Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County – INDIANA
The service is available to anyone who is physically or mentally unable to prepare a meal for themselves regardless of age or income. Recipients may request assistance themselves or be referred by their physician, a family member, church pastor, or hospital discharge personnel. Applications for home-delivered meals can be completed by calling our office or by completing the form here.
We will contact a recipient’s primary physician to obtain a dietary prescription. A dietary prescription is required for each recipient receiving meals to insure that dietary restrictions are honored, and dietary requirements are met.
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.
Meal Options Available
Menus are designed by the nutrition services staff at each of the meal preparation facilities and may rotate on a weekly or monthly basis. Accommodations for dietary restrictions will be made during meal preparation. Due to the volume of meals prepared at the facilities we are not able to personalize a recipients meals based on likes and dislikes.
Recipients meal delivery schedule can be customized to meet needs with a maximum of 5 days and a minimum of 2 days per week. Recipient may selected days.
Minimum Of 2 Weeks
When starting meal service, we require a 2-week minimum and a 2-week advance payment (non-refundable). We don’t feel anyone can make an informed judgment about the program after only only receiving a couple of meals. A recipient may receive meals based on their need, whether that be everyday or a couple days a week.
Meal Option #1
A one-meal plan consists of a hot lunch in a three-compartment tray and includes a protein portion, a carbohydrate, and a vegetable. A separate cold sack accompanies the hot meal and provides bread and butter, dessert and a choice of milk or juice as a beverage.
$4.95 per meal. Delivered Monday through Friday.
Meal Option #2
The two-meal plan consists of the same hot lunch, plus an additional deli-style sack supper that includes a protein sandwich, a fruit or dessert, and a second choice of milk or juice as a beverage.
$7.70 per day Delivered Monday through Friday
Meal Option #3
Frozen meals are available to assist those who need some extra help on the weekend. These meals consist of a three-compartment tray: a protein, a carbohydrate and a vegetable. Accompaniments to the tray will be bread, butter, fruit and dessert.
$6.00 per meal. Minimum box of 2 meals; Available in boxes of up to 7 meals weekly. Delivered Friday morning.
Recipients Enrollment And Meal Payment
Recipients are asked to pay for the cost of their meals and are invoiced at the beginning of each month for all the meals consumed in the previous month.
Third-party payers on behalf of a recipient may include a relative, adult child, a friend/church member, or a private sponsor. Every effort is made to provide meals to recipients regardless of their ability to pay.
With the financial support of CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions, Medicaid Waiver, or Meals on Wheels Sponsor A Meal program, we are able to subsidize a portion or all of the meal cost for those who need assistance.
If you have additional questions regarding services or completing the meal application form please call the Meals on Wheels office at 317-776-7159. (Indiana). It is our goal to provide meals for anyone who needs assistance. If you or your loved one is unable to afford the cost of the meals please complete the Financial Assistance Request form.
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The mission of Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County, Indiana supports individuals who are elderly, disabled, chronically ill and home-bound by delivering nutritious meals, reducing hunger, improving health and promoting independence.