MEALS ON WHEELS

ABOUT MEALS ON WHEELS

Meals on Wheels helps many people remain in their own homes by providing a nutritional meal and daily friendly contact. A daily check gives families and caregivers the reassurance that their loved one is okay. It is not the purpose of this program to add to the isolation or inactivity of a person who can prepare or obtain their own meals.

All meals provide a third of the RDA. Diabetic and other prescribed diets can be accommodated. Hot meals are delivered Monday-Friday between 11 AM – 12:30 PM. Weekend meals are available on Saturday if needed. Frozen meals for Sunday can be delivered on Saturday.

ABOUT MEALS ON WHEELS

Meals on Wheels helps many people remain in their own homes by providing a nutritional meal and daily friendly contact. A daily check gives families and caregivers the reassurance that their loved one is okay. It is not the purpose of this program to add to the isolation or inactivity of a person who can prepare or obtain their own meals.

All meals provide a third of the RDA. Diabetic and other prescribed diets can be accommodated. Hot meals are delivered Monday-Friday between 11 AM – 12:30 PM. Weekend meals are available on Saturday if needed. Frozen meals for Sunday can be delivered on Saturday.

ELIGIBILITY, FEES, & FUNDING

  • Meals are delivered to the elderly and home-bound residents in the City of Muscatine who are unable to prepare their own meals.
  • Priority is given to persons age 60 or older.
  • Meals are available on a short-term basis for persons recovering from a hospital stay or long-term, depending on need.
  • Meals are prepared by Trinity Hospital and are delivered by volunteers.
  • A sliding scale fee schedule determines the meal cost, and bills are sent out monthly.
  • The Meals on Wheels program is funded by The City of Muscatine, Charitable Funds, local businesses, individual donors, and client participation.

ELIGIBILITY, FEES, & FUNDRAISING

  • Meals are delivered to the elderly and home-bound residents in the City of Muscatine who are unable to prepare their own meals.
  • Priority is given to persons age 60 or older.
  • Meals are available on a short-term basis for persons recovering from a hospital stay or long-term, depending on need.
  • Meals are prepared by Trinity Hospital and are delivered by volunteers.
  • A sliding scale fee schedule determines the meal cost, and bills are sent out monthly.
  • The Meals on Wheels program is funded by The City of Muscatine, Charitable Funds, local businesses, individual donors, and client participation.

VOLUNTEERS

The Meals on Wheels Program always looks for new volunteers to deliver meals weekly, monthly, or as-needed. Consider the difference you can make for someone who can no longer prepare their own meals. Even a small contribution of your time and/or money can make a difference in the life of a senior.

Ask your employer and colleagues about delivering meals as a team-building project.

Volunteers donate their time and transportation cost.

“I love meeting people and giving back to my community. If you have an hour and a half a week, or month, it is an easy and rewarding way to volunteer. “ – Volunteer Testimonial

VOLUNTEERS

The Meals on Wheels Program always looks for new volunteers to deliver meals weekly, monthly, or as-needed. Consider the difference you can make for someone who can no longer prepare their own meals. Even a small contribution of your time and/or money can make a difference in the life of a senior.

Ask your employer and colleagues about delivering meals as a team-building project.

Volunteers donate their time and transportation cost.

“I love meeting people and giving back to my community. If you have an hour and a half a week, or month, it is an easy and rewarding way to volunteer. “ – Volunteer Testimonial

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