Current registered senior participants and new participants age 60+ are encouraged to pick-up a carryout lunch at the following locations Monday through Friday from 12 noon to 1pm.

  • Senior Resource Center (2222 S. College Rd. Wilmington, NC)
  • Castle Hayne Baptist Church (4544 Parmele Rd., Castle Hayne, NC)
  • Veterans Park Soccer Field Parking Lot (835 Halyburton Memorial Pkwy, Wilmington, NC)

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.

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

  • Promote 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 the Senior Resource Center at 910-798-6400. 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
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