Good nutrition is a critical part of being healthy. Not only does healthy food fuel our brains and bodies, but a diet high in unhealthy food can reduce immunity, and even impair physical and mental development. For these reasons, good nutrition is particularly important for older people and people with disabilities.
Our efforts in nutrition provide important support that helps people thrive in our community. The centerpiece of GMVCC’s Senior Program is our Congregate Meal Program "Let's Do Lunch". Meals are provided at noon every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and transportation is available. We alternate days with the Black Diamond Community Center which provides congregate meals at their site on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We work with a registered dietician to ensure that meals are as nutritious as possible.
Seniors who are 60 years of age or older, and homebound due to illness or disability, are eligible for Meals on Wheels. Volunteers deliver high quality meals based on a menu that includes 30 dinner/lunch entrees and 5 breakfast items. Each week more than 200 meals are delivered to dozens of seniors in our local community. This program is vital to the health and independence of some of our most vulnerable neighbors.
Let's Do Lunch
Lorrie and Beth are two of the greatest cooks in the world according to a lot of our 50 + Program Participants. They work their wiles on all sorts of menus, from good old comfort food to Mexican to Asian and then some. Join us each Monday, Wednesday and Friday to refuel and relax with friends.
Lunch served each Mon., Wed., Fri. at 12:00. For those age 60+ registered with ADS (Aging & Disability Services) living in King County there is a suggested donation of $3. For all others there is a $6 fee. PLEASE NOTE: all menus are subject to availability of food items. Milk, coffee and tea are available for all lunches.
The Senior Lunch Program is funded in part by a grant from the City of Seattle Aging & Disability Services.
GMVCC Main Hall
For those age 60+ registered with ADS (Aging & Disability Services) living in King County there is a suggested donation of $3. For all others there is a $6 fee.
Meals on Wheels
Delivered to your home
Meals on Wheels at the Greater Maple Valley Community Center is part of a national program that provides nutritious meals and other nutrition services to men and women in our local community who are elderly, homebound, disabled, frail, or at risk.
Download an application at the Senior Services website.
Who is eligible?
Persons 60 years of age or older who are homebound due to illness or handicap and who are unable to prepare their own nutritious meals are eligible for Meals on Wheels.
The spouse and handicapped persons who reside with the eligible participant are also eligible to receive meals if this is in the best interest of the participant.
Eligible participants decide for themselves what, if anything, they can afford to donate for their meals. The suggested donation is $3.00 per meal. You may use your Quest card (or "Food Stamp" card) to donate toward the cost of your meals. No eligible person will be denied meals if unable to make a contribution.
What are the meals like?
The dinners include a high quality protein entree, vegetable and rice or potato plus a choice of a white or dark roll with margarine. Breakfasts offer eggs, pancakes or French toast, fruit and choice of juice. Each meal includes non-fat dry milk equal to one cup of milk per meal. Each meal meets 1/3 of the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for older adults. Six dinners are available in Kosher.
What is the procedure?
Once an application form is received, the Meals on Wheels office will contact you within two weeks to assess your eligibility and to determine the number of meals and frequency of delivery needed. Once enrolled in the program, an order and delivery schedule will be assigned. You choose from a menu that includes 31 dinner/lunch entrees and 5 breakfast items. Your contribution can be made at delivery time with cash, check, or Quest card.
Powered by GMVCC Volunteers
Did you know the GMVCC Meals on Wheels program is staffed by volunteers?
An enthusiastic contingent of volunteers from the local community phone participants to take meal orders, and then pack and deliver over 200 meals each week to dozens of seniors in our local community.
For more information email Tracy or call 425-432-1272 if you would like to volunteer for this important program.
Free for low income seniors
Don't let your dog or cat go hungry!
In partnership with the Seattle Humane Society the Greater Maple Valley Community Center offers free pet food for qualifying low income seniors. Dry pet food will be provided each month for up to three spayed/neutered cats or dogs per household. Canned food will be provided when available and if requested.
Special dietary needs will be met if food is available.
Complete and submit the Pet Food Application Forms (PDF 1.31MB) to the GMVCC front desk. The deadline for applications to request pet food for the next month must be completed by the 10th of each month. Any applications received after the 10th day of the month will not receive pet food in the following month, but two months out if approved.
Age Requirement: 50+