Hot meals, cold meals and frozen meals are prepared and delivered to the homes of older adults and people with disabilities who are unable to shop and/or prepare meals for themselves or travel to a site where a community meal is being served. There are several agencies and businesses across the state who provide home-delivered meals and each has its own process when it comes to signing up and ordering meals.
Meals may be delivered daily or periodically, depending on the program and the participant’s needs. All meal programs share a common goal – to provide a nutritious, prepared meal to older adults and people with disabilities in their home. A secondary benefit of this service is the social contact between the meal delivery person, often a community volunteer, and the meal recipient.
Many providers can address special diet by offering pureed, gluten-free, diabetic, low-sodium, vegetarian, or meals for people undergoing cancer treatment.