Senior meal providers seek alternate plans

BISMARCK – North Dakota senior nutrition service providers have cancelled dine-in meals to protect vulnerable individuals from the coronavirus. Providers will be offering alternatives such as take out, home delivered and frozen meal options. They will continue to provide home-delivered meals to current consumers.
Last federal fiscal year, 14,465 older adults in North Dakota dined at senior meal sites, and 4,809 others received home-delivered meals. Each meal provides one third of the required daily nutrition recommended for older adults, according to the North Dakota Department of Human Services.
To qualify for meals, individuals must be at least 60 years old. People should check with their local senior nutrition provider to find out what options are available in their local area.