St. Patrick's Center Programs

Senior Nutrition Program – Congregate midday meals are served everyday of the year for seniors age 60 and older in the dining room, and meals are delivered to homebound individuals. Over 9,000 meals are served annually and over 5,000 meals are delivered. Program provided in cooperation with CityFare.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program for Seniors – USDA food boxes are distributed monthly to seniors who register for the program and meet income criteria. Over 700 boxes are distributed annually. Program provided in cooperation with the Food Bank of Delaware.

Transportation for Seniors and People with Disabilities – Seniors and others with disabilities receive transportation to and from their homes to the Center with service provided six days each week. Transportation is provided for medical appointments, grocery shopping, and other activities as planned. Over 10,000 trips are completed annually.

Emergency Grocery Program – Individuals and families in need of emergency food receive a three day supply of groceries. Over 2,000 people are served annually.

Produce Distribution – Fresh produce is provided three days each week and distributed based on availability from various sources. Over 7,000 people are served annually.

Homeless Respite Services – Daytime services are provided on weekdays for people who are homeless. A safe secure environment out of the weather, use of phones, laundry and shower facilities, clothing, information and referral, and other services are offered. Over 30 people are served each month.

Clothing Bank – Good quality used, and sometimes new, clothing is offered to people of all ages every weekday. There is no charge to recipients, although donations are accepted. Over 3,600 people are served annually.

Breakfast Program – A hot made-to-order breakfast is provided every weekday at minimal cost. Over 2,400 people are served annually.

Recreational and Educational Activities – Participants at the Center utilize the space available to engage in activities of their choosing. These include weekly Bible study, Bingo, cards, Triominos, puzzles, educational presentations, or other activities. A monthly newsletter is provided.

Individualized Services – Some participants need additional assistance that is not formally offered as part of a program. Based on specific needs and/or requests by family members, certain individuals receive help with money management, check cashing, assistance with setting up medical appointments, telephone reassurance, and other services. About 20 people each month receive at least one of these services on a regular basis.