Meals & Food
Senior Center "To Go" Meals
Due to COVID-19, the Center has been offering two To Go meals each month. These meals are homemade in our certified kitchen by Activities Coordinator Dot Lyman and volunteers. They are handedoff drive-through style infront of our building. A $3 donation is requested. Call us at 625-2502 for more information.
LifePath "To Go" Meals
LifePath is currently offering To Go-style meals on Wednesdays for pick up infront of the Center. These meals are handed off drive-through style do to COVID-19. A $3.50 donation is requested. Call us at 625-2502 for meal menus and to sign up.
Prior to COVID-19, LifePath meals were held in a congregate setting at The Senior Center on Tuesdays.
Senior Center Congregate Lunches on pause due to COVID-19
On Mondays, bring a brown bag lunch. Lunchtime is 11:30 AM. Please register at 625-2502.
On Tuesdays the Senior Center will be providing lunches and, on many days, a program. Menus and programs are listed on the monthly calendar. The cost is $3 for members; $4 for others (and if not pre-registered). Pre-registration required by the previous Thursday.
Special, Monthly Wednesday Luncheons, typically the last Wednesday of the month. This is often a themed lunch - Please check the monthly calendar for menus.
Be sure to check the monthly calendar for Ashfield’s Council on Aging Roving Lunches! These are typically the first Thursday of the month and are sometimes followed by a program. Check it out!
“Meals on Wheels” are available for seniors in West County up to seven days per week. Please call LifePath (formerly Franklin County Home Care) at 413-773-5555 for information and registration.
The Brown Bag Program - This program provides a bag of groceries for low-income adults who are 55 years and older (or younger with documented disability) and is distributed on the third Wednesday of the month at the Senior Center from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. To apply for the monthly bag of groceries, call the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts at 1-800-247-9632 or you can contact the Outreach Coordinator at The Senior Center for help with the application.
CISA Senior Farm Shares
CISA sponsors fifteen farm shares through the Senior Center typically beginning in late June or early July through mid-September. You must be 60 years old to apply and eligible in at least one of the following categories: receiving SNAP, Medicaid SSI, AFDS, or veterans’ aid; participate in the Brown Bag program; live alone with income below $24,980; or total income for a household below $33,820 (one share per household). Please call the Center for eligibility requirements.
Farm fresh produce is delivered to the Senior Center (in the past it has been a Tuesday but check the Calendar to be sure) and must be picked up by 4:00 PM. There is a one-time $10.00 co-pay. If there are more than 15 applicants, there will be a lottery. 2020 season applications and eligibility information will be available early May. Watch this website, check our Newsletter or call the Senior Center for information.
Please see our Newsletter and Calendar for more information about Meals.