How do you qualify for Meals on Wheels?
Eligibility is determined through a phone interview followed by an in-home assessment. People age 60 and older who are homebound and need help with meal preparation are eligible for the program. Meals are available as funding and our capacity to deliver meals allows. Some routes may have wait lists.
The people performing the assessment may offer referrals to other services the client might find helpful. View additional resources for homebound seniors.
How does Meals on Wheels work?
Volunteers deliver hot or frozen meals around lunchtime two to five days a week, depending upon where you live. The hot meal menu offers two nutritionally balanced entrees each day. Frozen meals may be available for individuals who need help on days hot meals are not delivered.
Our friendly volunteers will check on participant safety and are in regular communication with staff who follow up if more help is needed.
Who pays for Meals on Wheels?
Meals on Wheels participants may choose to contribute for their meals on a voluntary donation basis.
If you are not eligible for our services based on Meals on Wheels funding requirements, but would still like to request meal delivery, call us for more information about our private-pay program.
How do I request Meals on Wheels services?
If you are an older, homebound individual who would like to request Meals on Wheels services, give us a call to start the interview and assessment process:
Eugene client line: (541) 607-5065
Springfield and rural Lane County client line: (541) 682-3353*
*The call line serving our prospective program participants for Springfield and rural Lane County may be busy, but leave us a message and someone from the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) will return your call within two business days.