Meals on Wheels

About Meals on Wheels

If you are a senior and unable to leave your home it can be very difficult to prepare a nutritious meal for yourself. Our Meals on Wheels service can help. Receive nutritious, well-balanced meals delivered to your home by a Meals on Wheels volunteer. You will find comfort in knowing that a good meal and a friendly face will come with every visit.

If you would like to see if you are eligible to receive Meals on Wheels, call 989-633-3700 to get started. Qualifying for Meals on Wheels is not based on income, but on your need for the service.

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Eligibility

In order to receive Meal on Wheels, you must meet a few basic requirements:

  • Be at least 60 years old or have a spouse who is at least 60
  • Generally unable to leave your home
  • You or someone living at your home is unable to obtain or prepare meals
  • You agree to be home when meals are delivered

Meals on Wheels is available on a short or long term basis for those in need. If you’ve had surgery, have a temporary health condition or your caregiver is on vacation, you can receive Meals on Wheels for a few weeks, months or as needed.

How to Get Started

If you are eligible to receive Meals on Wheels, you will first need to work with a Senior Services’ Care Coordinator. Meal delivery is usually started as soon as possible. Call 989-633-3700.

Nutritious Meals

Meals on Wheels are healthy and are approved by a regional dietitian and meet all state and federal guidelines. The high nutritional standards of the meals represent the health conditions, dietary concerns and food preferences of the seniors served. Meals are analyzed to ensure sodium and fat content is consistent with a healthy, well-balanced diet. Meals on Wheels also helps seniors maintain their individual nutrition goals by providing them with the nutritional content of each meal.

Volunteer Drivers

Once the meals are prepared, they must get delivered and this is where the “wheels” come in! Meals on Wheels is only possible in Midland County due to the enormous amount of time that our volunteer drivers work. We have around 160 drivers putting over 420 to 510 miles a day on their personal cars to deliver the meals. And the volunteers do more than just deliver a meal. They also deliver a smile and a friendly face to someone who may have little social contact.   

Cost of Service

For older adults over 60 years of age meals are offered on a donation based on income. Minimum recommended donation of $3.00 per meal or give what you can.