Monday, April 06, 2020

Nutrition Sites, Meals on Wheels & Other Services

Nutrition Sites & Meals on Wheels: 

Nutrition Sites are funded under Title III C grants administered by the State of Kansas.  Our sites are located at the Sunshine Inn in Marysville at 111 S. 8th Street, the Friendly Neighbor in Frankfort at 509 North Walnut, and Blue Valley in Blue Rapids at 504 E. 5th Street.  Meals are served at 12:00 p.m. on Monday - Friday (closed on county recognized holidays).  Residents of Marshall County who are 60 years old or over may eat at the sites after completing a short application form.  This form must be completed once a year.  Meals are provided free of charge; however, a $4 suggested donation is appreciated to offset the cost of the program.  Please call the day before you plan to dine at any of our Nutrition Sites to reserve a meal.  The nutrition site menu is announced on KNDY radio and is published in the Marysville Advocate and the Frankfort Area News newspapers. Menus can also been viewed at

Meals on Wheels delivers lunches to seniors in Marysville, Frankfort, Blue Rapids and Waterville who have limited mobility or are not able to leave their home.  These ready to eat meals are delivered by volunteers Monday - Friday.  If you would like to begin receiving Meals on Wheels, please contact one of the following: Marysville - 785 562-5522; Frankfort - 785 5292-4309; Blue Rapids - 785 363-7489.  The Agency on Aging works with Community Memorial Hospital and Northeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging to administer the Nutrition Sites and Meals on Wheels programs.

CSFP and TEFAP Commodity Programs:

The Commodity Supplemental Food program (CSFP) provides a monthly box of commodities to participants.  CSFP is open to persons 60 yeas of age or older who meet the program income guideline.  The Agency on Aging partners with Harvesters International food bank to provide these commodities.  Applications are available at the Agency on Aging office.  All approved applicants receive one food box per month.

The TEFAP program is available to all Marshall County residents who meet the program income guideline, regardless of age.  TEFAP commodities are distributed at the Helvering Center every other month on a first come, first served basis.  Recipients must complete an application, which can be done at the Agency on Aging office during business hours, or at the time of distribution.  The Agency on Aging partners with the Flint Hills Breadbasket to administer the TEFAP program.

Other Services

The Agency on Aging also offers several other services to seniors in Marshall County.

  • The Helvering Center, which is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday has an exercise room, pool table, and meeting space.  Many seniors stay after lunch every day to play pool or cards or just to talk to one another. 
  • Income tax preparation assistance is offered every Wednesday beginning in January and ending April 15.  This service is provided by the V.I.T.A program and RSVP volunteers.
  • Host site for Veterans Services Representatives every 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Various Senior activities and classes scheduled throughout the year.

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider