Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging (JAAA) has several programs available to ensure every Kansas Senior adult has their daily nutritional needs met.
CHAMPSS (Choosing Healthy Appetizing Meal Plan Solutions for Seniors) allows those age 60 and older to choose from different entrees and eat at their convenience seven days a week at CHAMPSS locations throughout Shawnee, Jefferson, and Douglas counties. This program is for active persons who are not home-bound and can go to the CHAMPSS site to eat their meals. Participants must complete an orientation and submit a registration packet to enroll in the program. Participants are also encouraged to make the suggested donation of $3.50 per meal. No one is denied a meal if they are unable to donate.
Participants say they enjoy the flexibility offered through this program and the opportunity to be around people of all ages. The CHAMPSS meal program represents the future of senior care, inter-generational and inclusive. CHAMPSS Information Flyer Link
Click the YouTube link to view the CHAMPSS Orientation Video. This video describes JAAA’s purpose, the CHAMPSS enrollment process, and how the program works.
Please contact JAAA after completing the orientation to request a registration packet.
CHAMPSS Reorder Form Link *Meals expire 12 months from when they are added.
How to use your CHAMPSS QR Code Card
Click the YouTube link to view a short video on how to use your CHAMPSS QR Code card to get your meal balance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jICs2BokGU8 *This will work with both Apple and Android phones.
Nutrition Education Resources
Click on the graphics to find nutrition tips, recipes, and other resources.
Click on the links for tips on cutting down sodium, saturated fat, and added sugar.
Click on the links to view free nutritious and delicious food preparation videos.
* Please click on the menu links for each location’s CHAMPSS menu. As a result of COVID, some locations are experiencing challenges in staffing resulting in modified open and/or serving hours. Please click on the Hours of Operation link for each location. Your patience is appreciated as we update this information.
Dillons at 4701 West 6th St. Menu PDF Link *Call 785-838-0100 for deli hours.
Dillons at 1740 Massachusetts St. Menu PDF Link *Call 785-842-2942 for deli hours.
Country Harvest Apple Market 901 OAK St. -VALLEY FALLS **Service currently suspended*** Weekly Menu PDF Link
Dillon’s at 21st and Fairlawn Menu PDF Link *Call 785-228-8760 for deli hours.
Dillon’s at 29th and California Menu PDF Link *Call 785-267-1797 for deli hours.
Dillon’s at 29th and Urish Rd Menu PDF Link *Call 785-228-4200 for deli hours.
Dillon’s at Hwy 24 & Rochester Rd Menu PDF Link *Call 785-357-2660 for deli hours.
Dillon’s at 10th and Gage Menu PDF Link *Call 785-228-8700 for deli hours.
Millennium Café́- Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library Menu PDF Link
Congregate Meal Sites
Noon meal five days a week for seniors age 60 and older held at the following locations
PACE Center at 319 Perry Street, Lawrence
Babcock Place at 1700 Massachusetts, Lawrence
Eudora Parks and Recreation at 1630 Elm St, Eudora
Baldwin Senior Center at 1223 Orchard Lane, Baldwin City
St. Aloysius Catholic Church at 515 Wyandotte St., Meriden
Auburn Civic Center
East Topeka Senior Center
The First Apartments
Highland Park United Methodist Church
LULAC Senior Center
Papan’s Landing Senior Center
Rossville Senior Center
Madison St. Apartments
Silver Lake Senior Citizen’s Center
Home Delivered Meals
- Meals on Wheels of Eastern Kansas provides home delivered meals five days a week to home-bound seniors in Shawnee, Douglas and Jefferson counties through a network of volunteer drivers. Meals on Wheels of Eastern Kansas Link
- Lawrence Meals on Wheels provides home delivered meals five days a week to home-bound seniors within Lawrence city limits through a network of volunteer drivers. Lawrence Meals on Wheels Link
- Mom’s Meals provides frozen home delivered meals to home-bound seniors in Douglas, Jefferson and Shawnee counties.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The Food Assistance Program serves as the first line of defense against hunger. It provides crucial support to elderly households, to low-income working households, to other low income households that include the unemployed or disabled and to households transitioning from welfare to work. Food assistance customers can spend their benefits to buy eligible nutritious food and plants and seeds to grow food for their household to eat. SNAP Information Link
Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (KSFMNP)
This program provides fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey from farmers’ markets, roadside stands and community supported agriculture programs to low-income seniors via checks that can be exchanged for eligible foods at farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture (CSA) programs. For purposes of this program, low-income seniors are generally defined as individuals who are at least 60 years old and who have household incomes of not more than 185% of the Federal poverty income guidelines. KSFMNP Information Link