Nutrition FAQ

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.