What is “Meals on Wheels”?
Meals on Wheels is a program that serves a hot, nutritious midday meals Monday through Friday to qualifying clients. The meals are prepared daily at the Newark Senior Center and are delivered to homebound clients by volunteers.
Who qualifies for Meals on Wheels?
Those who qualify for the Program are: 60 years old or over and/or physically disabled; they may be homebound, unable to prepare an adequate meal, have a chronic disease or condition, be convalescing from an illness or injury or be very frail and lacking family support. Anyone who feels the need for this service is welcome to call and discuss their situation.
How do I arrange to receive meals?
Meal delivering in the City of Newark can be arranged by calling:
The Newark Senior Center
200 White Chapel Drive Newark, DE 19711
Meal delivery in the Greater Newark area outside the City of Newark can be arranged by calling:
City Fare Nutrition Program
St. Anthony’s Community Center
1703 West 10th Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
For those living in the Great Newark Area of New Castle County outside the City of Newark limits, general information about Meals on Wheels can be obtained by calling:
Meals on Wheels Delaware
100 West Tenth Street, Suite 106
Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 656-3257
How much does the service cost?
People are asked to make a donation toward the cost of the meal based on their financial situation. Some clients may make a fairly small donation while others are able to donate the full cost of the meal. Families of clients may also contribute to the cost of the meal.
How do I make payment for the meals?
The Meals on Wheels Provider will send a statement to the clients or designated family member at the beginning of each month showing how many meals the clients received during the preceding month and what the donation amount sound be for that month.
Who can refer a person for the Meals on Wheels?
- Family members
- Doctors and Nurses
- Care givers
- Social Workers
- Hospital personnel