The St. Louis Area agency on Aging (SLAAA) provides home delivered meals and congregate meals (served at senior centers) to seniors 60 yrs and older and to persons with disabilities 18- 59 years.
SLAAA's goal is to provide healthy foods, nutrition supplements as needed, and good sound nutrition information to the citizens of the City of St. Louis, in the hope of keeping seniors in their homes and out of the hospital and/or the nursing home.
The meals are based on the Dietary Reference Intake; which dictates how much protein, carbohydrate, fat and vitamins and minerals are in the food. The meals are nutritional and provide one third of the calories an adult needs for the day.
The meals are overall low in fat, low in concentrated sweet/sugars, and low in sodium. The meals suit persons on a diabetic meal plan, clients with high blood pressure, and clients that need to reduce fat and cholesterol.
- Confirm you are eligible. You must be at least 60 years old or are a person with disabilities 18-59 years old residing in the City of St. Louis.
- Be prepared to provide proof of your age or disability and residency.
- If you are eligible and you have a partner, your partner can also receive a meal. Be prepared to provide information about your partner.
If you are not eligible to receive a meal, SLAAA will refer you to other service providers.
Call the St. Louis Area Agency on Aging (SLAAA) Information and Assistance Program.
A short intake will be done to determine eligibility.
There is no mandatory cost for the meal, but if you are not on Medicaid, you may be asked for a contribution. If you are unable to contribute, you can still receive the service.
What to Expect
For home delivered meals, SLAAA will perform an in-home assessment to determine your eligibility before you are approved.
Meals are delivered hot, between the hours of 10:30am -12:30pm, Monday through Friday.
For congregate meals, SLAAA will perform a short intake survey over the phone, and then help you find the nearest senior center where meals are provided.
Persons who are identified as being at nutritional risk are seen by a registered dietitian, receive a complete nutritional assessment and counseling. If it is determined necessary, then nutritional supplements are provided.
The SLAAA dietitian provides quarterly nutrition education to keep the clients abreast of the most current and factual nutrition information.
A three meal emergency pack is provided to all meal clients. These meals are used in the event of an emergency or if inclement weather prevents daily meal delivery.
St. Louis Area Agency on Aging
St. Louis, MO 63103
Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm