We Deliver Peace of Mind
By providing nutritious meals to people who are homebound and unable to shop or cook for themselves—because of age, disability, or illness—Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland enhances health and safety, promotes independent living and protects quality of life for people who choose to age in place in their home and community.
Meals on Wheels is available throughout Baltimore City as well as Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, and select areas of Prince George’s counties.
While COVID-19 has changed our meal delivery model, we continue to safely serve Maryland seniors. Each week, 7 or 14 frozen meal packs complete with milk, bread, juice, and fruit are being delivered. Please click here to read more.
Up to two meals per day, a hot lunch and a cold supper, are delivered by a caring volunteer between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our balanced, nutritious meals provide two-thirds of the required daily allowance (RDA) of nutrients each day. All meals are low in sodium, fat, and concentrated sugar, and are calorie-controlled.
Our services are available on an ongoing or temporary basis, regardless of age or economic status. Special diets, including no pork, no fish and texture-modified options, are also available.
Frozen meal options are available for weekends, holidays, and during inclement weather. Frozen meals are also offered as a Monday through Friday option in select areas where daily delivery is not available.
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland is proud of our longstanding relationship with the Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, where meals are prepared for our Kosher Meal program.
Under OU Kosher supervision, and with a mashgiach (a rabbi who ensures that we meet the strictest requirements of Jewish dietary law) on site, the program meets the needs of even those who are most observant. Dairy dishes are kept completely separate from meat-based meals. Dairy meals often center around fish (considered “pareve” or “neutral” under Kosher law) or cheese; while meat meals feature beef, lamb, turkey, or chicken.
Prior to Passover, the kitchen is thoroughly cleansed of any leaven, and “Pesidicha” (Kosher for Passover) meals are served throughout the holiday.
Soup is served daily, and meatless meals are available for those who request them during the 9 days of Av.
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland is honored to partner with the Bethany United Methodist Church in Ellicott City to bring culturally appropriate, home-delivered meals to Korean-Americans aging in place in Howard County. We have taken care to prioritize practices that are essential to the Korean community:
- Meals are authentically prepared and offer traditional Korean foods
- Promotional materials and applications are written in Korean and are reflective of the community
- Community leaders are engaged and support the project
- Meals are delivered by native Korean-speaking volunteers
- The program operates out of a focal point in the Korean community
Korean Meals Program recipients enjoy traditional Korean foods and nutritious soup is served with each delivery. Generous funding from BGE makes this unique program possible.
Group Meals and Catered Events
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland delivers meals to senior and adult day care centers, providing good nutrition and an opportunity for socialization—two critical elements for successful aging.
There are a variety of offerings, including cafeteria-style hot meals, cold menus, and no pork and no fish menu options. Box lunches for events, premium menus, and chef-catered specials are also available.
For more information about these options or to get a quote, please contact Kathy Tinker by phone: 443-573-0942 email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefits to Your Organization
- Well-balanced, nutritious meals
- Competitive pricing
- Highest food safety standards
- Prompt deliveries available Monday – Sunday
- Friendly, professional, and courteous service
- Drivers are dedicated Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland employees
- Food Safety Managers are certified with the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals
- Meals are nutritious, well-rounded are low in sodium, fat and concentrated sugars, and offer the right balance of protein, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
- On average, the two meals served daily contain less than 2000mg of sodium and provide 1300-1500 calories
- All fruit served is appropriate for a diabetic diet
- 1% milk is provided with meals to deliver B12 and calcium, important for older adults
- Whole wheat bread is supplied with most meals
- Specials and holiday meals are offered each month
- A no-concentrated-sugar diet is available for those wishing to limit their sugar intake
- A texture-modified, chopped or pureed, diet is available for clients who have trouble chewing or swallowing
- Other dietary choices include no fish and no pork options
- Kosher meals are available to our friends in the Jewish community who live in the Baltimore metropolitan area, and select areas of Howard County
- Traditional Korean meals are available to our Korean neighbors in Howard County
More than a meal™ Support Services
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland provides a comprehensive assessment of needs and offers support services to enhance health and safety, support independent living, and promote quality of life, so that our clients can continue to live happy, independent lives in their own homes. These services include:
When a volunteer or staff member encounters a dangerous or emergency situation, they are equipped to get immediate help and dedicated to remaining with the client until assistance arrives. Emergency contacts are notified, and a follow-up plan is implemented to prevent future crises. This service has saved lives!
Wellness & Safety Checks
When a client unexpectedly doesn’t answer the door, reports a concern, or just doesn’t seem like themselves, Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland acts swiftly to alert family members, assess the immediate needs, and develop a plan of action.
Phone Pal Program
This volunteer-supported service is available to our homebound clients to reduce isolation, improve mood, and promote social engagement. Clients are assigned a friendly “phone pal” who calls during the day or in the evening, depending on a mutually agreed upon schedule.
The minimum time commitment for this program is six months.
Related Services and Referrals
Meals on Wheels offers nutrition education and provides links to other services and programs in the community to support independent living so that our clients can remain healthy and safe in their homes and communities.
Friendly Volunteer Companions
Volunteer companions are matched with homebound clients to reduce isolation, improve mood, maintain safety, and promote social engagement through weekly social visits and phone calls. The visiting schedule is arranged between the volunteer and the client and lasts 1-2 hours. The minimum time commitment for this program is one year.
Kibble Connection Pet Food Delivery
In partnership with the SPCA, we offer our clients with pets the option of having pet food delivered to help make it possible for them to keep their beloved animal companions by their side. This service is available throughout Central Maryland, delivery is made quarterly. The food is delivered by volunteers and is free to the recipient.
Emergency Meal Kits
Shelf-stable nutritious food is delivered in late fall and early winter to protect clients against missed deliveries during weather emergencies.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for meal service?
To apply, clients should go to the Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland website at www.mealsonwheelsmd.org and click on the Apply for Meals link to fill out an application.
How much will I pay for meal service?
If I don’t want to disclose my financial information how much will I be charged for meal service?
How often are meals delivered?
Can I increase the frequency of meal delivery?
the number of days they receive meal delivery.