If you or someone you know have questions about CLMCAA’s Nutrition programs, please do not hesitate to call us. We would be happy to assist you with any questions you may have.
CLMCAA Main office (906) 632-3363
For questions about Congregate & Home Delivered Meals:
Toni Phillips – Nutrition Director
Telephone: (906) 632-3363, x112
For questions about the CSFP & TEFAP Food Distributions:
Bill Crook – Commodities Director
Telephone: (906) 632-3363, x 122
There are four different types of food assistance programs offered through CLMCAA.
Descriptions and qualifications for registration for each program are listed below:
Who Qualifies: Anyone!
How to register: No prior registration needed.
Where: Meals are held at your local senior center
Cost: Suggested donation $3.00 for seniors 60+; $6.00 for non-senior guests
The Congregate Meal Program provides nutritious meals and nutrition education to older individuals in a congregate setting at most local Senior Centers.
In addition to the meals served, this program provides an opportunity for socialization and for obtaining information about other services and activities available in the area.
Congregate meals are available to anyone 60 years of age or better. There is a suggested donation of $3.00 per meal to help support the program. Those under the age of 60 are also welcome to enjoy the meals, however they are asked to pay the guest fee of $6.00 per meal.
Meals are most often served during lunchtime, however some senior centers may offer evening meals on certain days of the week.
Home Delivered Meals
Who Qualifies: Seniors ages 60+
How to Register:
Cost: Suggested donation
Serving Chippewa, Luce and Mackinac counties, the Home Delivered Meal Program is designed to assist home-bound seniors in meeting their nutritional needs by delivering meals to their homes up to seven days a week.
CLMCAA serves over 100,000 hot, home delivered meals to eligible participants each year. Each meal is nutritious, tastes great, and is delivered to the home of a senior who is not able to leave their home under normal circumstances. There is no charge for this program, however participant donations are greatly appreciated and directly support the program. (The suggested donation per meal is $3.00)
To receive Home Delivered Meals, please contact one of the CLMCAA Nutrition Sites, which are listed here. Meals will begin immediately, however an in-depth assessment must be completed in the participant’s home to determine eligibility and develop a service plan.
(TEFAP) The Emergency Food Assistance ProgramTEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) provides food purchased by the United States Department of Agriculture for eligible low-income households in Chippewa, Luce and Mackinac Counties. Food is distributed two to four times per year at local senior centers. The food items change each time based on the availability of products. Some products distributed include: beans, rice, canned meats, vegetables, fruits, and flour. No card is needed but you will need to sign a form at distribution confirming your income eligibility.
The monthly income guidelines are as follows:
1 person – $2,082
2 persons – $2,818
3 persons – $3,555
4 persons – $4,292
5 persons – $5,028
6 persons – $5,765
7 persons – $6,502
8 persons – $7,238
For each additional family member, please add $736.
CIn accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.