Who is eligible to receive services from Meals on Wheels?
Older adults, at least 60 years of age who have difficulty leaving their homes, are unable to cook for themselves, and lack outside support. Individuals, family members and friends may contact us to request a nutritional assessment or request meal service on private pay basis. Many clients are qualified and referred to us by Texas Health and Human Services, and disabled individuals under 60 may be eligible for meals if funding is available. Our goal is that no senior goes hungry and is isolated, please contact us to determine what options may be available.
Who prepares the meals and what is included?
Meals are prepared Monday-Friday by a dedicated kitchen staff. Because the menu is developed well in advance, all food items are purchased locally and prepared in a commercial, high volume kitchen maintained by the Meals on Wheels program. All recipes are approved by a registered dietitian and in accordance with current nutritional standards.
Who delivers the meals?
Each meal is delivered in a microwave safe container by a trained staff driver or volunteer.
What time are meals delivered?
Meals are delivered Monday through Friday between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. In some cases, fresh/hot and frozen meals are delivered together due to distances and lack of daily drivers to remote areas.
How much do meals cost?
There is no charge for eligible clients provided adequate funding is available. However donations are gratefully accepted.
How do I refer myself (or someone else) to receive meals?
Doctors, community service agencies, relatives, friends or individuals can make a self-referral. Call us at (830) 741-6160; someone will get back to you shortly if you call outside of business hours.