Pasco County operates eight congregate dining centers for adults 60 and older, funded in part by the Older Americans Act. There is no charge for the meals, but donations are encouraged. The county also delivers meals to homes of the elderly through two programs: the Elderly Nutrition Program, also funded in part by the Older Americans Act, delivers meals at no charge, but donations are encouraged; the Meals on Wheels program requires a registration fee and a $6 fee per meal. To get meal options or to volunteer, call (727) 834-3340 in west Pasco; (352) 521-5174 in east Pasco; or (813) 929-1231 in central Pasco.
Monday: Pork riblet with brown gravy, whipped sweet potatoes, green peas, white bread with margarine, cranberry orange relish, low-fat milk.
Tuesday: Hot dog with mustard, baked beans, carrot coins, applesauce, low-fat milk.
Wednesday: Cream of broccoli soup, beef and macaroni, green beans, corn with diced red peppers, Italian bread with margarine, graham crackers, low-fat milk.
Thursday: Chicken breast patty with coq au vin sauce, herb mashed potatoes, broccoli cuts, whole-grain bread with margarine, cake and vanilla ice cream (cake and pudding for home delivery), low-fat milk.
Friday: Beef stew with vegetables in gravy, parsley white rice, Brussels sprouts, Italian bread with margarine, fresh fruit, low-fat milk.