Congregate Nutrition



    The Congregate Nutrition Program operates three locations in Wilkes County.

    This program provides a nutritionally-balanced meal cooked in two of the congregate sites and transported to the two satellite sites.

    Congregate meals are provided at no charge to anyone over 60 years of age and older.

    Congregate nutrition services promote health and well-being by providing a nutritious lunch Monday through Friday.  The congregate meal provides a minimum of one-third of the daily Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Science. 

    Nutrition education, educational and informative programs, and other support services are also provided to help our seniors remain independent.

    Congregate meal participants:

  • Must be 60 years of age or older
  • The spouse of an eligible older person

Congregate Nutrition Meal Site Locations

Austin Senior Meal Site5b

Austin Community Center

8454 Austin Traphill Road

Elkin, NC



Fairplains Senior Meal Site

Located in the cafeteria at

Wilkes Senior Resources

228 Fairplains School Road

North Wilkesboro, NC




Maple Springs Senior Meal Site

Maple Springs Community Center

146 Siffords Branch RoadIMG_20160707_115638077

Purlear, NC




A variety of activities are offered at each site including:

  • Nutrition Classes
  • Singing
  • Devotions
  • Bingo
  • Rook
  • Consumer Contributions

    While meals are provided at no charge, the program does ask for Consumer Contributions.  The purpose of Consumer Contributions is to extend the availability of services provided by the program.  Contributions are voluntary and are based on the participant’s ability and willingness to contribute.  Service(s) will not be terminated if you are unable to contribute to the cost of your meal.