Our Programs

Nutrition

Congregate Meal Sites

Congregate meal sites provide hot, nutritionally balanced meals to the elderly or disabled adults in a group setting such as senior centers, housing sites and churches who may otherwise not eat properly as well as socialization experiences. Congregate meals are often combined with recreational, educational and social activities. These are usually federally-funded programs and meals are provided to older adults regardless of ability to pay but donations are often encouraged.

Eligibility requirements for WCAAA nutrition programs include:

  • 60 years of age or older
  • the spouse of the person regardless of age
  • Handicapped or disabled individual who resides in a housing facility occupied primarily by the elderly at which congregate nutrition services are provided
Bethlehem Nick's Country Kitchen 203-266-7317 8 Flander's Rd., Bethlehem M-F
Brookfield Brookfield Senior Center 203-755-5308 100 Pocono Rd., Brookfield M-TH
Chesire Chesire Senior Center 203-272-0047 240 Maple Ave., Chesire T-F
Canaan Falls Village Senior Center 860-824-4863 107 Main St., 2nd Flr. Falls Village TH
Danbury Danbury Senior Center 203-797-4686 10 Elwood Place, Danbury M-F
Harwinton Harwinton Senior Center 860-689-1951 209 Weingart Rd., Harwinton T, TH
Kent Templeton Farms Recreation Building 860-927-2055 16 Swifts Lane, Kent M-W
Litchfield Litchfield Community Center 860-567-5746 421 Bantam Rd., Litchfield M-F
Middlebury Middlebury Senior Center 203-577-4166 1172 West St., Middlebury T, W, TH
Morris Morriss Senior Center 860-567-7437 109 East St., Morris M, W, F
Naugatuck Naugatuck Senior Center 203-720-70699 300 Meadow St., Naugatuck M, T, TH, F
Naugatuck George B. Lewis I 203-729-3387 71 Osborn Rd., Naugatuck 1st Fri. of Month
Naugatuck George B. Lewis II 203-729-0508 1013 Wied Dr., Naugatuck M-F
New Fairfield New Fairfield Senior Center 203-312-5665 33 State Route 37, New Fairfield M-F
New Hartford New Hartford Senior Center 860-379-3980 530 Main St., New Hartford W, TH
New Milford New Milford Senior Center 203-355-6075 40 Main St., New Milford M-TH
Newtown Newtown Senior Center 203-270-4310 14 Riverside Rd., Newtown M-TH
Newtown Nunnawauk Meadows Congregate Housing 203-426-2594 3 Nunnawauk Rd., Newtown M-F
Norfolk Meadowbrook Housing 860-542-5434 9 Shepard Rd., Norfold M, W, TH
Prospect Prospect Senior Center 203-758-5300 6 Center St., Prospect Occasional
Redding Heritage Senior Center 203-938-9275 37 Lonetown Rd., Redding T, W
Sailsbury Lakeville - Town Grove Recreation Building 860-435-5197 42 Ethan Allen St., Lakeville M, W, TH
Sherman American Pie Company Restaurant* 860-350-0662 29 Route 37 Center, Sherman M-F
Southbury Southbur Senior Center 203-262-0631 561 Main St., South, Southbury T, TH
Southbury Jewish Federation 203-267-3177 444 Main St., Southbury W (as scheduled)
Southbury Grace Meadows 203-267-5419 380 N. Poverty Rd., Southbury M-F
Thomaston Claire Hall 203-283-5174 55 Union St., Thomaston T-F
Torrington Sullivan Senior Center 860-482-4151 88 East Albert St., Thomaston M-F
Torrington Torrington West Apartments 860-489-7328 356 West Torringford St., Torrington M-F
Waterbury Hispanic Coalition 203-754-6172 135 E. Liberty St., Waterbury M, T, TH, F
Waterbury Brass House Resturant* 203-755-4910 2620 S. Main St., Waterbury M-F
Waterbury Monteiro Resturant* 203-573-0645 161 Fairfield Ave, Waterbury M-F
Waterbury Amalfi's Resturant* 203-755-5554 580 Wolcott St., Waterbury T-F
Waterbury Waterbury Senior Center 203-574-6746 1985 East Main St., Bldg. B, Waterbury T, TH
Watertown Fall Avenue Senior Center 860-945-5250 311 Falls Ave., Watertown M, T, TH, F
Winsted McCarthy Senior Center 860-379-4252 80, Holabrid Ave., Winsted M-F
Wolcott Rietdyke Senior Center 203-879-8133 211 Nicholas Rd., Wolcott M, T, TH, F
Woodbury Woodbury Senior Center 203-263-2828 265 Main St., South, Woodbury T, TH
* Senior Dine Program Location. Please call for more information and to make your reservation 24 hours in advance.

Please call the meal site for details on meal times and call for reservations 24 hours in advance.

Food Pantries
Food pantries acquire food products through donations, canned food drives, food bank programs or direct purchases, and distribute the food to people who are in emergency situations.
2-1-1 for food pantry locations in your area.

Home Delivered Meals - Meals on Wheels

Prepared meals delivered to a person's home for individuals who are unable to prepare or obtain nourishing meals on their own. WCAAA's home-delivered meal programs provide two meals a day and can be obtained anywhere from one to seven days per week depending on need. Eligibility factors:

  • 60 years of age or older
  • Home-bound status, not able to access public places without assistance; not drive

To apply or make a referral for Meals on Wheels, please call the WCAAA at (800) 994-9422 or (203)757-5449.

Clients inquiring about delivery days, please call your local Meals on Wheels provider:

Central Naugatuck Valley (203) 757-7738
Housatonic Valley (203) 743-5418
Litchfield Hills / Northwest (860) 482-4151


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly Food Stamps
SNAP is administered by State of Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS) and provides monthly benefits through a credit card system (EBT) to help low-income households to buy the food they need for good health. The amount of money available to eligible persons depends on the number of people in the household, income, plus rent and utility expenses.

State of CT Department of Social Services

Local DSS offices
Waterbury
249 Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06702-1397
(203) 597-4000  
Towns Served: Beacon Falls, Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott  

Danbury
342 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810-5833
(203) 207-8900  
Towns Served: Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Sherman  

Torrington
62 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 1, Torrington, CT 06790-9983
(860) 496-6900  
Towns Served: Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Canaan, Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Thomaston, Torrington, Warren, Washington, Winchester, Woodbury.