Who We Are
Meals on Wheels is a diverse community of clients, volunteers, donors and staff brought together by the need and desire to ensure the well-being of homebound seniors and disabled persons. We are united in that cause through our commitment to deliver nutritious meals to our clients’ doorstep, and offer friendly social interaction, on a continuing basis. By doing so, our goal is to help our neighbors live longer, more independent lives in the comfort and dignity of their own homes — right where they want to be.
What We Do
Please note that COVID-19 protocols are in effect and supersede some of the following information. Meals on Wheels is currently delivering five frozen meals once a week to all clients.
The Meals on Wheels program offers two types of home-delivered meals: hot meals delivered daily (Monday through Friday) and frozen meals delivered once weekly. Most meals served in Jefferson County are hot meals delivered daily. Frozen meals are generally provided in more isolated outlying areas or in other very specific circumstances as determined by our case managers.
General qualifications for the program require clients to be age 60 or older, or disabled, and typically homebound living in Jefferson County. There are no income limits or restrictions required to receive service. Prior to becoming an active participant in Meals on Wheels, a case manager will conduct an in-home assessment to confirm a potential client’s qualification for the program.
Food For Thought
In FY 2020-2021, Meals on Wheels delivered 426,298 meals to homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities in Jefferson County. Of those, 365,731 were delivered to enrolled clients, and 60,567 stopgap meals went to seniors on our waiting list. In addition, groceries were provided to 271 seniors who reported being in extreme need.