COVID-19 Program Update:
All programming at the Friendship Dining program is suspended due to the global pandemic. Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee is committed to ensuring the safest practices and is making continual adjustments to our operations. It is our mission to provide nutrition and caring, supportive services, with increased precautions to safeguard our clients, volunteers, and staff.
We do not know at this point how long this change of regular operations will be in effect, but we will continue to update our Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee COVID-19 Information Page.
The Friendship Dining Program invites those 60+ years of age who are seeking companionship, activities and a nutritious meal. Friendship Dining Centers are conveniently located in East and West Manatee County and are open Monday through Friday, except holidays. In some instances, transportation can be provided.
All Friendship Dining Centers receive the same meals as the home-delivered meal clients, providing one-third of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA), and are approved by a registered dietitian. Alternative meals may be available to meet certain dietary preferences.
Scholarships may be available. Please call (941) 747-4655 for more information.
Participants enjoy the following services provided at these centers:
- Activities including films, art, and music
- Holiday celebrations
- Card games, bingo, creative projects, and more
Support Friendship Dining Centers
Funds in support of scholarships for those families seeking care for their loved ones who do not have the financial resources to cover the hourly fee. DONATE»
$1,000 – 90 hours of care
$2,500 – 40 days of care
$5,000 – 6 months of care
Funding for Friendship Dining is made possible by