The City of Las Cruces Senior Nutrition Program offers Congregate and Home Delivered Meals. We provide wholesome mid-day meals to seniors 60 years of age and older and their spouses for a suggested donation of $2.50. Those age 59 years and below are able to eat as a guest for the price of $7.50.
Our Mission is to provide our guests with nutritious, appetizing meals at our Congregate Meal locations or to deliver the same meal to them through the Home Delivered Meal program.
All meals meet federal and state guidelines which are reviewed and approved by a Registered Dietitian to ensure they provide the minimum 1/3rd of the daily nutrients and calories as defined by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Senior Nutrition provides pet care assistance for senior citizens. With on-goIng support from Tractor Supply, Senior Nutrition helps keep our clients and their pets together by providing no-cost pet food assistance
Food 4 Paws offers pet food distributions every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at the Eastside Community Center, located at 310 N. Tornillo St., from 8:30 a.m to 10:30 a.m. There is no income or residency requirement. The service is available to all senior citizens of Las Cruces as long as food supplies are available.
The daily responsibilities of pet ownership can be challenging for older adults To request pet care assistance, please complete the interest form found in the Pet Assistance Flyer (PDF).
For more information, contact Roger Bishop, Nutrition and Meals Services Program Manager, at (575)528-3013.
Home Delivered meals are available to eligible seniors who qualify. Individuals must be:
- Lacking a family support system
- Living inside the city limits
- Unable to obtain and prepare a nutritious meal
- Unable to participate in the congregate meal program because of an impairment or lack of transportation
A Case Manager must determine eligibility for all potential homebound clients during a home visit assessment. The meals that are served to homebound seniors are the same meal that are prepared and served at the Congregate Meal sites. Homebound clients receive a cold breakfast in addition to the noon meal.
The suggested donation for Home Delivered Meals is $3 for both meals. Weekend frozen meals are available for those who qualify. For more information, please call 575-541-2301.
Congregate meals are served at five locations:
- Benavidez Center
- Eastside Center
- Frank O’Brien Papen Center
- Munson Center
- Sage Café
Meals are served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with the exception of Sage Café, which serves from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday - Friday.
Make a Reservation
Please call our reservation line at 575-528-3012 by 1 p.m. the day before you want to eat. You can also email your meal reservations. New consumers can download and print an Eligible Visitor Intake Form (JPG) to start the registration process for Congregate Meals.
The short form is intended for consumers who want to try out the meals, or who are visiting from out-of-town. For continued service, a full registration form must be completed by a Case Manager at the meal site.
Stop by any of our centers for more information. We look forward to serving you.