FOOD PROGRAMS

Grab and Go Lunch

During this time when the spread of the coronavirus has forced us to close our centers to public use, our staff is in and continuing to provide a noontime meal  - free - for those who can come come to pick it up. If you would a “grab and go” meal help us to know how many to prepare:

  • Please call Bay Ridge Center at 718-748-0650 between 10 am and 11 am each day you would like a meal

  • Then come at Noon to pick it up.

 

We can also refer you to other options for meals during this time.
Please feel free to call the office if you have any other questions or special needs.

Congregate Meals - Suspended as of March 16

 

Here at the Center, we offer a hot meal Mon-Fri at 12 pm. The nutritious meal consists of a protein (such as meat, beans, or dairy), a whole grain (such as wheat bread, whole wheat pasta or brown rice), a vegetable, a fruit, a juice, and milk. The members really come together as a family and enjoy a meal together and socialize over their meal. Sign-up for lunch must be completed by 11:30 am to ensure the kitchen has the correct number of meals for lunch.

  • $1.50 contribution is for seniors who are 60 years old or over

  • $3.25 is required by a guest of a senior under 60 or staff members.

Nutritional Education

 

Our Nutrition programming provides instruction or information to participants regarding nutrition and dietary requirements for good health. Members enjoy trips to the farmers market, presentations and cooking demos designed to help them make better decisions regarding food choices. Nutrition Education provides instruction or information to participants regarding nutrition and dietary requirements for good health, the relationship of diet to illness, proper purchasing, preparation and storage of food, etc. Eating a balanced diet is a good tool for preventing disease and illness, energy and alertness.