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Healthy FooD, healthy you

Healthy Food Healthy You is a transitional meal program designed to assist those recently discharged from a hospital who could benefit from home delivered meals.  These meals will provide good nutrition and aid in recovery after illness or surgery in hopes to reduce chances for future hospitalizations.



  • 60+ years old

  • Live in Allen County

  • Discharged from hospital or facility within the past 30 days

  • Lack other meal support service in home/community

  • Unable to prepare nutritious meals (PB& J, can of soup, crackers & cheese do not count)

  • Not enrolled on Medicaid (if pending for Medicaid Waiver; can still receive a voucher until enrolled)


  • Meals will be provided by SimplyEZ Meals.

  • Up to 14 meals per week, for 4 weeks post-discharge.

  • Quantities can be adjusted to meet needs, but can not surpass the totals above.

  • Please note, these services are designed to be short-term and will not surpass 4 weeks.  If there is a long-term need, individuals may still be issued a voucher to receive meals through HFHY, but a referral should be made for traditional Home Delivered Meals.  An assessment will then be scheduled, and the individual will be added to our HDM waiting list. 


If you know of an individual who could benefit from the program, please contact the Nutrition Team at  Vouchers will be monitored by the Nutrition Team and distributed directly to eligible individuals or to the Care Manager to forward on to the individual.  Once the eligible individual receives a voucher, they will then reach out to SimplyEZ Meals to coordinate the start of services.  Click here for an example of the voucher!


The program will launch May 1st and run through September 30th and is funded through Allen County Healthy Aging funding! Please direct any questions to

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Health You, Healthy Food
Home Delivered Meals
Home Delivered Meals

Home Delivered Meals provide older adults with nutritious home delivered meals.

CLICK HERE for Lock 16's Menu

CLICK HERE for Mom's Meals' Menu Options

CLICK HERE for Simply EZ Meals' Menu

CLICK HERE for Nutrition for Longevity's Menu


Call us to determine eligibility & set up service.

419-222-7723 or 1-800-653-7723.


Eligibility Requirements

  • 60 years of age or older 

  • Homebound 

  • Unable to prepare or acquire an adequate meal 

  • Lives alone (special consideration for couples with sufficient need) 

  • Not currently receiving in-home services from another source that can provide meals 


Services Available​

  • Home Delivered Meals 5 meals provided weekly

DISH - Dining to Improve socialization & Health

The DISH Program allows individuals a different way to receive a nutritional meal, socialization, and nutrition/health information.  

Services Available 

  • Nutritious meals in a restaurant environment 

  • Menu options meet nutrition program guidelines 

  • Beneficial socialization for older adults

List of Participating Restaurants


Allen County 

          (No carry out)

  • Arby's (all locations) - B L D - CLICK FOR MENU

  • The Apollo Garden Cafe - L - CLICK FOR MENU

         Closed for the summer will reopen October 2024

Auglaize County

Hancock County - Findlay 

         11:00-1:00 Mon-Fri

Hardin County

Mercer County

Putnam County 

         11-1:30 Mon - Fri 

         11am – 1pm Mon - Fri

Van Wert County 


Breakfast = B, Lunch = L, Dinner = D

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Director Comment:

We all enjoy a meal out once in a while and it’s exciting we offer a program that enables older adults to have this option. The DISH program is an innovative way for local business owners to support a program that provides older adults in our community the opportunity to enjoy a meal out a few times a month.

It’s important to us that individuals have a variety of restaurants to choose from and would welcome hearing from local restaurant owners interested in joining our program!


Provider Comment:

Our customers that are using the vouchers from the Senior Dining Program absolutely love coming to our restaurant in Ottawa. They are very happy with the many choices on the menu that they can choose from and are delighted that they can come anytime of the day. They like the fact they can choose from breakfast, lunch or dinner seven days a week. Some folks have told our staff that they wouldn’t be able to eat out if it wasn’t for the senior dining program.

We love the fact that we are able to make these folks happy.

Participant comment:

it allows me to be able to eat out and enjoy the company of others, meeting new people and enjoying great meals”

To check meal credits, please click the button below.

For additional instructions on accessing the Meal Credit website, please CLICK HERE to view the How To Guide.

Please click the button below to access the DISH Application.

Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition
Senior Farmers' Mkt.

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is found in 45 of Ohio's 88 counties.  It is funded by the US Department of Agriculture.  Eligible individuals receive $50 of $ coupons to redeem for fresh produce and honey at participating farmers markets and farm stands.  Eligibility:  Age 60 or older and meet income guidelines of 185% or less of poverty level.

Please click on the links below for more information!



Produce Availability 

USDA issued the following updated Nondiscrimination Statement for use by State and local agencies and their sub recipients. 

“The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.” 

Application Process - Details Coming Soon
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Participant comment:

"I am so appreciative of everything"; "I know how wonderful your agency is!" ; "Anytime I call, I get my questions answered";  "I know how good job you (AAA3) do there."  - Anne

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