Meals & Medicine
Child and Adult Care Food Program
The program provides reimbursement for meals to child care providers who operate in-home day cares and day care centers. In home providers must be licensed by the state or alternate approved by the agency to participate in the food program. Day care providers throughout the state are eligible to participate in the program. Day care centers must be licensed by the state. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the Tennessee Department of Human Services.
Government surplus foods are distributed on a quarterly basis to low-income, no-income or disabled individuals to help increase their food supply and provide nutritious meals. Individuals in Bledsoe, Grundy, Marion, Meigs, McMinn, Rhea, Polk, and Sequatchie counties may apply for services. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The program provides at least one hot or appropriate nutritionally-balance congregate or home-delivered meal a minimum of five days per week. Other nutrition services include nutrition screening, assessment, education and counseling, and nutrition education. Eligibility is available to older consumers or adults with disabilities who live alone in Marion and Grundy Counties. The Nutrition Services program is funded through Title III – C under the Older Americans Act.
Provides financial assistance for purchase of prescription medications, nutritional supplements, and ambulatory devises to elderly households. Any elderly household in Bledsoe, Sequatchie, Marion, Grundy, Meigs, McMinn, Rhea, and Polk counties that meet the income guidelines may apply for services. Funded by the Tennessee Department of Human Services.