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 2:30pm.  
  • Each individually packaged meal exceeds one-third of the recommended dietary allowance for older adults.

FROZEN vs FRESH

Here is why Common Ground Senior Services provides frozen home-delivered meals:
  • Frozen food has the same, if not better, nutritional value as fresh foods.   Harvested produce is immediately flash-frozen and this preserves the nutrient content that is lost in hot and chilled meals.
  • Maintaining the cold chain process from time of production until consumed is the best way to protect seniors from foodborne illness.  With the cold chain process food temperatures do not reach the food safety “danger zone.”
  • Food quality is more appealing with frozen home-delivered meals.  Hot and chilled meals deteriorate over time and become mushy, discolored, bitter and dried out.
  • Frozen home-delivered meals offer more flexibilty for seniors.  With frozen meals, you can select the meal you want to eat – when you want to eat it.

    Positive Impact

    Meals Delivered

    From  July 1, 2020 – June 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