According to the most recent survey of senior hunger conducted by Feeding America, 17.7 percent of seniors in the District of Columbia are food insecure. Embarrassment to ask family and friends for help, the struggle to make ends meet on severely fixed incomes, and a weak job market especially for older adults are all contributing factors to this scary reality. Sarah’s Circle strives to reduce food scarcity and senior hunger by providing a daily meal program, facilitating access to local food banks and other benefits programs, and delivering nutrition education and seminars designed to help seniors make healthy choices.
On-Site Meal Service
The meal program at Sarah’s Circle is open to all members of the DC community who are age 62 and older or who have a disability. If you are interested in joining the program, you can just walk right in and our staff will help you fill out your application for meals.
Recognizing that self-sufficiency is a key to continued independence, we encourage our seniors to prepare their own meals and to explore affordable dining options in the local community. Through our partnership with Kaiser Permanente, we provide one-on-one and group nutrition counseling to help our residents make better food choices when they are dining on their own.
Sarah’s Circle is a congregate meal site for the DC Department of Aging and Community Living (DACL) in Ward 1. Through this program, we offer lunch every weekday (except for holidays) at 12:00pm. The menu varies each day and special meals are available for those on vegetarian, gluten-free, and other specific diets. We also facilitate take-out meal service for those who are unable to join us for lunch in the community center, ensuring every senior has access to a tasty and healthy midday meal.