What is Meals on Wheels?
The Meals on
Wheels Program provides nutritious, noontime meals to senior citizens,
age 60 and older, who have difficulty leaving their home unassisted
and who are unable to prepare their own meals.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible for a home-delivered meal, individuals must be 60 years of age or older, have difficulty leaving the home unassisted and be unable to prepare meals for themselves because of limited physical activity, physiological or mental impairment, or lack the knowledge or skills to select and prepare nourishing and well-balanced meals. There is no financial criteria in order to receive Meals on Wheels.
Meals are provided on a donation basis only and no one is denied a meal if unable to donate. Currently, our suggested donation is $3.50 per meal. All donations are confidential. Individuals who are 60 years of age or older that do not meet this criteria are welcome to enjoy the same meal at any local senior center or meal site.
Skagit County citizens:
We serve our home delivered meals to all of Skagit County. Hot meal delivery is available in many locations; however, frozen meals can be delivered on a weekly basis to outlying and more rural areas. Please contact us for more information on specific delivery areas.
Hot & Frozen Meals
We provide hot
and frozen home-delivered meals. Each meal includes an entree; rice,
potato or noodles; vegetable; bread and an 8 oz. serving of 1% milk.
The hot meals also include a dessert. Fruit is included in several
of the meals. Each meal meets one-third of the recommended daily
allowances for nutrients.
How do I sign up?
If you are looking
for meal delivery services for yourself or a loved one, please contact
the Meals on Wheels program directly at (360) 416-1500.
Meals are delivered by senior volunteers according to a regular schedule. Delivery days vary by town. If you live outside our delivery area, a friend or relative can pick up a week's worth of frozen meals at the nearest senior center.
The suggested donation is $3.50 per meal. Your contributions are very important to the program. Donations are confidential and no one will be denied meals due to the inability to donate. Donations may be made with cash, check or food stamps.
A Liquid Meal Replacement Program is available for seniors with special dietary needs. A liquid meal is a nutrient dense source of calories intended for seniors who are underweight or cannot eat properly due to illness or disability.Volunteer Opportunities
The Skagit Senior Nutrition Program relies heavily on volunteers to run daily operations. For more information on volunteering, please call (360) 416-1508.
Interested in donating to Meals on Wheels?
Meals on Wheels
is funded through various sources, including, client donations,
the Federal Older Americans Act, the US Department of Agriculture,
SCSA, Skagit County and Cities, United Way of Skagit County, fundraising
events and donations from various organizations. We provide services
and employment on a non-discriminatory basis and comply with the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973 and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.