Congregate Nutrition Program

EBCAP’s Congregate Nutrition Program invites eligible individuals to join us for lunch. To order your lunch, please contact Senior Centers in Barrington, Bristol, East Providence, Middletown, Portsmouth, Tiverton, and Warren. All phone numbers and locations are listed here:

Meal Sites

Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance, Monday through Friday by 12:45pm.

A donation of $3 per meal is suggested, not required, but will help sustain the program.  Cash or check donations are accepted. Checks are payable to: East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP). All new meal site participants are required to complete a Participant Information Form which can be completed over the phone when making meal reservations.

People We Serve

Individuals aged 60 or older and their spouses (regardless of age) may participate in the congregate nutrition program. The program also provides seniors with opportunities for social engagement and volunteering. The following groups may also receive meals: persons under age 60 with disabilities who reside in housing facilities occupied primarily by the elderly, where congregate meals are served; persons with disabilities who reside with, and accompany, older persons to meals in congregate settings; and volunteers who provide services during the meal hours.

EBCAP’s Congregate Nutrition Program is funded in part by the U.S. Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living, and state funds through the Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging.

Key Features

The Congregate Nutrition Program offers three choices: a hot entrée, a sandwich, or a salad option.

The program assists individuals by:

  • Promoting healthy eating habits
  • Encouraging individuals to eat locally grown foods
  • Encouraging individuals to eat fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Administering the Senior Restaurant Dine-in Program
    Vouchers are provided to order from pre-fixed menus at the following restaurants:
    • IHOP – 75 Highland Ave., East Providence. Suggested $5 donation per voucher
    • Newport Creamery – 296 County Rd., Barrington. Suggested $6 donation per voucher

Vouchers for the restaurant dine-in program must be obtained prior to dining and can be picked up at Barrington, Bristol, East Providence, and Warren Senior Centers.

Please Note: Certain locations may carry vouchers to only one of the two restaurants. Contact Congregate Nutrition Program at East Bay Community Action Program for more information, 401-437-1000 ext. 1121.  Note: vouchers must be used in the month of purchase.

Also check out our monthly meal calendar below.


March 2023

April 2023

Hours of Operation

Lunch is typically served between 11:30 A.M. and noon (varies by location). Please call at least 24 hours in advance to make a reservation.

For more information, call 401-437-1000 ext. 1121.

How to Enroll

Contact your local senior center to enroll.

Congregate Nutrition Program Meal Sites

How You Can Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering at a meal site, please contact EBCAP’s Office of Volunteer Services:

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