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For a senior to qualify, he or she must be 60 years of age or over. A spouse of any age can also qualify. You must be frail and probably unable to prepare meals or shop for groceries. You also must be unable to obtain meals from someone else such as a family member.
A disabled child of someone receiving meals in eligible.
The charge per meal varies from program to program. Some programs charge on a sliding scale, depending on the circumstances of the recipient.
|Gaithersburg Meals On Wheels, Inc. |
(no web site) All-volunteer organization delivering 2 meals, 5 days per week, to area disabled individuals, of any age, who cannot safely shop or prepare their meals. Drivers are needed. More information available at Montgomery County Volunteer Center
|Rockville Meals On Wheels, Inc |
Serves homebound elderly, convalescing and persons with disabilities who are unable to prepare meals for themselves. Volunteers deliver attractive, healthy meals each weekday morning (Monday - Friday). Two meals are delivered -- a ready-to-eat hot meal for lunch and a cold meal for dinner.
|Colesville Meals on Wheels, Inc |
Delivers a cold lunch meal and a frozen dinner meal, Monday through Friday. The food content is determined in consultation with the Montgomery County nutritionist. The diet is low in fat, salt, and can be easily adapted for a diabetic diet. Serves a limited area, see the website for specific areas.
|Meals On Wheels of Takoma Park|
Monday through Friday two meals a day (one hot, one cold) are delivered by friendly, caring volunteers.
|Jewish Social Service Agency|
JSSA's Meals on Wheels volunteers pick up low-salt kosher meals on weekday mornings and deliver them to seniors in Montgomery County who are unable to cook for themselves.
|What Are You Doing For Lunch?|
In addition to its community/group dining program (What Are You Doing For Lunch?), the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services senior nutrition program offers home-delivered meals to older adults. The link above is to a brochure published by the department.