to eat on cancellation days.
The Licking County Aging Program is delighted to provide our “Meals on Wheels” to our seniors. It is our oldest service, dating back to our 1972 founding at the old Plymouth Church in downtown Newark when cold lunches were provided one day a week and you had to come and get them. Since then we have grown to provide 1,000 meals daily from our spacious kitchen located at Heritage Hall Senior Center.