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Meals on Wheels

Prepared Meal Delivery

Our Meals on Wheels service provides home-delivered, prepared meals to homebound clients, enabling them to remain more healthy and inedpendent in their own homes, avoiding far more costly care-setting alternatives. 
Each recipient receives 5 home-delivered meals each week, 52 weeks a year.

Who is Eligible?

  • Adults age 60 and older who are primarily homebound, unable to easily cook for themselves, lack consistent daytime assistance from another person, are able to accept meals during the delivery time frame, and meet eligibility criteria established by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
  • Short term service is available for those recuperating from serious illness, surgery, or other situations. 
  • On a limited basis, disabled individuals under 60 and older adults not meeting HHSC guidelines, who meet income qualifying guidelines may be eligible for meals if funding is available.
  • Our service delivery area is Victoria County. On a case by case basis, depending on route proximity and funding availability, some limited exceptions may be possible.

Who Prepares the Meals?

Meals are prepared fresh each weekday by our dedicated kitchen staff in our commercial kitchen at 603 E Murray. Our menu is developed by a registered dietician and designed to meet at least 1/3 of the recommended daily nutrient allowance (RDA) for senior adults

Who Delivers the Meals, When?

Each meal is delivered in a microwave-safe container by a trained staff driver or volunteer between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm.

Currently meals are being delivered on a weekly basis, on Mondays for clients residing in the city limits of Victoria and on Tuesdays for clients residing out in the county.

How much does it cost to receive meals?

There is no charge for eligible clients provided adequate funding is available, but all clients are invited to make a voluntary contribution to share in the costs of providing meals. The suggested contibution is $3.00 per meal. If everyone gives, we can expand serives and continue to avoid a wait list.

For clients not meeting eligibility guidelines, private pay service is available, prepaid at $8.00 per meal.

Our goal is to make sure each client is getting the nourishment they need, and everyone who needs services, receives services.