About Our Home Delivered Meal Program
Who is eligible?
Person age 60 and over who are home bound and incapacitated due to accident, illness or frailty.
Person who lack support of family, friends, or neighbors.
Person with inability to shop and cook for self, inability to safely prepare meals. Physically or mentally disabled or recently discharged from the hospital.
Person who simply may have reached the point in life when they are not eating properly and their health is in jeopardy.
What are the meals like?
We delivery a noontime meal that contains a hot portion, cold portion, and a beverage. Meals are supervised by a Registered Dietician and each contain 1/3 of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of nutrients and calories for people over 60 years of age. Meals are delivered between 11:00 - 1:00 by local volunteers. Meals are hot and ready to eat upon delivery. A sample menu is attached below. Additional meal options can be discussed.
How do I start service?
Call the Home Meal Service office at 315-332-8888. Following a request for service, our Director will do a short in-take interview over the telephone. Different funding options will be discussed. Referrals can be made to the Wayne County Office of Aging for funding assistance. A home visit will be made by the Executive Director to explain the program, making sure the recipient and/or family members understand all aspects of the service. Re-evaluation of need for meal service will be made periodically.
Where do we deliver?
We deliver throughout most of Wayne County with limited service in some areas. Routes include:
Ontario, Williamson, Sodus, Sodus Point, Wolcott, North Rose, Clyde, Lyons, Newark, Palmyra, Macedon, Marion, Walworth
Call our office at 315-332-8888 for more information on your location.
How much do meals cost
- Our Private Pay rate is $6.75 per meal for a hot meal delivered to your home. A monthly summary of meals will be mailed at the end of each month. This will reflect the number of meals received for the month. We accept checks or money orders.
- You may be eligible for assistance, depending on your circumstances. A limited amount of aid is available to individuals who quality. Funding is provided through a variety of public and private sources including the Wayne County Office for the Aging. No one who is eligible will be denied a meal for the inability or unwillingness to contribute. Questions regarding cost and payment can be addressed during the in-take process over the telephone and/or at home interview.
- Other assistance for some clients may be available through Managed Long Term Care programs. Extra eligibility is required and can be discussed by calling our office.