Senior Meal Program

The City is collaborating with local restaurants and Goodwill of the Finger Lakes, 211/Lifeline to provide free meal delivery to city seniors age 55 and older with barriers to accessing nutritious and culturally appropriate foods. To be eligible, seniors must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Live in a qualified census tract. (Call 211 to determine if your address is in a qualified area).
  • Live in an income qualified housing
  • Be an active recipient of any of the following:
    • Medicaid
    • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Medicare Part D Low-income Subsidies
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
    • Section 8 Vouchers
    • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
     

Seniors can call 211 or (585) 275-5151, chat with us at 211lifeline.org or text 989-211 to sign up for up to three meals per week over a period of one month, up to a maximum of 12 meals per month.

Below is a list of participating restaurants serving each city quadrant and the available menu and lunch and delivery times. Seniors must order from the restaurants serving the quadrant in which they live. 211 operators can determine which quadrant of the city that a resident lives in.

Please note that 211 may be experiencing high call volumes due to the expected high demand of this program. To avoid waiting on hold, follow the prompts to receive a call back from 211 (caller ID will read “275-5151”). We appreciate your patience.

Northeast Quadrant Restaurants, Meals and Delivery Times

Meal Delivery Times
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dinner Hours: 4 to 6 p.m.

Nin’s Jamaican Enterprise – Serving Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Phone: 585-363-5928
Lunch Option #1: Jerk chicken, rice and peas, steamed cabbage, fried plantains
Lunch Option #2: Fish, rice & peas, steamed cabbage, fried plantains

Munchies Empanadas – Serving Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Phone: 585-435-6848
Lunch Option #1: Beef & cheese empanada, pepper chicken, rice and gandules and tossed salad
Lunch Option #2: Buffalo chicken empanada, pulled pork, rice and gandules, tossed salad

El Sabor – Serving Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Phone: 585-470-9809
Lunch Option #1: Stewed chicken, veggies, yellow rice and beans
Dinner Option #2: Baked pork, veggies, yellow rice and beans

Hancock’s – Serving Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
Phone: 585-413-0830
Lunch Option #1: Baked pork chop with cabbage and rice
Dinner Option #2: Chicken with rice and vegetables

Que Chevere – Serving Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Phone: 585-775-4581
Lunch Option #1: Roasted pork, yellow rice, beans and salad
Dinner Option #2: Roasted chicken, yellow rice, boiled cassava in garlic sauce and salad=

Northwest Quadrant Restaurants, Meals and Delivery Times

Meal Delivery Times
Lunch Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dinner Hours: 4 to 6 p.m.

Taste of the Bahamas – Serving Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Phone: 585-270-4889
Lunch Option #1: Chicken wrap, salad, fresh fruit
Dinner Option #2: Pepper steak, mac & cheese, rice with peas, cabbage

Lakeside Haven Family Diner – Serving Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Phone: 585-406-6168
Lunch Option #1: Stuffed shells, green bean, sugar-free pudding
Dinner Option #2: Turkey meatloaf, baked potato, glazed carrots, fruit cup

Kandis’s Bar & Restaurant – Serving Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
Phone: 585-413-0830
Lunch Option #1: Baked pork chop with cabbage and rice
Dinner Option #2: Meatloaf with mashed potatoes & corn

Wilshire Wholesale, LLC – Serving Monday, Tuesday, Saturday
Phone: 585-254-5765
Lunch Option #1: Ziti, meatballs with sauce, green beans, apple sauce
Lunch Option #2: Pulled pork on a roll, bbq baked beans, mac & cheese, cabbage

Passchies Bar & Grill – Serving Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Phone: 585-576-6324
Lunch Option #1: Oxtails, rice w/ beans, green bananas, mac & cheese, cabbage
Dinner Option #2: Beef roti & chicken roti with rice & beans, green bananas, mac & cheese, cabbage

Jose Joe’s – Serving Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Phone: 585-978-7271
Lunch Option #1: Fiesta Salad: nacho crusted chicken, salad of field greens w/ honey lime vinaigrette; chips & pico, chocolate chip cookie dough burrito
Dinner Option #2: Burrito bowl w/ marinated chicken, black beans, rice, lettuce, tomatoes & pico; chips w/ nacho cheese, chocolate chip cookie dough burrito

Southeast Quadrant Restaurants, Meals and Delivery Times

Meal Delivery Times
Lunch Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dinner Hours: 4 to 6 p.m.

Addis Ababa – Serving Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Phone: 585-244-0073
Lunch Option #1: Chickpea stew, 3-beef sambusa, rice, salad
Dinner Option #2: Chicken strips w/ onions & veggies, rice, salad

Gregorio’s – Serving Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Phone: 585-520-4559
Lunch Option #1: Grilled chicken w/ lettuce, tomato, cheese, side of steamed veggies, chocolate chip cookies
Dinner Option #2: 8 oz pasta with 2 meatballs, small garden salad, garlic bread

Condado – Serving Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Phone: 585-448-0119
Lunch Option #1: Baked chicken with beans, rice, salad
Dinner Option #2: Chicken breast, mashed potatoes, salad, jello

The Acorn Exchange – Serving Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Phone: 585-270-8115
Lunch Option #1: Soup of the day w/ ½ grilled cheese & tomato on homemade focaccia bread
Lunch Option #2: Turkey on homemade bread w/ lettuce, tomato, onion and bag of chips

Bite Rochester/Laren, Inc – Serving Monday, Thursday, Friday
Phone: 585-504-4256
Lunch Option #1: Cheeseburger w/ lettuce, tomato and chips
Lunch Option #2: Crispy chicken on garden salad w/ side of Italian dressing, banana

Marty’s on Park – Serving Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Phone: 585-434-3292
Lunch Option #1: Chicken parm sandwich w/ side of ziti, marinara sauce
Dinner Option #2: 2-Piece bbq chicken dinner, coleslaw & cornbread

India House – Serving Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday
Phone: 585-315-9190
Lunch Option #1: Chicken Makhani (chicken in butter, cream, tomato, ginger, garlic, cashews), side of the day, basmati rice, naan bread
Dinner Option #2: Chicken Tikka Masala (chicken pieces baked in creamy tomato sauce, onions, green peppers), side dish of the day, basmati rice, naan bread

Neno’s – Serving Monday, Thursday, Friday
Phone: 585-978-7210
Lunch Option #1: Chicken w/ cheese empanadas (Mexican rice & beans), side of salsa, sweet aioli
Dinner Option #2: Carne Frita: deep fried pork chunks marinated in Mexican spices; rice, black beans, side of rice

Southwest Quadrant Restaurants, Meals and Delivery Times

Meal Delivery Times
Lunch Hours: 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Dinner Hours: 4 to 6 p.m.

D & L Tropical – Serving Monday, Thursday, Saturday
Phone: 585-436-0460
Lunch Option #1: Famous chicken soup with beef patty
Dinner Option #2: Curry chicken with rice, peas & cabbage

Morgan’s Cereal Bar – Serving Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Phone: 585-434-2014
Lunch Option #1: Grits, scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, wheat toast, and applesauce
Lunch Option #2: Pulled grilled chicken with peppers and onions, bbq sauce on the side, waffle with syrup & applesauce

Hayaat Markets – Serving Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Phone: 816-616-0065
Lunch Option #1: Spaghetti w/ steak
Dinner Option #2: Tilapia fish fillet with fries and vegetable soup

Biscotti Brewers – Serving Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Phone: 585-290-9142
Dinner Option #1: House made, buckwheat sandwich loaf with roasted veggies, caramelized onions and hummus
Dinner Option #2: Pesto pasta salad w/ caprese topped with grilled chicken and buckwheat blondie

The Arnett Café – Serving Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Phone: 585-775-4109
Dinner Option #1: Baked chicken, rice and veggies
Dinner Option #2: Goulash, salad, garlic bread

D’Mangu – Serving Monday, Friday, Saturday
Phone: 585-470-9809
Lunch Option #1: Stewed chicken, veggies, yellow rice and beans
Dinner Option #2: Baked pork, veggies, yellow rice and beans

Side Bar – Serving Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Phone: 585-454-2477
Lunch Option #1: 3 Jerk chicken tacos, with lettuce, salsa, sour cream & side of jerk sauce
Dinner Option #2: Jerk chicken with mac salad and a roll

Ludwig’s Center Stage Café – Serving Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Phone: 585-454-4440
Lunch Option #1: Grilled chicken sandwich on a bakery bun, lettuce & ranch dressing, pasta salad
Dinner Option #2: Grilled roasted pork loin/ham/Swiss cheese/pickles/ mustard on a baked hoagie sandwich, black beans, rice