Meals on Wheels
The Meals on Wheels program provides a hot meal every weekday for homebound older adults in Henderson County. All meals are low fat/low salt and meet the one-third recommended dietary allowance set by the FDA. Vegetarian, diabetic, soft, and pureed meals are available. Meals are delivered by volunteer drivers between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. In addition to receiving a nutritious meal, Meals on Wheels clients receive important social interaction with caring volunteers. These visits, which also serve as a regular wellness checks, often turn into lasting friendships.
No Financial Requirements
In order to qualify for grant funding, you must be at least 60 years of age, homebound, and unable to prepare a hot meal on a regular basis. If you do not meet all of the funding criteria, private pay options are available.
Meals on Wheels Isn’t Just Long-term
Rehab, post-op, medical treatments, transition of caregiver, and other short-term scenarios are also great opportunities to take advantage of the service. We love to be able to help someone through a temporary need and to get back on their feet again.
Don’t Need a Meal Every Day?
Have a regularly scheduled appointment each week? No problem. You can set up your meals to skip certain days of the week as needed.
Where Do We Deliver?
It doesn’t matter whether you are in Hendersonville, Etowah, Mills River, Fletcher, Edneyville, or anywhere else, we serve all of Henderson County.
How Do I Apply?
Contact us at 828-692-6693 or fill out the Client Referral Form online below. Once we receive your application, our case worker will set up an in-home assessment and then shortly after the assessment, you can begin receiving meals.
Last year, we delivered over 60,000 meals to over 500 clients. We would be honored to serve you or your loved one.