There are 20 nonprofit Senior Meals providers in South Dakota. These providers are either Title III-C or Title VI (Older Americans Act direct funding to the tribes). Nutrition programs are sponsored by either a nonprofit organization or a tribal or local government agency. Communities desiring a nutrition program may be a satellite of an existing organization.
Senior Meals Offer
- Hot, nutritious meals every weekday which meet one-third of an older person's dietary needs.
- Affordable, delicious meals offering a variety of food.
- An opportunity to meet others in a group dining atmosphere.
- Social contact for those who are homebound.
- Daily fellowship for an active and healthy lifestyle.
- An opportunity to help others by assisting with the program.
Senior Meals are an affordable way to help maintain your health. The cost of only one day in the hospital is equivalent to the cost of eating at Senior Meals for one year.
Fifty-two percent of the program's cost is covered by local support: a combination of participant donations, matching funds or additional community resources. Some communities provide the building and the utilities. Many hours of volunteer time are donated to the program in dining room preparation, kitchen assistance and service, as well as delivery of the home-delivered meals.