Local Services Program (LSP)
The Alliance for Aging provides the City of Hialeah with an annual allocation of Local Services Program (LSP) funds from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) for the provision of meals for the elderly. This program is administered with the help of the Social Services Department of the Hialeah Housing Authority through their Hot Lunch and Elderly Meals Program with meals prepared by the Greater Miami Caterers company. Program menus are reviewed by a registered dietician to ensure each recipient of each meal is being provided with a balanced variety of nutritious meals.
The Hot Lunch and Elderly Meals Program offers meals to eligible elderly residents of Hialeah in congregate meal settings at various public facilities and elderly housing communities. Program activities also include nutrition screenings and education to help program participants monitor their eating habits better for an improved quality of life and daily nutritional intake.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has ordered the closure of all senior community centers in the County at this time to protect the high-risk elderly population from exposure to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
Effective March 16, 2020, the City of Hialeah congregate meal sites will be closed until further notice. Enrolled program participants will be contacted to ensure the continuity of the provision of meals during this state of emergency. Click here for more information and updates.
For elderly residents in Hialeah that are homebound, the Hot Lunch and Elderly Meals Program provides home-delivered meals. The catering companies prepares and delivers these meals to program participants in need, ensuring sufficient delivery of their nutritious meal each day.