What are home delivered meals?
ome delivered meals offer nutritious balanced meals prepared by a local caterer. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays. Residents can elect to have meals delivered from three to five days per week. It is a low sodium diet. The meals are prepared in microwaveable containers and are delivered by volunteers around noon.
Who is eligible?
Resident must be:
- Unable to prepare their own meals
- 60 years of age or older
- If under age 60 years of age, disabled as determined by a physician
- Living alone, or with individuals incapable of meal preparation due to a physical or mental impairment
This program is designed to offer temporary assistance, however, if a resident who qualifies and has an extended need, the City will attempt to continue this service as long as necessary.
What is the cost?
There are two options. (1) For a hot meal only the cost is $5.50/day. (2) A hot meal with a cold sandwich and juice costs $6.50/day. Billing is monthly. No money is exchanged at the time of delivery, as the drivers are not responsible for accepting payment.
How do I apply?
Arrangements for home delivered meals must be made the Friday of the week prior to the first day of scheduled delivery. Any cancellation must be made as soon as possible, but no later than the Friday of the week prior to service delivery being terminated. To schedule or cancel service, call Community Services at (216) 524-7373.