Meals on Wheels & Home Delivered Meals

  1. Program Overview
  2. Application Process
  3. Information for Clients & Families
  4. Donate 
  5. Contact Us
  6. Client Survey

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels provides 2 meals a day to homebound adults age 60 or older, or adults of any age with a chronic health condition or disability who meet program eligibility guidelines, and live in Frederick County. A hot meal is delivered midday, accompanied by a cold meal that can be refrigerated and eaten later. Participants must be homebound due to illness or physical limitations, not able to prepare meals, and have no caregiver to assist with food shopping and preparation, or cannot safely prepare food due to physical, mental, or emotional impairment.

Meals are planned and prepared to meet the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for older adults. Special diets currently offered include regular, diabetic/low carbohydrate, low sodium, and mechanical soft menus. Additional special diets may be available from some vendors.

Home Delivered Meals

Home delivered meals are available for homebound older adults, 60 years or older who meet the program eligibility requirements and live within the service areas of senior centers in Brunswick, Emmitsburg, Frederick and Urbana. Homebound older adults who are unable to participate in a congregate dining program due to health problems can benefit from home delivered meals as a way to remain in their homes and communities while maintaining nutritional health.

Home delivered meals also present an opportunity for regular wellness checks, as well as coordination of referrals for other services.

Geographic Impact of MOW and HDM

There were over 200 clients served by both Meals on Wheels and Home Delivered Meals programs when this map was prepared in January 2018. Meals on Wheels clients are clustered in the more highly-populated, urban areas of the County and near the four senior centers in Brunswick, Emmitsburg, Frederick City, and Urbana. With the recent addition of a driver for our temperature control vehicle, we will increase the availability of meals to the underserved areas of the community within the next six months.

Presentation to the Commission on Aging

For more information about the Frederick County Meals on Wheels & Home Delivered Meals Program please review this presentation given to the Frederick County Commission on Aging, April 2017.