congregate lunch cafe

Congregate Lunch Café

Meal Distribution
Every Tuesday & Thursday
from 12:00pm to 12:30pm

Senior Grocery Bags
2nd Wednesday of the Month
from 12:00pm to 12:30pm

(To register, please call (530) 273-4961. All meals will be provided as a drive-thru in the parking lot at the Nevada City Senior Apartments, 841 Old Tunnel Road, Grass Valley)

Senior Nutrition Program

Gold Country Senior Services has been providing senior nutrition programs for older adults in Western Nevada County since 1987. We provide hot nutritious meals in a warm and friendly setting that provides older adults an opportunity to socialize. Each meal is prepared fresh and from scratch.

Congregate Lunch Cafe
Nevada City Senior Apartments
841 Old Tunnel Road, Grass Valley
(530) 273-4961

Lunch is served at noon, Monday through Friday (Dining Room Closed)
We do not serve meals on holidays or when roads are unsafe to travel.


Recipes and menus are planned and approved by a dietitian to ensure each meal meets the nutritional requirements for an older adult. Each meal includes an entrée, vegetable, fruit, and milk. Menus are available on our website and at our Café.


How to Join In

Anyone 60 years of age and older is encouraged to attend. Other individuals may attend as guests for a fee.

On your first visit to the Congregate Lunch Café, you will be asked to complete a participant information form.

Program Costs

Suggested voluntary contribution $3.00 per day.

Please note that no eligible senior will be denied participation in the program because of failure or inability to contribute.

Guests that are 59 and younger are welcome to attend but will be charged a fee of $7.00 per meal.

Program Activities

Each Wednesday at the Congregate Lunch Café, lunch is served at noon followed by live entertainment at 12:30pm. On the last Wednesday of each month. Reservations are highly recommended and required for Friendship Wednesdays. Please contact us at (530) 273-4961.


The Congregate Lunch Café is primarily funded by Agency on Aging\Area 4.

Making Memories at the Congregate Cafe