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 chop patty with brown gravy, penne pasta with garlic oil, Brussels sprouts, whole grain wheat bread with margarine, pears, low-fat milk.
Tuesday: Vegetable soup, turkey breast with turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli cuts, whole grain wheat bread with margarine, chocolate chip cookie, low-fat milk.
Wednesday: Hot dog with mustard, baked beans with tomatoes, mixed vegetables, hot dog bun, pineapple, low-fat milk.
Thursday: Grilled chicken thigh coq au vin, herbed mashed potatoes, carrot coins, whole grain wheat roll with margarine, peaches, low-fat milk.
Friday: Beef stew with vegetables in gravy, parsley rice, lima beans, whole wheat bread with margarine, orange, low-fat milk.