Meals on Wheels Serving NE Oakland County

Delivering More than a Meal! 

OPC’s Meals on Wheels program  is designed for seniors unable to shop and/or prepare meals. MOW allows a senior to age in place, encouraging independence for those who wish to remain in their home for as long as possible. OPC’s MOW Program is more than a meal. Volunteers provide a wellness check in addition to delivering a hot, nutritious meal to homebound seniors. There is no waiting list, and meals are received within 24 hours of request. 

In 2016, OPC prepared, served and delivered 94,038 home delivered meals.

Meals are available:

  • Everyday in: Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, Auburn Hills, Independence Township, Orion and Oxford
  • Monday through Friday: Addison and Brandon

Eligibility and Service Options:

  • 60 years of age and older
  • Unable to grocery shop and/or prepare nutritious meals
  • No income requirements
  • Short term option available while recuperating or rehabilitating

To receive a meal:

  • Call 248-608-0264 between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm - Monday through Friday
  • A Nutrition Assessor will schedule a home visit to confirm eligibility

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for Meals on Wheels?

To qualify for home-delivered meals, a person must be at least 60 years old. In addition, the individual must have a chronic physical or mental disability preventing him or her from shopping for food or preparing meals for himself or herself.

How does a person sign up for a meal?

Call 248-608-0264 between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm - Monday through Friday. Our Nutrition Assessor will schedule a visit to your home within two weeks of your first meal to make sure you qualify for the program and to determine how we can best help you.

How long will it take to get meals?

There is no waiting list. When you make the phone call to our Meals on Wheels staff, a meal will be delivered to you within 24 hours by one of our dedicated volunteers. 

What are the financial requirements to receive Meals on Wheels?

There are no financial requirements. Anyone 60 years and older, as long as he or she is deemed homebound, can receive Meals on Wheels.

Is there any cost to me?

You will receive by mail a monthly invoice listing the dates a meal was delivered to your home. A self-addressed, postage paid envelope is included to use to mail your check. The suggested donation is $3.50 per meal. We ask for a voluntary contribution from each client based on what he or she can afford to pay.

What if I am having surgery and just need meals on a temporary basis while I recover?

The Meals on Wheels program is for anyone who needs it at any time, whether he or she is temporarily or permanently homebound.