How well do you know Meals on Wheels? Take the quiz and find out

Almost everyone is familiar with Meals on Wheels. Chances are you know someone who has either delivered or received a meal. While most people know that Meals on Wheels exists, we hear a few common misperceptions about what Meals on Wheels does and how the program works.

That’s why we’re excited that viewers will get an inside look at the meal delivery process on Twin Cities Live (KSTP/Channel 5) 3-4 p.m. Thursday, March 27. While we’re on the topic, take the following quiz to test your knowledge about Meals on Wheels. You’ll find the answers below the pictures of real Meals on Wheels food.

1. Meals on Wheels are prepared fresh in local kitchens by professional, licensed caterers.

A. True
B. False

2. You have to be elderly to receive Meals on Wheels.

A. True
B. False

3. If you sign up for Meals on Wheels, you can only receive them daily, Monday through Friday.

A. True
B. False

4. You can receive meals on a temporary basis, even for just a week.

A. True
B. False

5. Meals on Wheels is only available to those who can’t afford to cook for themselves.

A. True
B. False

6. Meals on Wheels is a religious organization.

A. True
B. False

Answers:

1. True.
2. False. Meals are available to anyone who faces challenges with preparing healthy, nutritious food on a regular basis. This includes adults with temporary or permanent disabilities.
3. False. Recipients can elect to receive meals on certain days of the week, or receive frozen meals delivered once a week.
4. True.
5. False. There is no income requirement for receiving meals. Programs are available to help those who face challenges in affording the cost of meals.
6. False, though many religious organizations support the work of Meals on Wheels programs in a variety of ways. Your own religious affiliation has no bearing on your ability to receive Meals on Wheels.