Our network of drivers, nutrition staff, community partners, volunteers, donors, and advocates are an impressive force against senior neglect and malnutrition.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

Requirements for the Home-Delivered Meal Program:

  • Meals-on-Wheels participants must be 60 years of age or older, homebound, and in need of assistance with daily activities
  • Spouse of 60+ program participant
  • Live in Amador or Calaveras Counties

COST

NOTE:

The program cost per meal is $7.54.  We are a nonprofit organization and we understand that not everyone has the ability to pay.   Any contributing amount offered will help us to keep this program going.

No senior will be denied a meal for the inability to contribute.

GETTING STARTED

Call us at (209) 223-3015 and we will take your application over the phone.  Once your eligibility is determined, it may take a day or two before you start receiving your frozen meals.

The Benefits of Home Delivered Meals

Our Home-Delivered Meals program helps vulnerable older adults maintain a healthy lifestyle and remain living independently by providing nutritious meals, safety checks, and friendly social interaction.  

Many seniors run the risk of food insecurity as a result of lack of enough income to buy food, isolation, or as a result of suffering from chronic illness or other conditions that affect independence.

Proper nutrition in older adults has many benefits, including:

  • Maintaining health and wellbeing
  • Improving the ability to heal
  • Reducing the risk for medical complications
  • Reducing the prospect of hospital readmission

About the Meals

Five frozen meals are delivered once a week between 9:00am and 1:30pm.  Fresh milk and bread are delivered every other week.

Each individually packaged meal exceeds one-third of the recommended dietry allowance for older adults.

Positive Impact

Meals Delivered

 Nine month period from – July 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021

Seniors Served

Total Meals Served

Volunteer for Meal Delivery

More than ever, we need the help of volunteer drivers to meet the increase in demand for home delivered meals.  More information here

This program is partially funded by Area 12 Agency on Aging