Senior Nutrition Programs
The West Allis Senior Center supports the nutritional needs of seniors through several programs.
Milwaukee County Department on Aging (MCDA) Senior Meal Program
The Senior Meal Program is open to all Milwaukee County seniors age 60+ regardless of income, and spouses of any age. The program serves delicious, nutritious and balanced hot lunches including entrée, sides, dessert, and a beverage. Low-fat and chocolate milk and heart healthy desserts are available. Meals are served Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Center.
How to get a diner's card
- Everyone needs a diner's card
- You may register at the senior dining program site of your choice between the hours of 9:30 to 11:15 a.m.
- You will need to provide your name, address, proof of age 60+, and answer some nutrition related questions
For questions on registration please call the Senior Center's registration phone number at 414-302-8703 or MCDA at 414-289-6995.
How to make a reservation
- Use your diner's card to make a reservation at any senior dining program site
- Reserve your meal one day in advance. Reservations should be made by phone or at the West Allis Senior Center before Noon
- If you do not register in advance, a meal may be available for you only if another diner cancels
A suggested contribution of $3 is accepted and appreciated to offset the cost of the senior dining program. No eligible senior shall be denied participation because of inability to contribute.
For more information or to view this month's menu, visit the Senior Meal Program website.
Hunger Task Force Stockbox Program
Hunger Task Force administers the Commodity Supplemental Food Program-known locally as Stockbox-which provides a healthy and nutritious box of supplementary food to low-income seniors. Each month Hunger Task Force delivers nearly 9,000 Stockboxes to low-income seniors at senior housing sites in Southeastern Wisconsin.
To qualify for a Stockbox, seniors must be 60 years or older and a resident of Milwaukee County, and meet the monthly income requirements. The West Allis Senior Center is a monthly Stockbox distribution site where individuals currently enrolled in this program may pick up their box.
Visit the Stockbox webpage or call 211, Milwaukee county's information and referral program, for more information on this program.
Food for the Hungry Bread & Baked Goods
Food for the Hungry generously donates breads and bakery items to the West Allis Senior Center throughout the year. These items are available for free to Senior Center members to supplement their nutritional needs.