Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County provides nutritious meals delivered to elderly, disabled and homebound residents either on a short-term or a long-term basis. Clients may be recovering from a hospital stay, an injury or a disabling illness. Meals are provided five days a week as long as necessary, with a two week minimum requirement.
Meals are prepared in state-approved healthcare facilities under the direct supervision of registered dietitians. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated such as a diabetic, heart healthy, low-fat/low-cholesterol, or renal diets for dialysis patients.
From March 20-24, Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County will be enlisting community leaders of Hamilton County to deliver meals and raise awareness for the importance of Meals on Wheels during Community Champions Week. This weeklong event will build support that will enable Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County to deliver nutritious meals and friendly visits to residents all year long.
Friendly volunteers compassionately deliver more than 55,000 meals each year to clients in all eight communities of Hamilton County
The mission of Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County supports individuals who are elderly, disabled and homebound by delivering nutritious meals, reducing hunger, improving health and promoting independence. Meals are prepared in state-approved healthcare facilities and designed by a certified registered dietitian under a physician’s prescribed supervision according to the client’s specific dietary needs.
Pets provide therapy and companionship. Elderly clients receiving daily meals who need assistance with the cost of feeding their pets can contact Meals on Wheels to receive a bag of dry dog food or dry cat food for their beloved companions. The pet food is delivered at the same time as the client’s regular meal.