Eligibility for Meals
- Usually 60 years old or older
- Reside within the service area
- Primarily homebound or have little or no help
- Have physical or mental impairments, which make meal preparation difficult
Income is not a criteria for service. All people who receive Meals on Wheels are asked to make a voluntary contribution to share in the costs of the meals. No one is ever refused service because of inability to contribute.
We do not currently have a waiting list for service for people who apply directly for Meals on Wheels and are found to be eligible. Short-term service is also available for up to six weeks for those who are recuperating from serious illness or other situations. In some cases, service is provided for a spouse or other caregiver who is at risk of becoming overwhelmed by the responsibilities involved in the caring of an individual.
Clients’ situations change, persons recovering from surgery may gradually become able to provide for themselves or a caregiver may become available at the noontime hour. When this occurs, we take clients off our program to accommodate others in need. Also, a member of our Client Services' team visits each client frequently to assess their individual situation.
Nutritious, Healthy Meals
A registered, licensed dietitian plans our monthly menus. Our meals meet or exceed 1/3 of the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) for all seniors as determined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Meals on Wheels offers special diets for clients with different dietary needs such as diabetic-friendly and vegetarian meals.
To view the current menus, please click HERE.
Our goal is to make sure that each client is getting nourishment they need. If you know of someone that could benefit from home-delivered meals, it is easy and convienent to make a referral by clicking HERE.