Meals on Wheels of San Antonio
Who is eligible to receive services from Meals on Wheels?
Older adults at least 60 years of age who are homebound, unable to cook for themselves, and lack outside support. On a limited basis, disabled individuals under 60 may be eligible for meals if funding is available.
Who prepares the meals and will it meet my dietary needs?
Meals are prepared Monday – Friday beginning at 4:00 AM by our dedicated kitchen staff. Because we develop our menu well in advance, all food items are purchased locally and prepared in a commercial, high volume kitchen maintained by the Meals on Wheels program.
With a doctor’s written request, Meals on Wheels fills a variety of client’s special dietary needs including diabetic, renal, heart-healthy, pureed, and bland. All recipes are approved by a registered dietician and prepared by an experienced culinary staff. To learn more about senior nutrition, visit our “Senior Nutrition” blog
Who delivers the meals?
Each meal is delivered in a microwave-safe container by a trained staff driver or volunteer operating from a Volunteer Site.
What time is the meal delivered?
Meals are delivered Monday thru Friday between the hours of 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM. On average, meals can be delivered within 1 hour and is typically delivered by volunteers during their lunch break. In some cases, breakfast meals or frozen meals are provided for the weekend.
How much does it cost to receive meals?
There is no charge for eligible clients provided adequate funding is available. However, donations are gratefully accepted.
How do I refer myself (or someone) to receive services?
Doctors, community service agencies, relatives, friends or individuals can make a referral. The following are ways to refer someone to the program…
- During business hours, please contact our Outreach Department at (210) 735 – 5115
- Fill out and submit a “Refer For Service” form by clicking here