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Community Meals

Programs that organizes suppers, lunches or other get-togethers that give community residents an opportunity to meet one another in a friendly and informal atmosphere while sharing a meal. Community meals are generally sponsored by churches, libraries and other local community organizations and coordinated by volunteers.

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Senior Meals

Programs that provide hot meals on a regular basis primarily for older adults who may be at risk for nutritional deficits and social isolation without assistance. Congregate meals are often combined with recreational, educational and social activities, and programs may include access to health services and/or information. Some programs are also open to caregivers, spouses and/or adults with disabilities.

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Home Delivered Meals

Programs that prepare and regularly deliver meals to older adults, people with disabilities and others who have difficulties shopping and/or preparing food for themselves or travelling to a site where a meal is being served.

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School Meals

A program that provides supplementary nutrition in the form of a free or reduced-cost meal at noon time for school children. The school lunch program is broadly available to school children regardless of the family's circumstances and is offered to all students on a confidential full-paying, partial-paying or non-paying basis. Funding may be local or provincial.

(Note the term is locally renamed "School Meals" so as to cover all types of meals for students (breakfast, lunch, dinner), despite the definition limiting the scope to lunch and snacks)

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.


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