Since 1986 Saint Anthony’s Community Center has been administering the City Fare Senior Nutrition Program, targeted to provide hot, nutritious meals to low-income senior citizens. Our goal is to promote the health, independence and quality of life of the seniors we feed everyday. City Fare serves nearly 500 noontime meals each weekday at thirty-two senior centers and senior housing complexes throughout New Castle County. We also deliver Meals on Wheels throughout New Castle County to about 700 seniors who are no longer able to leave their homes. For some homebound seniors, the volunteer or staff member who delivers the meal is the only person they will see all day. In addition to meals, City Fare provides a daily check-in to see that our clients are alive and well.
The majority of our seniors are over 75 years of age, live alone and take more than three prescription medications per day. If City Fare did not exist, many of our clients would be forced to make a decision between buying necessary medication or buying food.
The program receives funding from the federal and state government through Title III of the Older Americans Act, voluntary donations from our clients, grants from Meals on Wheels Delaware, the Kenny Family Foundation and tax-deductible charitable donations from individuals.
City Fare Meals on Wheels
Saint Anthony's Community Center
1703 W. 10th Street
Wilmington, DE 19805