Senior Meals

The Center for Health Communities has partnered with Passages at CSU, Chico to provide wholesome, freshly prepared meals for older adults in Butte County. Passages provides senior meals in other nearby counties, but at present the Center prepares and serves meals only in Butte County. Most of the funding for Senior meals comes from the California State Department on Aging.

Every weekday the Center prepares fresh, healthy meals from scratch, using fresh, local produce whenever possible. The Senior Meals program serves a noontime meal in a group setting in several different communities—Chico, Oroville, and Paradise—every Monday through Friday. In addition to delicious fresh food, the program provides the chance for seniors to meet new people and socialize. Home-delivered meals are offers to those seniors who are too ill or disabled to get to a group meal site.

Anyone who is 60 years of age or older and their spouses may participate in the Senior Meals program. There are no income requirements to participate and no fee is required, though older adults are asked to donate $2.50 per meal if they can afford it. Many who participate cannot make any donation; some contribute much more. Individuals under 60 may also enjoy “senior meals,” though they are asked to pay a $5 fee per meal.

Each meal consists of a main dish, vegetable or salad, fruit or dessert; beverages are also served. The monthly menu plan is approved by a certified dietitian to assure the Center serves only nutritious and well-balanced meals.

Butte County

Please call 898-4224, 24 hours in advance for reservation in Butte County.

Paradise Masonic Lodge

5934 Clark Road

Monday through Thursday

Oroville's Feather River Senior Center

1335 Myers Street

Monday through Thursday

Chico Lakeside Pavilion

2565 California Park Drive

Monday through Thursday

October 2016 Menu

November2016 Menu

December 2016 Menu

For more information about Senior Meals, contact Sheena Gruenberg at or (530) 345-0678