How to Get Meals
Who is eligible for Meals on Wheels?
To qualify for home-delivered meals, a person must be at least 60 years old. In addition, the individual must have a chronic physical or mental disability (can be age-related) preventing him or her from shopping for food or preparing meals for himself or herself.
OR have been deemed homebound.
OR a senior who cannot financially afford to feed themselves.
What are the financial requirements to receive Meals on Wheels?
There are no financial requirements. Anyone over age 60, as long as he or she meets the above provisions, can receive Meals on Wheels. The local meal provider may ask for a voluntary contribution from each client based on what he or she can afford to pay.
How long will it take to get meals?
When you make the phone call to your local meal provider, someone will arrange an assessment appointment at your home. There is usually not more than 3-5 days between your initial phone call and the assessment. Once you are deemed eligible, meals will start right away. If you are experiencing delays, please call us at 769-1974 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I am having surgery and just need meals on a temporary basis while I recover?
The Meals on Wheels program is for anyone who needs it at any time, whether he or she is temporarily or permanently homebound.
What if I need special meals due to dietary restrictions?
Some Meals on Wheels providers have the capacity to serve special meals based on dietary needs such as low sodium diets. You should call us directly at 769-1974 to see if your specific needs can be met.