The Iowa Café is a new, innovative partnership between Iowa’s Area Agencies on Aging and licensed food service establishments like restaurants and cafés

Participant Eligibility

To participate in The Iowa Café, individuals must be 60 years of age or older, or a spouse of an eligible individual regardless of age. Meals are provided on a voluntary contribution basis, and individuals will be given the opportunity to contribute towards the cost of the meal.

How to Participate

A completed registration form is required in order to participate. Once the registration form is processed you will receive a key card in the mail. When you visit a  participating restaurant you can choose an item from the Iowa Cafe menu and use your key card to pay. For more information, please call the Nutrition Services Director at 515-633-9518.

DnS Grocery

104 A Street S.E.  P.O. Box 147

Melcher Dallas, IA  50163


Hours:  6 am to 9 pm, 7 days per week

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The Depot Restaurant & Catering

411 West Street    P.O. Box 53

New Virginia, IA  50210


Hours:  11 am to 6 pm, Wed. – Fri.

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Backroads Bar & Grill

107 Washington Ave.

Lacona, IA  50139


Monday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Sunday – Closed

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