Beginning Monday, March 30, the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center will temporarily expand the number of locations for drive-thru lunch options for senior customers who participate in the congregate program and those age 60 or older. Additional locations will run from March 30-April 9, 2020.  Staff will continue to monitor the community needs and determine if service dates will be expanded. Current registered senior participants and new participants are encouraged to pick-up a carryout lunch at the following locations and times:

  • Senior Resource Center (2222 S. College Rd. Wilmington, NC) Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Castle Hayne Baptist Church (4544 Parmele Rd., Castle Hayne, NC) Monday-Friday 12-1 p.m. (Expanded days and times) 
  • Veterans Park Soccer Field Parking Lot (835 Halyburton Memorial Pkwy, Wilmington, NC)  Monday-Friday 12-1 p.m. (New location)
  • Nir Family YMCA  (2710 Market St.) Monday-Friday 12-1 p.m. (New location) 

Participants are encouraged to call at least one day prior to reserve a meal pick-up at 910-798-6420. Please provide the date and location of the meal you are requesting. The Senior Resource Center will continue operating the Home Delivered Meals Program for its registered homebound participants.

Click the link below to view our APRIL Lunch Menu.  Our lunches are not institutional food; we have a caterer preparing our meals. Come try a lunch in the Friendship Cafe Monday through Friday from 11:30 to 12:15pm. Please call ahead to make a reservation – 798-6420.

The New Hanover County Senior Resource Center Nutrition Program is designed to:

  • Meals on Wheels AmericaPromote the health and well-being of older adults
  • Delay adverse health conditions
  • Allow these individuals to remain independent as long as possible


The on-site Nutritionist will provide counseling to any New Hanover County Senior.  Nutrition education programs are offered at the Center on:

  • General nutrition
  • Food resource management
  • Disease maintenance and prevention
  • Food safety and preparation
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Physical activity

Referrals are made to other local providers for health promotion services not offered at the Center

Home-bound elderly citizens age 60 and over receive a lunch Monday through Friday, prepared at the Center Nutrition site by a local catering company.

  • A resident of New Hanover County
  • 60 years of age or older
  • Homebound – unable to leave home unassisted
  • Living alone and unable to have nutrition needs met by family, friends, or others
  • Unable to cook and/or shop – due to ill health; lack of food preparation facilities (stove or refrigerator); or inability to meet special dietary needs

All potential program participants need to complete a telephone screening assessment to determine eligibility. A social worker will make a home visit to complete the assessment and enroll the participant into the program, if participant meets eligibility requirements. At least every six months, participants are reassessed to determine their continued eligibility and to insure their needs continue to be appropriately met.

Meals on Wheels AmericaMenus from state guidelines provide 1/3 of daily food requirements. Meals on Wheels, Inc. a non-profit organization, works closely with the Senior Resource Center and provides meals to home-bound individuals on the weekends.

For more information on accessing the weekday home delivered meals program, contact Becky Hayes at 910-798-6435. For more information on the weekend program please call 910-612-0676.


Lunch is served daily from 11:30am – 12:15pm

  • Prepared on-site by a local catering company, not your typical institutional fare. Visitors and guests under 60 years of age may dine. Contributions are welcome.
  • On-site dining as well as meals provided to our home-bound seniors provide one-third of the Recommended Daily Dietary Allowance for senior adults while limiting sodium and fat.


The New Hanover County Senior Resource Center operates two nutrition sites for seniors age 60 and older: Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the 2222 South College Road, Wilmington site, and from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday at the 4544 Parmele Road, Castle Hayne site.  Individuals attending the nutrition sites have access to socialization with a lunch meal and activities.


2222 South College Road • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-6400 • Fax 910-798-6411