Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels Meal are hot, nutritious meals delivered weekdays to seniors who are homebound. Cold meals for the evening and frozen meals for the weekend are available, based on need. Meals on Wheels follows USDA food pyramid guidelines and our menus are approved by a Registered Dietician. Sorry, we are unable to provide special diet requests at this time.
The suggested donation for each meal is $2.50. View the most recent monthly menu (PDF).
To be eligible, a person must be 60 years of age or older, or the spouse of a person 60 years of age or older, and be homebound (i.e., does not leave home under normal circumstances).
To begin Meals on Wheels we will need:
- Name, address and phone number of the senior to receive the meals
- Birth date
- Name and phone number of a contact person
- The reason Meals on Wheels are needed
All information is kept confidential.
A social service worker will contact the senior to schedule a home visit for an assessment.
The senior must be home when meals are delivered, or contact the program when an absence is unavoidable, such as a doctor's or dialysis appointment. Call 517-768-8684 for cancellations. An emergency contact person is called each time a senior has not canceled and does not answer the door. Our drivers are not allowed to leave the meals if the senior is not home or if other arrangements have not been made.
Home delivered meals will not be delivered on days that bad weather prevents safe road conditions. On days the Jackson Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, meals will not be delivered. Local radio and TV stations will announce meal cancellations.
In preparation for these times, Meals on Wheels clients will receive two shelf-stable emergency meals.. These meals are to be consumed when a regular delivery cannot be made.