WHAT IS EATING TOGETHER?

Eating Together is a federally funded, congregate nutrition program, established under

the Older American’s Act in 1972. The program’s goal is to promote health, reduce

isolation and provide a nutritious meal in a congregate dining setting. Eating Together

offers Baltimore City Seniors nutritious meals in a friendly and social atmosphere and

opportunities to explore different areas of interest, broaden horizons, make new friends,

attend education events and socialize.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Seniors 60 years of age of older, and their spouses regardless of age, are eligible to participate in Eating Together.

People younger than 60 years are also eligible to become part of the program if they reside in a building where an

Eating Together meal program is in operation.

 

HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?

Eligible participants must register for the Eating Together Program by completing a registration form. All

Eating Together participants are issued a membership card that they can swipe each time they attend a meal

program. Menus are posted monthly to allow participants to reserve a meal on the day that they wish to attend.

There are more than 50 Eating Together sites in Baltimore City. the program offers nutritious lunches or

dinner meals. The program also offers Kosher and Korean meals.

 

WHAT IS THE COST OF THE MEAL?

There is no fee to join the program or for the meal itself, but one is given an opportunity to make a confidential

donation towards the cost of the meal. The suggested donation for a regular meal is $1.25, for for a kosher

meal is $2.00. Donations help pay for the cost of the meal and allow more seniors to participate.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Every participant benefits from attending the Eating Together program because they are able to enjoy nutritious

meals in a social setting as well as participate in an activity. Each time a participant swipes their Membership card,

we can show the benefits and report to the agencies that fund the program how valuable the service is to the seniors in

Baltimore City.

 

                           

 

 
 

Call today to find out more about the Eating Together in Baltimore Program!