Meals on Wheels
Community and faith-based organizations operate The Meals on Wheels program in various parts of the state. Volunteers deliver at least five meals to homes each week.
You must have a physical problem that prevents you from preparing your own meals. Some Meals on Wheels programs require you to show proof that you are unable to cook your own food.
The cost of the program depends on your income. Many programs supply meals on a sliding scale. Those with higher incomes pay more, and those with lower incomes pay less. The price usually does not exceed $5 per meal.
Find a Program
To find a Meals on Wheels program in your community, click here
and enter your ZIP Code.
Many of the Meals on Wheels programs in West Virginia are at or near capacity and may not be able to serve you immediately. It is important that you place your name on the waiting list quickly.
Your local senior center administers the Home-Delivered Meals program. The program delivers at least five meals per week to seniors who are homebound and unable to cook.
A person must be 60 years old or older and:
• be homebound, i.e., unable to leave his or her house under normal circumstances (and
therefore unable to eat meals at a senior center) because of illness, including a terminal
illness, incapacitating disability, isolation, and/or lack of transportation; or
• live alone and be physically or mentally unable to obtain food and prepare meals and have
no one else available to obtain food and prepare meals.
The spouse of an eligible participant or a disabled person living with an eligible participant, regardless of age, also is eligible to participate in the program if receiving the meal is determined to be in the best interest of the participant.
Government funds the Home-Delivered Meals program, but government does not cover the entire cost of meals. Donations are very important. When you enroll, the Home-Delivered Meals program suggests a contribution per meal based on your monthly income. Although contributions are greatly appreciated, eligible persons will not be denied a meal because they are unable or unwilling to contribute.
Find the Program
To find the program in your community, click here, call 1-866-987-2372 or 1-877-987-3646.
Many Home-Delivered Meals programs in West Virginia are at or near capacity and may not be able to serve you immediately. It is important that you place your name on the waiting list as soon as you qualify for the service.
Meals Brought to Your Home Related Links
West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services - Nutritional Agreement