When you refer your clients to Meals on Wheels, you guarantee they’ll get healthy prepared meals delivered directly to their homes along with a wellness and safety check from a friendly volunteer. Enrolling your client for dietitian-reviewed home-delivered meals is easy and gets your clients the nutritious food they need for a healthy lifestyle at a great value. See a sample menu, menu en espanol..
FAQs For Professionals
How do I enroll my client?
Enrolling your client for home meal delivery is easy! Get started by completing our online form or by calling us at (612) 623-3363. Our friendly staff will be happy to help you if you have additional questions about meal delivery service, dietary requirements, delivery schedules and payment options.
How do I determine if my client is eligible receive Meals on Wheels?
Generally, if someone is unable to regularly prepare nutritious meals for themselves or cannot afford to purchase healthy food, they are eligible for home-delivered meals. Meals are available both on a long-term basis and temporarily for people who are recovering from surgery or an illness. If you have a question about whether your client is eligible, give us a call at (612) 623-3363 or email us.
What comes in a meal? Can I see a sample menu?
Each meal features healthy portions including an entrée, vegetable, bread or grain, fruit or dessert and a beverage. All meals are prepared fresh without preservatives and made in local kitchens. View a sample menu,menu en espanol. or request a tasting.
Are meals dietitian reviewed?
Yes! Menus are reviewed by a registered dietitian to ensure they meet recommended daily nutrition allowances.
How much do meals cost? Is financial assistance available for my client?
Meals on Wheels provides excellent value for what you receive – a freshly prepared, ready-to-eat meal delivered right to your door. While we ask for a modest contribution toward your meals, the price is based on need. Meals may be authorized as part of home- and community-based waivered services through Medicaid waivers, and other subsidy programs can also help cover the cost of meal delivery service. If you have questions about funding options for your clients, call us at (612) 623-3363.
Are diabetic and other diet-specific meal options available?
Meals on Wheels happily offers low-sugar, low-sodium meal options, as well as vegetarian options. Simply specify your client’s dietary needs when you enroll them for service.
Are culturally specific meals available?
Kosher, Somali/Halal meals and other culturally specific meal options are available in many areas. You can specify cultural meal preferences when you complete the online meal delivery form or when you call us at 612-623-3363.
What are the delivery options? Are frozen meals available?
In addition to regular hot meal delivery Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., we also offer weekly frozen meal delivery. Additional frozen meals can be delivered during the week for use during weekends or holidays. See a sample menu for weekly delivery.
Do you have any resources I can share with my clients?
Yes! You can request brochures to be sent to you. We also have a number of other resources for care professionals available.