Nutrition & Food Security

Truck in front of building with food pantry volunteers
Our Neighbors' Table Offers Curbside Pick-Up Every Thursday Morning at the Newburyport Senior/Community Center

Meals On Wheels are delivered most weekdays to older adults who are homebound and/or unable to provide a midday meal for themselves. A small donation is requested, payable monthly after invoice is received.

Contact AgeSpan to register: 

1-800-892-0890 or 978-868-1422

        Meals on Wheels Monthly Menus

 

Daily Lunches

We are excited to resume Daily Lunches in the Dining Room and in our outdoor spaces on Monday, May 2nd at 11:00 a.m.

Reserve your lunch by visiting the COA Office or calling (978) 462-0430 at least a week in advance. Our Nutrition Coordinator must have accurate counts to ensure that all are fed.

Those who prefer to-go meals should indicate their preference when registering.

A $2 voluntary donation is requested to help defray costs.

Some menus will be included in the bi-monthly newsletter. Once provided by our vendor, luncheon menus will be available at the COA Office and listed below. Please note that there may be slight deviations in the menus depending on ingredient availability, etc.

 

Traveling Chef Meals

  • May 18th:     Chicken Fajitas
  • June 15th:     Soup & Salad

We are grateful to The Greater Newburyport Village and the Friends of the Newburyport Council on Aging for sponsoring the Traveling Chef Meals!

To reserve your complimentary Traveling Chef Meal, please call the Newburyport COA Office by noon on the previous Tuesday:    (978) 462-0430

 

First Parish Newbury Food Pantry

First Parish Newbury Food Pantry website

 

Our Neighbors' Table provides provisions to residents throughout Merrimack Valley, including Newburyport.  The non-profit organization is currently offering contactless curbside pick-ups at the Newburyport Senior/Community Center on Thursday mornings between 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.  Place your order and schedule your pick-up/delivery on Our Neighbors' Table's website or by calling (978) 388-1907.

 

SNAP Benefits

70% of Newburyport residents who qualify for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits do not take advantage of this essential service.

SNAP benefits include:
• Monthly funds on an EBT card to buy food
• $40, $60 or $80 a month put back on your EBT card when you use SNAP to buy local produce via HIP (the Healthy Incentives Program)
• SNAP Path to Work free education and training opportunities
• Free nutrition education classes and resources

Our Neighbors' Table's Food Resource Advocate, Tress Ricker, is available to answer questions and to quickly determine if you qualify. Call (978) 388-1907 x18.  More info is available on the dedicated pages of Our Neighbors' Table website.

 

Farmer's Market Coupons

Each July, Senior Nutrition Agencies such as COAs,  distribute Farmers' Market Coupons to eligible seniors.

Call your LOCAL COA to request coupons if you are eligible.  Check your status here:

Senior Farmers Market Coupons Eligibility Checker

Newburyport residents should contact the Newburyport COA Office:  (978) 462-0430

 

Food Pantries and Meal Programs Available in the Greater Newburyport Area

Transition Newburyport focuses on "Building Community Resilience in Challenging Times." A major focus is providing information on Food Pantries and Meal Programs.

 

Consult this helpful chart to find organizations that provide free groceries and meals throughout Greater Newburyport (Amesbury, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, West Newbury).