Congregate meals offer older adults an opportunity to enjoy a well-balanced nutritious meal while enjoying the company of others in a social setting. Many sites are located at a senior center or housing site where participants can engage in various activities of their choice. Group nutrition education and counseling which promote the role of nutrition in preventative health is also available. Congregate meals are coordinated by SWCAA and supported by federal and state funds that provide services for participants aged 60 and over. Anonymous donations are suggested but not required.