Meals on Wheels for Santa Cruz County

Meals on Wheels Live Oak Site and Kitchen Update

Community Bridges has submitted a letter of intent to the Live Oak School District to purchase the Live Oak Senior Center, which has served as Meals on Wheels for Santa Cruz County’s headquarters for decades. You can read more about the offer by CLICKING HERE.

As we wait for a response from the Live Oak School District, we continue operating on a month-to-month lease at the 1777 Capitola Road site. We will keep you updated as we learn more. Rest assured that home-delivered meals will continue to be served and congregate dining sites will continue to operate. 

Services

Home Delivered Meals:

Eligibility:

  • Adults 60 or older who are homebound and struggle to provide for their own nutritional needs, or
  • The spouse of an older adult participating in the program, regardless of age, or
  • A person with a disability who lives with an older adult participating in the program

*An application is required for each person who would like to enter the program, even if sharing the same address.

Please click on one of the links below to fill out an online application.
Client Application     |     Aplicación del Cliente

A friendly visit and a nutritious meal helps support independence for vulnerable elders and disabled residents. Our drivers check in on the wellbeing of isolated elders, ensuring they receive referrals to other needed services. Call our office for more info at 831-464-3180 ext 100.

Dining Sites: 

More than a meal, Meals on Wheels provides a community. Our senior dining sites located offer daily hot meals to adults ages 60 and up. 

As of December 2023, dining sites are open weekdays for lunch at Highlands Park in Ben Lomond, London Nelson in Santa Cruz, and Watsonville Senior Center. Meals are available for pick-up at Live Oak Senior Center. Scotts Valley site will reopen upon further notice. 

Highlands Park Senior Center
Lunch is served Monday-Friday from 11am to 1pm
8500 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, CA
831-336-5366

London Nelson Community Center
Lunch is served Monday-Friday from 11am to 1pm
301 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA
831-427-0901

Watsonville Senior Center
Lunch is served Monday-Friday from 11am to 1pm
114 E. Fifth Street, Watsonville, CA
831-724-2024

Thank you to our partners at Meals on Wheels America and Santa Cruz Subaru.

Who is eligible for the program?
Home delivered meals are for older adults, aged 60 years and over who struggle to meet their own nutritional needs. Please call 831-464-3180 x100 if you are in need. Meals served at our Dining Sites are for any older adults (60+). Please see the locations and hours above.

How do I sign up for home delivery?
Please call 831-464-3180 x100 to request home delivery. The intake application is below. To complete the application electronically, please click one of the links below:

Client Application     |     Aplicación del Cliente

Do I need a reservation for the dining center?
Yes, please call the dining site one day in advance so we can prepare enough meals for all. Reservations can be accepted by voice mail.

Is transportation available to the dining sites?
Yes, our sister program Lift Line provides transportation, depending on geographic location. Please call the Dining Site of your choice for more information.

What is the charge of a meal?
A suggested donation of $2.50 per meal is suggested and appreciated, but no senior will be turned away if they are unable to pay.

How often are meals delivered?
Once a week meals are delivered to your home, frozen and ready to re-heat in order to accommodate varying meal schedules.

What about the nutritional content of the meals?
All of our meals are carefully planned and analyzed in consultation with our dietician, and meet all state and federal nutritional guidelines.

Eligibility:

  • Adults 60 or older who are homebound and struggle to provide for their own nutritional needs, or
  • The spouse of an older adult participating in the program, regardless of age, or
  • A person with a disability who lives with an older adult participating in the program

*An application is required for each person who would like to enter the program, even if sharing the same address.

The intake application is below. To complete the application electronically, please click one of the links below. Please call 831-464-3180 x100 with any questions.

Client Application     |     Aplicación del Cliente

Dining Site Menu February 2024
Home Delivery Menu February 2024

Please call 831-464-3180 x100 to request home delivery or dining site reservation. 

Llame al 831-464-3180 x100 para solicitar la entrega a domicilio o la reserva del lugar para cenar.

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“I’m retired, but before that I was a teacher, a welfare worker, an editor of a music magazine, and even a cabbie. Thirty-five years ago I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Now I’m really disabled, not walking… MS is no joy. If it weren’t for Meals on Wheels, I’d be in big trouble. I’m so glad that we found each other. You guys saved me.”

Senior Dining Site Hours/Locations

Highlands Park Senior Center
Lunch is served M-F at 12pm
Meal site hours: 11am to 1pm
8500 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, CA
831-336-5366

London Nelson Community Center
Lunch is served M-F 11am to 1pm
301 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA
831-427-0901

Watsonville Senior Center
Lunch is served M-F 11am to 1pm
114 E. Fifth Street, Watsonville, CA
831-724-2024

*Pick-Up Service Only*
Elena Baskin Live Oak Senior Center

Meal site hours: M-F 12pm to 1pm
1777 Capitola Road, Santa Cruz, CA
831-475-7177

Administrative Office
Monday – Friday: 9:00am to 4:00pm
1777 Capitola Road, Santa Cruz, CA
831-464-3180

Scotts Valley Senior Center *Closed until further notice* Wednesdays at 11:30am 360 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley 831-438-8666

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