The HomeBOUND Meal Program

By providing nutritious meals to people who are homebound due to age or disability,
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland supports independent living and quality of life
for individuals who wish to remain in their own homes.

Meals on Wheels is more than a meal.
We offer other programs and services to help our clients maintain independence and
peace of mind.

People who are homebound and unable to shop for their food or prepare their own meals,
on a permanent or temporary basis, are eligible to receive our home-delivered meal service
regardless of age or economic status. 

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Hear Mrs. Brown tell, in her own
words, of her experience as a 
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland client.

Meals on Wheels is available in regions of Baltimore City as well as Anne Arundel, Baltimore, CarrollHarford, Howard, Montgomery & specific areas of Prince George's counties. 

Two meals, a hot lunch and a cold supper, are delivered by a caring volunteer between the hours of 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM.

Meals are delivered Monday through Friday, and frozen meals are provided in advance for Holidays that fall during the week. APPLY TODAY!

SERVICE CRITERIA

Any Maryland resident living in our service area, of any age or economic status who is homebound and unable to shop or prepare their own meals -- on a permanent or temporary basis -- is eligible to receive Meals on Wheels' home-delivered meal service and other support services.

Cost for Service

Meals on Wheels charges a fee based on a sliding scale that takes into account the client's income and acceptable expenses. Our staff works with each client to determine their specific fee. Food assistance benefits available through the Independence Card are accepted for payment, as well as Master Card and Visa.

For the application process you will need the following information prior to calling Meals on Wheels:

  • The full name, address and phone number of the applicant
  • The applicant's Social Security Number & date of birth
  • A list of any major health problems the applicant may have
  • The name, address and phone number of two emergency contacts
  • Information regarding income and expenses for the applicant (and spouse, if applicable)


If you would like additional information about our services, please fill out our Information Request Form.

If you would like to request Meals on Wheels service, please fill out our online Client Application Form or call 1.866.558.0827 toll free.

MENUS AND SPECIAL DIETS

Nutritional Information:

  • Each hot lunch served is a well-rounded meal containing a protein, vegetable and starch.
  • On average, the two meals served each day contain less than 2000mg of Sodium.
  • These two meals also provide approximately 1300-1500 calories.
  • All fruits served are appropriate for a diabetic diet as long as it contains no sugar added.
  • 1% milk is provided with meals to deliver B12 & Calcium - both of which are important for older adults.
  • Whole wheat bread is supplied with most meals as a great source of whole grain. 
  • A special Holiday Meal is prepared and sent each month as a treat for our clients!

 

Meals on Wheels offers a variety of diets:

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A texture-modified diet is available for clients who have
trouble chewing or swallowing.

  • Other diet choices include "no fish" and "no  pork" options.
    Kosher meals are available to our friends in the Jewish community
    that live in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

  • Emergency meal kits (EMKs) are provided for clients at
    the beginning of winter in case of snow emergencies
    where meals cannot be delivered.