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Group Dining Cafes

What are Group Dining Cafes?

  • MOC’s (Making Opportunity Count) Group Dining Cafes, previously known as congregate meal sites, provide nutritionally balanced lunches served in local senior centers, community meeting halls, and elder apartment complexes.
  • These café sites offer a place for elders to socialize over lunch and obtain information about other services available to them.
  • The hot noontime meals meet one-third of the USDA’s Daily Recommended Dietary Allowances.
  • Diet desserts are available for those with diabetes/ pre-diabetes or those just watching their weight by choice.

When is it available?

  • Many but not all towns serve meals Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays.
  • There are no meals served on weekends and meals are not served at breakfast or supper times.

How much does it cost?

  • A voluntary, confidential contribution of $3.00 per meal to help cover meal costs is suggested.

How to sign up?

  • Reservations must be made in advance at the specific meal site, listed below, you wish to attend

Contact info:

Ashburnham Senior Center: 978-827-5000 Ayer Meal Site: 978-772-8260
Clinton Senior Center: 978-733-4747 Fitchburg Senior Center: 978-345-8504
Fitchburg Green Meal Site: 978-342-8688 Gardner Senior Center: 978-632-1330
Gardner / Church Street: 978-632-8491 Groton Senior Center: 978-448-1170
Hubbardston Meal Site: 978-928-1400 ext. 211 Lancaster Senior Center: 978-706-1958
Leominster Senior Center: 978-424-7548 Leominster / Span. Amer. CTR: 978-534-3145 ext. 14
Lunenburg Senior Center: 978-582-4167 Pepperell Senior Center: 978-433-0326
Princeton Senior Center: 978-464-5977 Sterling Senior Center: 978-422-3032
Townsend Senior Center: 978-597-1710 Westminster Meal Site:978-874-7402

Disclaimer: This resource comes as a courtesy from ASNCM.  You are hereby notified that Aging Services of North Central Massachusetts does not recommend, guarantee, or assume liability for the performance or lack thereof, for any of the resources listed. Compiled by the Information & Referral at Aging Services of North Central Massachusetts. (Updated annually 8/2021; revised 8/2021)

Updated on October 25, 2021

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