Meals on Wheels
Since 1979, Lower Columbia CAP has been delivering hot and frozen meals to homebound and disabled seniors in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties.
Participants of the Meals on Wheels program must be 60 years of age or older. Meal eligibility is determined by an in home assessment conducted by a Senior Nutrition staff person. Eligibility is based on need, not income.
To self refer or make a referral for an individual you think may be at nutritional risk, please contact us at 360-425-3430 ext 259, or 1-800-383-2101 ext 259.
We offer both hot and frozen menus (Please see below.)
Seniors can enjoy company and a great lunch at our eight meal sites in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties.
We have a wonderful program that combines socializing with a great lunch. Meals are nutritionally balanced and provide 1/3 of the daily USDA requirements. Most special dietary need can be accommodated with advance notice. Our meals are heart healthy and approved by a dietician.
All seniors (60+) are welcome at every meal site. Eligibility is not income based. If you qualify as a senior for the program, there is a suggested donation of $3.00 per meal. If you do not meet the qualifications, then there is a charge of $6.00 per meal.
We are also always looking for volunteers to help at the meal sites with set-up, serving, and clean-up. It is a wonderful environment and a great way to enjoy lunch!
Kelso/Longview- Grounds for Opportunity Cafe, 413 S. Pacific Ave, Kelso (Mondays & Tuesdays)
Kalama – United Methodist Church, 111 North 2nd St (Mondays)
Ryderwood – Community Center, 303 Morse St (Tuesdays)
Castle Rock – Senior Center, 222 2nd Ave SW (Wednesdays)
Woodland – St. Philip Catholic Church, 430 Bozarth St (Fridays)
Rosburg – Community Center, off Altoona Rd (Thursdays)
Cathlamet – Congregational Church, 3rd and Maple (Thursdays)
All meals are served at 12:00 noon. There is a suggested donation of $3.00 per meal. Subsitutions may be made with advance notice. For reservations or questions, please call us at 360-425-3430 ext 259 or toll free at 1-800-383-2101 ext 259.
Help Warehouse Food Card (USDA Commodities)
Since 1982, Help Warehouse has been the food collection and distribution center for Cowlitz and Wahkiakum food banks. In 2013, Help Warehouse distributed over 1.9 million pounds of food through the eight area food banks and seventeen USDA distributions sites.
CAP’s Help Warehouse is located at:
1526 Commerce Avenue
360-425-3430 ext 252
USDA Commodities distribution at CAP–3rd Tuesdays, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
In order to qualify for a Help Warehouse Food Card you must meet the income levels listed below:
|Gross Household Income|
|People in Household||Monthly||Annually|
|For each additional person||$642||$7,696|
|*Based on 185% of the USDA Poverty Income Level|
Affiliated Food Banks
Hours: Monday – Friday (Call 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Other emergency services Call 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Northgate Christian Center (360-577-0620)
1209 Minor Road
Hours: Every Thursday 10:00 am -1:00 pm
Clothing also available
Salvation Army (360-423-3990)
1639 10th Ave
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
FREE HOT LUNCHES Monday – Friday from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
St. Vincent de Paul (360-577-0662)
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Evening distribution for employed participants
1st & 3rd Tuesdays from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Castle Rock Lions Food Bank
224 Huntington Ave S
Hours: Every Thursday 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Kalama Helping Hands (360-673-2814)
191 Cloverdale Road
Hours: Tuesday – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Thursday – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Clothing also available
St. Vincent de Paul of Cathlament
St. Catherine’s Church
Hours: 1st & 3rd Wednesday – 9:00 am – noon
Woodland Community Service Center (360-225-9998)
Hours: Food boxes – Every Tuesday – 12 pm- 6:00 pm