The Senior Nutrition Program (SNP) is a charitable non-profit organization serving the county of San Luis Obispo (SLO) on California’s central coast. Our mission is to enhance the health, reduce the isolation, and increase the socialization of SLO County residents who are at least 60 years of age. We do this by serving free, hot, noontime meals at community dining centers to those seniors who are able to attend, and by delivering meals to qualified seniors who are homebound.
Our program has three goals: nutrition, socialization, and safety. Our program provides balanced meals which supply at least 1/3 of the Daily Required Intake, (DRI) for an average person. Both the congregate dining and the home delivery provide socialization and human contact to help break the cycle of isolation. Finally, the daily home deliveries by volunteers, along with regular assessments by site supervisors, provide a safety net from accidents or physical or financial abuse. All staff and volunteers are mandated to report any suspected abuse.