Meals on Wheels has five food-based programs that provide meals to members of the Lynchburg homebound community.
Five days a week and on most holidays, lunches are delivered by volunteers in their own vehicles and at their own expense. This is our core program that every recipient receives.
What is Served?
Our hot lunch is prepared fresh daily, never frozen, and consists of meat, vegetable, salad or fruit, bread, milk or juice, and dessert. All menus are reviewed by a registered dietitian. Each meal is heart healthy and diabetic friendly, and special dietary needs are met when possible.
Our most needy meals recipients are given a supper along with their lunch, for their evening meal.
Saturday Meals are delivered to those on the most restrictive diets (i.e. renal diets) helping them to maintain good health.
Nutritional supplements (Ensure or similar products) are provided to individuals at the request of their physicians.
Is there a fee?
Yes, the full price of meals is $5.45 a day, delivered to the home; $27.25 per week.
While a small percentage of our recipients do pay the full price per meal, the vast majority of our recipients cannot afford this amount.
We do have a sliding fee scale in place based on ability to pay, and after assessment many of our recipients receive the service at no cost to them.