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La Crosse County Senior Nutrition Program

The La Crosse County Senior Nutrition Program is available to seniors 60 years of age or older andtheirspouses, regardless of age. Its purpose is to reduce hunger and food insecurity and promote socialization, health and well-being among older adults. Two types of nutrition services are provided:

  1. Congregate Dining provides nutritious meals in a group setting, allowing for opportunities to socialize with others. Meals are provided Monday through Friday at eight dining sites (see below).
  2. Home-delivered Meals are provided to eligible individuals who are unable to attend one of the local congregate dining sites. Frozen weekend meals are also available upon request. To determine eligibility, please contact the ADRC at 608-785-5700 or 800-500-3910.

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vouchers

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, coordinated locally by the ADRC of La Crosse County, provides low-income seniors with vouchers (one $25 set of vouchers allowed per household) to purchase fresh, nutritious, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs from participating farmers' markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture programs. Eligible La Crosse County residents may access application by clicking here, calling the ADRC at 608-785-5700, or stopping by the ADRC office located on first floor of the Health & Human Services Building (300 4th St N, La Crosse). A limited number of vouchers are available. Completed applications will be processed in the order received. Eligible applicants must:

  • Live in La Crosse County
  • Be 60 years of age or older (or if Native American, 55 years of age or older)
  • Be considered low-income (at or below 185% of the federal poverty guideline)

2022 Income Eligibility Table (effective June 1, 2022)

Use total gross income, before taxes and deductions, of ALL househould members.

Household Size

Each additional

household member





Make half your grains whole grains.


Make half your plate fruits & vegetables: Vary your veggies.


Make half your plate fruits & vegetables: Focus on whole fruits.


Move to low-fat or fat-free dairy milk or yogurt.


Vary your protein routine.

Look for whole grains listed first on the ingredients list - try oatmeal, popcorn, teff, quinoa, millet, bulgur, brown rice, or breads, crackers and noodles made with whole-grain flours.

Limit grain desserts and snacks such as cakes, cookies and pastries.


Try adding fresh, frozen or canned vegetables to salads, sides and main dishes.

Choose a variety of colorful veggies prepared in healthful ways: steamed, sauteed, roasted or raw.


Choose whole, cut or pureed fruits - fresh, frozen, dried or canned in 100% juice.

Enjoy fruit with meals, as snacks or as a dessert.


Choose fat-free milk, yogurt and calcium-fortified soymilk to cut back on saturated fat.

Replace sour cream, cream and regular cheese with low-fat or fat-free yogurt, milk and cheese.


Mix up your protein foods to include seafood, beans, peas and lentils, unsalted nuts and seeds, soy products, eggs, and lean meats and poultry.

Try meatless meals made with beans and have fish or seafood twice a week.


The information below are general recommendations for individuals 60 years of age and older. To find the right amount for you, based on age, sex, height, weight and physical activity level, click here.
Eat 5-9 oz. grains (3-4.5 oz. whole grains) every day. Eat 2-3.5 cups vegetables every day. Eat 1.5-2 cups fruits every day. Consume 3 cups dairy every day. Eat 5-6.5 oz. protein every day.
Source: MyPlate.gov

 Senior Dining Sites Address Phone Meal Time Site Manager
Carroll Heights 3505 Park Lane Dr.
La Crosse
792-6996 N/A Joe
Forest Park/Stokke 1230 Badger St.
La Crosse
317-8174 N/A Lori

Holmen Area Community Center

(congregate dining open)

600 N Holmen Dr.


317-8104 12:00 pm Laura

Onalaska Community Center

(congregate dining open)

515 Quincy St. Onalaska 317-9870 11:30 am Jeanine

Communtiy Connections Center

(congregate dining open)

1407 Saint Andrew St.

La Crosse

792-4487 11:30 am Karen/Kevin
West Salem Whispering Pines 780 East Ave.
West Salem
790-5082 N/A Tammy


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