Seniors United for Nutrition (S.U.N.) Program, Inc.
The mission of the Seniors United for Nutrition Program, Inc. (SUN) is to support and assist seniors 60 and over by providing hot nutritious meals, home delivered or in a group setting, to promote fellowship, reduce isolation, and to provide prevention programming to assist in maintaining independence and involvement in their community. We serve senior adults 60 and over in both Iowa and Lafayette counties. SUN will make every effort to serve rural home delivery participants, depending on availability of a driver and funds. Statistics have proven the nutrition program has been instrumental in assisting in keeping seniors in their own homes and independent longer, thereby saving dollars in health care costs and aiding in the comfort and happiness of older Americans. Volunteers are the heart of our program. All program operations depend upon the support and hours given by local volunteers assisting at all the meal sites. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities contact the SUN main office at 608-930-9845. Seniors United for Nutrition Program, Inc. is a private non-profit organization financially supported in part by:
- Federal Older American’s Act
- State Funds
- County Levy
- FEMA funding
- NSIP funding
- Local Municipalities
- Local Community grants
- Individual site Donations
- Meal Donations
We gratefully accept and acknowledge individual contributions financially and through volunteering. Please consider making a donation to the SUN program. To donate, please contact the main office at 608-930-9845. Check your local newspaper for weekly postings of meal site menus.
Home Delivered Meals
Home Delivered meals are nutritious, mid-day meals delivered to your home via volunteers. These meals are available Monday through Friday to home bound seniors 60 and over; they are delivered from a local community site. Home delivery is available to all eligible participants within the city limits in each community we serve. SUN will make every effort to serve eligible rural home delivery participants, depending on availability of a driver and funds. This meal provides 1/3 of the daily recommended dietary requirements for seniors and is the main meal of the day. All meals have no added salt, and accommodations can be made for diabetics. Please make a reservation one day in advance. As of 4/1/23, the suggested contribution is $6.50. Determination of need is based on the following:
- Individual is unable to leave his or her home under normal circumstances. Flexibility is allowed for medical appointments and occasional personal reasons important to the individual’s quality of life.
- Person is unable to participate in the congregate meal program due to physical or emotional problems.
- There is no spouse, domestic partner or other adult living in the same house or building that is both willing and able to prepare the meals.
- The individual is unable, either physically or emotionally, to obtain food and prepare adequate meals.
- Other criteria established by the nutrition program and approved by Area Agency on Aging.
- A home visit is conducted to assess nutrition and determine other related supportive service’s needs. Referrals will be made as necessary. Reassessment of continued need for service shall be done in the home of the participant no less than once per year. Reassessments are necessary to establish continued program activity.
Congregate Nutrition Site
Mid-day meals are offered Monday through Friday to seniors 60 and over, at a local community site. This meal provides 1/3 of the daily recommended dietary requirements for seniors and is the main meal of the day. The nutrition program provides education and information along with the meal. All meals have no added salt, and accommodations can be made for diabetics. “Remember that the nutrition program is more than just a meal!” There are opportunities for cards, sharing of talents, entertainment and good times spent together! Please make a reservation one day in advance to attend the meal site located closest to you. Suggested contribution is $5.50. Individuals eligible to receive meals on a contribution basis at a senior dining center are:
- Age 60 or older
- Any spouse or domestic partner who attends the senior dining site with their spouse or domestic partner who aged 60 or older
- An adult with a disability, under age 60 who resides in housing facilities occupied primarily by older individuals at which congregate nutrition services are provided is eligible to receive meals at the facility in which they reside
- A disabled adult who resides at home with an eligible older individual participating in the program *Meal reservations are required and must be made the day prior to the day you wish to receive a meal.
Avoca~ Home Delivery only. Call the SUN Office at 608-930-9845 or 608-623-2800 to make reservations or changes.
Dodgeville~ Hidden Valley Community Church. Call 608-574-6630 to make reservations for dining in or home delivery. This location also offers home delivery to Barneveld and Ridgeway.
Highland~ Home delivery only. Call 608-930-9845 or 608-623-2800 to make reservations or changes.
Linden~ Linden Municipal Building. Call 608-623-2800 or the SUN office 608-930-9845 to make reservations for dining in or home delivery.
Mineral Point~ Home delivery only. Call 608-930-9845 or 608-623-2800 to make reservations or changes.
Lafayette County Sites
Argyle ~ Home Delivered Only, 608-776-4969
Belmont~ Community Building, 608-762-5114
Benton~ VFW Building, 608-759-6671
Blanchardville~The Viking Café, 608-523-4327
Darlington~ Municipal Building~ Senior Center, 608-776-4969
Shullsburg~ Townsend Community Center, 608-965-4424 Ext. 226
South Wayne~ Home Delivered Only, 608-776-4969
S.U.N. Board Members
Board Members Dan Nankee, Iowa County (Chairman) Bob Boyle, Lafayette County Rita Bucholz, Lafayette County Kriss Marion, Lafayette County Justin O’Brien, Iowa County Doug Richter, Iowa County