Meals on Wheels

Meals on WheelsMeals on Wheels helps many people remain in their own homes by providing a nutritional meal and a daily friendly contact. A daily check gives Seniors’ families and caregivers the reassurance that their loved one is ok.

It is not the purpose of this program to add to the isolation or inactivity of a person who is capable of preparing or obtaining their own meals, or attending a nearby GenAge Cafe. For more information, please call Diane McCleary at (563) 263-7292 or 888-667-2026. Email:  dianemccleary@sr-resources.org

Eligibility

Meals are delivered to the elderly and homebound in the City of Muscatine who are unable to prepare their own meals. Priority is given to persons age 60 or older. Meals are available on a short-term basis for persons recovering from a hospital stay. If a person is able to prepare their own meals or lives with someone who can prepare their meals, Meals On Wheels may be denied. Our Outreach Coordinator may come to your home to evaluate your need.

Providers, Cost, Funding

Meals are prepared by Trinity Hospital and Lutheran Homes and are delivered by volunteers. The cost of a meal is $3.65 and bills are sent out monthly. The Meals on Wheels program is funded by United Way, The City of Muscatine, grants from local businesses/organizations and client participation.

About the Meals

Each meal provides a third of the RDA. Regular, diabetic and other prescribed diets can be accommodated. Meals are delivered in disposable containers. The menu is printed in The Muscatine Journal every Friday.

A hot meal is delivered Monday-Friday between 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Weekend meals are available to be delivered on Saturday if needed.

For those in extra need a frozen meal for Sunday can be delivered on Saturday.

Volunteers

Their faces are familiar. They are our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. In their youth, they led full lives and provided for their own needs. Aging can create stumbling blocks and limit options. Many seniors in Muscatine benefit from Meals on Wheels.

Consider the difference you can make for someone who can no longer prepare their own meals. Even a small contribution of your time and/or money can make a difference in the life of a senior.

Ask your employer and colleagues about delivering meals as a team-building project. Please call Diane McCleary at (563) 263-7292 for more information.  Email:  dianemccleary@sr-resources.org

Volunteers donate their time and transportation cost.