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Nutrition Programs

Due to the County of San Diego’s public health order, public events and programs have been canceled or postponed and the following senior programs have been modified.

M-F lunch program

The City of Carlsbad is continuing its meal services for Carlsbad residents 60 and older, although there will be no in-service dining. Watch a quick video on how this works

  • See monthly menus
  • Pick up service for packaged cold meals that will need to be reheated will available Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and noon.
  • Reservations must be made no later than noon the day before, Monday through Friday. (Monday’s order would need to be placed on Friday by noon) by calling 760-602-4650.
  • If a customer is unable to pick up their meal, Carlsbad Senior Center will provide home delivery to qualified customers.
  • All established home meal deliveries will continue for registered customers.
  • Meal pick up location is outside the Carlsbad Senior Center at 799 Pine Ave.
  • Please call 760-602-4650 to leave a message for a reservation and/or to request your meal delivered to your home.
















Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance, or no later than noon the business day (M-F) before you wish to dine by calling 760-602-4655. A $3.50 donation is appreciated for guests ages 60 and up. Guests under age 60 accompanying a senior may dine for $5 per person.

  • Make reservations: 760-602-4655.
  • Current monthly menu

Enjoy delicious and nutritious, privately catered meals with friends. Lunch served weekdays, Monday through Friday, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for ages 60 and up. Not available on city holidays.

Transportation is provided for Carlsbad residents ages 60 and up, and who can no longer drive. Suggested donation is $2 each way.

Home Meal Delivery

Home meal delivery is available for homebound Carlsbad seniors ages 60 and older; $4 donation per meal. Additional meal options are available.

Call 760-602-4650 for information on home meal delivery.

Participant Information

  • Volunteer drivers deliver meals to program participants between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Participants who have not received their scheduled delivery by 12:30 p.m. should call the Senior Center at 760-602-4657.
  • Participants must be home to receive a meal. Drivers are never allowed to leave meals without seeing the client.
  • One hot meal, milk, etc. will be delivered five days each week. A snack sandwich for the evening meal and up to two frozen meals for the weekend can also be delivered upon request for an additional donation.
  • The main meal comes in a container that can be heated in a standard oven or toaster oven as long as the lid has been removed. DO NOT place this meal in the microwave unless food has been removed from the metal tin and placed in a microwavable container.
  • Home meal delivery is made possible by funding through the City of Carlsbad, Aging and Independence Services of San Diego, and donations from Home Meal participants. Every two weeks the driver will bring the participant an envelope for donation. Please return the envelope to the driver the next day. A receipt will be issued and returned in the next envelope. Make checks payable to City of Carlsbad.
  • During the first few weeks of participation in the program, a staff person will either visit or telephone the participant to verify eligibility. This information is required by Aging & Independence Services and is kept in the strictest confidence. Should a participant need to remain on the program for more than 2 to 3 months, a staff person will contact the participant to confirm continued eligibility.