Programs & PartnershipsMore Than a Meal™
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.
We Deliver Peace of MindBridging the GAP: Grocery Assistance Program
Grocery Assistance Program: GAP
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland offers volunteer-supported grocery shopping and delivery for clients who cannot shop for themselves. This service is available to clients who receive home-delivered meals, and to others who are aging in place and need grocery shopping assistance.
How the program works:
- There is no charge for the service for MOWCM home-delivered meal clients. Others pay a nominal service fee
- Clients pay only for groceries purchased by their assigned volunteer
- The volunteer does the shopping, delivers the groceries, and if needed, assists in putting them away
How to get started:
- Call Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland to enroll
- Once a volunteer and client are matched, they agree on a shopping schedule
- The client provides the grocery list in writing, by phone, or in person
Enroll in GAP
For information about enrolling in the Grocery Assistance Program, please contact Katia Jones at 443-573-0933
Housing Upgrades to Benefit Seniors (HUBS)home repair and modification program
According to the National Aging in Place Council, over 90% of seniors say they would prefer to age in place instead of moving into senior housing. But there can be a significant gap between that desire and their ability to modify and maintain their homes.
A Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland case manager will assist recipients in accessing the state, local and federal resources available to complete critical home repairs and modifications to ensure a safe and healthy home environment. Our case manager will work with each client from start to finish to guarantee that projects are completed in a timely fashion with quality and care.
Together in Care ℠
Together in Care is a no-cost nutrition and in-home support program, offered in partnership with Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and Meals on Wheels of America. It is designed to help seniors ease their return home after a hospital stay.
Program participants receive:
- Daily delivery of one hot and one cold meal
- In-home safety assessment and help with removing any hazards, or with completing minor repairs or modifications
- Monthly visit from a care manager and phone calls between visits
Services are provided by Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland staff and volunteers for three months, at no cost, however, participants in the program will be asked for feedback about their experience by a Meals on Wheels representative.
Care Coordination Program
This program is offered in partnership with MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital’s Center for Successful Aging (CSA).
Each week, our care manager meets with CSA’s clinical care team to review and coordinate follow-up care for recently discharged Baltimore City and Baltimore County seniors, and those at high risk of hospitalization, to help reduce incidents of admission, re-admission and emergency room visits. This collaboration, funded through a generous grant from the Leonard & Helen R. Stulman Charitable Fund, provides daily meals, care coordination and service linkages for participants referred by the center.
West Baltimore Senior Center Initiative
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland delivers frozen meals to the Sandtown-Winchester, Waxter and Zeta Senior Centers three times a week to help provide additional nourishment to seniors in greatest need. Case management services are also available one day at each center to assist participants in accessing vital community resources such as energy assistance and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) to help improve the stability of their finances and housing.