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Meals on Wheels of the Cumberland for the Elderly and Disabled

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency's Nutrition Program for Old Adults and Adults with Disabilities is participating in the national March For Meals campaign. This event will bring awareness to City and County Mayors by asking them to take part in delivering meals within their counties. March for Meals is a national campaign held during the month of March to raise awa reness of senior hunger and to encourage action on the part of local communities.

Watch the video PSA for March For Meals to learn more!




Nutrition lineProgram Goal: Provide persons age 60 and over and individuals with disabilities a nutritious noon meal either in a group setting or in their home; strives to improve the quality of life for the elderly by providing sound nutritious meals five - seven days a week. The home delivered meal program also provides daily contact to individuals that are home bound and enables them access to other in-home services.

Congregate Meals

Congregate noon meals are provided at Senior Citizens Centers located in all 14 Upper Cumberland Counties. Anyone age 60 or older is eligible to receive a meal at the congregate site. In order to assure a meal, reservations must be made the day before. Nutrition education is provided monthly to the congregate participants and also to the home delivered clients, keeping seniors abreast of updates in the area of nutritional needs and breakthroughs.

Home Delivered Meals

The "Title III" Home Delivered Meal Program is designed to assist persons age 60+ and/or the spouse of someone 60+ a nutritionally balanced noon-time meal and thereby avoiding premature institutionalization.

The "Options" Home Delivered Meals Program provides meals for residents of the State of Tennessee; persons 18 years of age or older; must have a physical disability; and must be limited in daily and independent activities.


The "Family Caregiver" Home Delivered Meals Program is designed to give relief to anyone who is a caregiver of a senior 60 years of age or older. This program can also give relief to grandparents or other senior relatives who are primary caregivers of children not more than 18 years of age.


The "Medicaid Waiver" Home Delivered Program provides meals for residents of the State of Tennessee over the age of 21 who meet financial requirements to receive Medicaid as determined by the Department of Human Services; meet the TennCare Pre-Admission Evaluation (PAE) medical criteria for level 1 nursing facility; and have an identified caregiver available to assure their health, safety and welfare; and be able to receive services in the home at a cost less than that of institutional care.


The Community Services Block Grant Programs provide a limited amount of funding to deliver meals to persons under the age of 60 who meet program guidelines.


Counties Served: 14 counties of the region Funding Sources: TN Commission on Aging, churches, UCDD Area Agency on Aging, civic groups, local governments, individuals, United Way, TN Department of Human Services

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If you know someone that needs home delivered meals or would like to participate in our congregate meals at the county sites or volunteer to assist with the meals program please contact your local UCHRA office or 931-528-1127. Please ask about our self-pay and sponsored meal program.

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Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency is a Partner Agency of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Second Harvest is a private, not-for- profit, tax exempt organization with a mission to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. Second Harvest works with a network of approximately 500 Partner Agencies like Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency to distribute food to those in need throughout 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. To learn more, visit secondharvestmidtn.org.

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Cannon County Fentress County Pickett County
609 Lehman Street 308 Main Street 105 South Main Street
Woodbury, TN 37190 Jamestown, TN 38556 Byrdstown, TN 38549

Site Manager: Lavada Scott

Site Manager: Sue Huff

Site Manager: Eudean Reeder

(615) 563-2916 (931) 879-8040 (931) 864-6540
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Clay County Jackson County (3 Sites) Putnam County

145 Cordell Hull Drive

K-1 Nutrition Site 186 South Walnut
Celina, TN 38551 707 School Drive Cookeville, TN 38501
Site Manager: Phyllis Collins Gainesboro, TN 38562 Site Manager: Beverly Almo
(931) 243-3674 Site Manager: Lisa Locke (931) 528-1285
View Map (931) 268-9840 View Map
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Cumberland County   Smith County
1433 Livingston Road Granville Nutrition Site 140 Davis Street
Crossville, TN 38555 6026 Granville Highway South Carthage, TN 37030
Site Manager: Bob Silvis Granville, TN 38564 Site Manager: Betty Dillard
(931)-456-0691 View Map (615) 735-0476
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  Fairview Nutrition Site  
DeKalb County (3 Sites) 2230 York Highway Van Buren County
Fiddlers Manor Gainesboro, TN 38562 779 Old McMinnville Highway
712 Walker Drive View Map Spencer, TN 38585
Smithville, TN 37166   Site Manger: Margaret Fraser
Site Manager: Jeanen Lawson Macon County (931) 946-7151
View Map 607 Highway 52 By-Pass View Map
  Lafayette, TN 37083  
Liberty Nutrition Site Site Manager: Donna Lewis Warren County
103 College Street (615) 666-3377 809 Morrison Street
Liberty, TN 37095 View Map McMinnville, TN 37110
View Map   Site Manager: Pearl Smith
  Overton County (931) 473-6652
Alexandria Nutrition Site 1013 Bradford Hicks Drive View Map
118 Edgewood Street Livingston, TN 38570  
Alexandria, TN 37012 Site Manager: Debra Seibers White County
View Map (931) 823-7323 321 East Bronson
  View Map Sparta, TN 38583
    Site Manager: Rhonda Goodwin
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Many thanks to our partners, The United Way and The Area Agency on Aging!
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