How are the meals prepared?
The meals are prepared every day by a culinary team in a commercial kitchen at Center 50+ in Salem. The menu is reviewed by a registered dietician. The meals are in line with the American Diabetic & Heart Associations’ moderate guidelines, and represent about 1/3 to 1/2 of the average older adult’s daily caloric and nutritional needs.
Who is eligible for a meal?
Meals on Wheels is for anyone who is not able to shop for or prepare food themselves, specifically seniors over the age of 65 and adults with disabilities.
How do I pay for a meal?
You can pay for meals over the phone by calling the Meals on Wheels office, or by mailing a check to PO Box 8151 Salem, OR 97301. Financial assistance programs are available. Contact NorthWest Disability Services at 1-800-469-8772 to see if you are eligible for assistance like Oregon Project Independence (OPI) or Medicaid, which may cover the cost of home delivered meals. Some financial aid options are also available through Meals on Wheels. Please call 503-364-2856 for more information.