DACL offers hot, nutritious, and delicious meals in a group setting for older adults 60 years of age or older at many different sites throughout the District. These meals comply with Dietary Guidelines for Americans, published by the Secretaries of the Department of Health and Human Services and the United States Department of Agriculture, and contain one-third of the recommended daily allowance of nutrients. There are several cultural centers available throughout the city as well, including the Vida Center (Hispanic cuisine), the Asian Pacific Islander Center (pan-Asian cuisine), the DC Jewish Community Center (kosher meals), and the Kibar Center (Halal meals). Lunch is available on Saturdays at the Washington Seniors Wellness Center.
Individuals under age 60 may be eligible if they are the spouse of an older adult attending a community dining site or people with disabilities that reside in an older adults housing facility that hosts a community dining site.