Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels is more than just a meal. The Meals on Wheels program promotes the health, independence and social well-being of seniors and disabled adults in Salem and Keizer.
How do I receive a meal?
You can receive Meals on Wheels by calling 503-364-2856. We will sign you up over the phone and you can start receiving your meals within 1 – 2 days.
When are meals available?
Volunteers deliver a nutritious daily meal between 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with the option of having frozen meals delivered on Fridays for the weekend.
Lunch is usually served Monday through Friday, 11a.m. – 1p.m. at our dining room at Center 50+, located at 2615 Portland Rd. NE in Salem, but this is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Where are meals available?
Meals on Wheels delivers to anyone living in Salem and Keizer. If you live outside of Salem and Keizer, please contact Northwest Senior and Disability Services at 1-800-469-8772.
What is in a meal?
All of our meals include a hot main dish, vegetables, salad, a roll, and a dessert. Some favorite meals include lasagna florentine, turkey enchiladas, szechuan beef, and barbecue chicken. All meals are created by our very own team of chefs and culinary specialists.
Are the meals healthy?
Yes! Every meal is reviewed by a registered dietician and is in line with the American Diabetic & Heart Association’s moderate guidelines. Meals are low in fat, cholesterol, sodium and sugar and represent about 1/3 to 1/2 of the average older adult’s daily caloric intake and nutritional needs. We can provide some menu options to accommodate special diets and dietary preferences, such as low-sugar dessert options. Please inquire with the Meals on Wheels office regarding your particular dietary needs.
How much do meals cost?
We strive to make sure everyone gets the meals that they need, regardless of income. There are several ways to pay for a meal, including:
- Purchasing home delivered meals for $5.00 per meal. Payment options include debit and credit cards and personal checks.
- Meal programs that cover most or all of the meal cost. Call us at 503-364-2856 for more info. Qualification can be based on age, disability or income, depending on availability. If you currently have a caseworker with Northwest Senior and Disability Services, please inquire with them about home delivered meals at 1-800-469-8772 .
If you or someone you know would like home-delivered meals, please call 503-364-2856.
Can I volunteer to deliver meals?
Yes! Volunteers are the heart of Meals on Wheels. More than just delivering meals to homebound seniors, volunteers provide the seniors with companionship and a warm, friendly smile. Sign up today to deliver Meals on Wheels.
All volunteers are subject to a background check.
Senior Grocery Program
Seniors in our community may be eligible to receive a free monthly box of groceries.
To sign up to receive meals or to ask questions about billing, please contact the Meals on Wheels office at 503-364-2856 or email .
To volunteer to deliver Meals on Wheels, please contact the Volunteer Service Desk at 503-581-3855 or email .
To purchase lunch in the Center 50+ Dining Room, visit 2615 Portland Road NE, Salem, OR 97301 from Monday – Friday 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.