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    FIND A MEALS ON WHEELS PROVIDER NEAR YOU

    Meals on Wheels operates in virtually every community in America through our network of more than 5,000 independently-run local programs. While the diversity of each program's services and operations may vary based on the needs and resources of their communities, they are all committed to supporting their senior neighbors to live healthier and more nourished lives in their own homes.

    Use the search below to find the program closest to you or a loved one and give them a call. They can help guide you and get you started.

    FIND YOUR LOCAL PROGRAM

    Collinsville Area Meals On Wheels
    804 Claremont Ct.
    Collinsville, IL 62234
    618-345-7779
    Website
    Volunteer Drive Opt-In Form Volunteer Pledge Form 804 Claremont Ct.;Collinsville;IL;62234;Collinsville Area Meals On Wheels;618-345-7779;http://collinsvilleareamealsonwheels.info
    Jarvis Township Senior Citizens Center
    410 Wickliffe St.
    Troy, IL 62294
    6.51 miles
    618-667-2022
    Website
    Home Delivered Meals
    Group Settings Meals
    Volunteer Drive Opt-In Form Volunteer Pledge Form 410 Wickliffe St.;Troy;IL;62294;Jarvis Township Senior Citizens Center;618-667-2022;http://www.troyseniorcenter.8m.com
    O'Fallon Community Food Pantry, Inc.
    801 E State Street
    O'Fallon, IL 62269
    7.61 miles
    618-624-7040
    Volunteer Drive Opt-In Form Volunteer Pledge Form 801 E State Street;O'Fallon;IL;62269;O'Fallon Community Food Pantry, Inc.;618-624-7040;
    Clyde C. Jordan Food Bank, Inc.
    6755 State Street
    East Saint Louis, IL 62205
    8.43 miles
    618-293-6700
    Home Delivered Meals
    Group Settings Meals
    Volunteer Drive Opt-In Form Volunteer Pledge Form 6755 State Street;East Saint Louis;IL;62205;Clyde C. Jordan Food Bank, Inc.;618-293-6700;
    Area Agency On Aging of Southwest Illinois
    2365 Country Rd.
    Belleville, IL 62221
    10.58 miles
    618-222-2561
    Website
    Home Delivered Meals
    Group Settings Meals
    Volunteer Drive Opt-In Form Volunteer Pledge Form 2365 Country Rd.;Belleville;IL;62221;Area Agency On Aging of Southwest Illinois;618-222-2561;http://www.answersonaging.com
    Village of Cahokia
    103 Main St.
    Cahokia, IL 62206
    12.09 miles
    618-337-9515
    Website
    Volunteer Drive Opt-In Form Volunteer Pledge Form 103 Main St.;Cahokia;IL;62206;Village of Cahokia;618-337-9515;http://www.cahokiaillinois.org
    Millstadt Township Senior Services
    102 South Jefferson St.
    Millstadt, IL 62260
    15.94 miles
    618-476-3731
    Website
    Home Delivered Meals
    Group Settings Meals
    Volunteer Drive Opt-In Form Volunteer Pledge Form 102 South Jefferson St.;Millstadt;IL;62260;Millstadt Township Senior Services;618-476-3731;http://www.villageofmillstadt.org
    Mascoutah Senior Services Program
    227 N. Market
    Mascoutah, IL 62258
    17.42 miles
    618-566-8758
    Website
    Home Delivered Meals
    Group Settings Meals
    Volunteer Drive Opt-In Form Volunteer Pledge Form 227 N. Market;Mascoutah;IL;62258;Mascoutah Senior Services Program;618-566-8758;https://www.facebook.com/AGEWITHATTITUDE
    Western Clinton County Senior Services
    520 N Main St
    Trenton, IL 62293
    17.75 miles
    618-224-9913
    Website
    Home Delivered Meals
    Group Settings Meals
    Volunteer Drive Opt-In Form Volunteer Pledge Form 520 N Main St;Trenton;IL;62293;Western Clinton County Senior Services;618-224-9913;http://wccss.org
    Senior Services Plus, Inc.
    2603 N. Rodgers Ave.
    Alton, IL 62002
    18.03 miles
    618-465-3298
    Website
    Home Delivered Meals
    Group Settings Meals
    Volunteer Drive Opt-In Form Volunteer Pledge Form 2603 N. Rodgers Ave.;Alton;IL;62002;Senior Services Plus, Inc.;618-465-3298;http://www.seniorservicesplus.org

    PROVIDING MUCH MORE THAN JUST A MEAL

    At the core of the Meals on Wheels service is a nutritious meal, companionship and a watchful eye on the health and safety of our seniors. For those who have trouble getting around, we bring the service to you. For those who can still venture out into their communities, we serve in gathering places, such as senior centers and community facilities.
     

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    NUTRITIOUS MEAL

    Adequate nutrition is necessary for health, functionality and the ability to remain independent. Healthy eating can increase mental acuity, resistance to illness and disease, energy levels, immune system strength, recuperation speed and the ability to manage chronic health problems. Meals on Wheels ensures that seniors have access to adequate nutrition even when family support, mobility and resources are lacking.

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    FRIENDLY VISIT

    For many, the trusted Meals on Wheels volunteer or staff member who shows up every day with a  meal and a smile is the only person they see or speak with all day. This special delivery is the reason to get up in the morning, something to look forward to, and a reminder to take good care of themselves. Seniors able to travel to congregate meal sites also receive valuable social interaction and companionship. We can all attest that a meal can be more than the food on the plate, but also the company across the table.

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    SAFETY CHECK

    Along with the inevitable impacts of aging come the increased risks of medical emergencies, falls and other accidents. The safety check that accompanies each meal delivery ensures that, in the case of an emergency or problem, medics will be called, families will be notified and our seniors will not be forgotten.

    WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

    ELIGIBILITY

    Meals on Wheels focuses on caring for individuals whose diminished mobility makes it hard to shop for food, prepare meals or socialize with others. Generally programs serve adults 60 and over, although age requirements can vary by program and areas served. People who are mobile enough to join others for meals in a group setting where seniors congregate, like senior centers and cafes, are encouraged to do so; while others less mobile may qualify for home delivery. 

    PAYMENT

    Depending on individual circumstances, meals may be provided along a sliding fee scale, from no cost to full price. While no senior will be denied a meal because of an inability to pay, he/she may be asked to contribute voluntarily toward the cost of a meal. However, it is important to note that in many areas of the country, the need for meals far exceeds the resources available to provide them, leading to wait lists and/or being turned away.

    ADDITIONAL SERVICES

    Some community programs are able to offer additional services that further support the quality of life and independence of their clients. These can include pet food delivery for clients' pets, home repair services, telephone reassurance and transportation services for doctor appointments and other needs. Some programs offer meals to meet special dietary needs, cultural or ethnic preferences, and other programs serve fruits and vegetables right out of their own gardens! 

    Additional services may also include emergency meals for bad weather days and hospital discharge programs that are proven to reduce readmissions. Contact your local program to see what's available in your area.

    WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED

    Most Meals on Wheels programs begin the process through an application, which may then lead to an assessment of the need for meals and other supportive services. Some programs may additionally require a referral letter from a doctor or social worker. Contact your local program to find out how to get the ball rolling in your community.