Nutrition & Meal Services

Access to nutritious food is important for healthy aging. AgeSpan offers a variety of nutrition services designed to help people stay healthy and independent in their community. Services are provided at no cost to eligible individuals.

Home-delivered Meals

Our Meals on Wheels program delivers more than 850,000 meals every year throughout our service area. The program provides adults 60 and older and qualified individuals with disabilities with a hot meal delivered to their door, five days a week.

Medically Tailored Meals

Chronic health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and kidney disease are often better managed and controlled through good nutrition. We deliver a variety of medically tailored meals to meet individual needs.

Culturally Appropriate Meals

We want the food we provide to be as diverse as the communities we serve. We can deliver the meals for our community members who prefer to follow a nutritious Latino or Chinese diet. 

For more information about Meals on Wheels or to make a referral for our meals programs, submit a referral form or call us at 1-800-892-0890.

Nutrition Counseling and Dietitian Services

Our team of Registered Dietitians is available to help people learn how to eat healthy through individualized, in-home nutrition counseling, medical nutrition therapy and through public nutrition presentations and outreach.

Mobile Market

The AgeSpan Mobile Market will be held every third Tuesday starting August 16, 2022, at the Boys & Girls Club, 136 Water Street, Lawrence. Produce and other food items are supplied by The Great Boston Food Bank. The market is open to Merrimack Valley residents of all ages on a first-come, first-served basis. 

If you are at least 18 and want to volunteer, please contact AgeSpan Program Manager Ruth Ortiz at or call 978-946-1279. Business and community organizations are welcome.

Elder Brown Bag Program

In collaboration with the Greater Boston Food Bank, we provide nearly 2,500 “Brown Bags” filled with groceries every month, helping seniors stretch their food budgets. Income-eligible adults 60 and older can apply for this free program. Groceries are distributed monthly at sites in Haverhill and Lowell.

Additional resources

Nutrition Program Fact Sheet

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Elder Brown Bag Program

English | Spanish

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