Couldn't let the holiday season pass without complimenting the Home Delivered Meals program for the excellent, very important part you play in the lives of others. Also for the wonderful crew of volunteers who deliver the meals — they deserve a special salute for their kindness in donating their time to the program to help others. Bless you all in the year to come.
Meals on Wheels provides hot, nutritious noon meals to home-bound people unable to prepare their own meals. The meals are provided by local caterers and delivered by volunteers. In addition, program coordinators meet with each individual to discuss nutrition and other services available to aid them in remaining independent.
- Persons 60 years of age or older who are unable to prepare hot, nutritious meals on a regular basis and are unable to drive to a meal site, restaurant or grocery store.
- Persons under 60 years of age who are disabled or terminally ill and unable to prepare hot, nutritious meals on a regular basis and are unable to drive to a meal site, restaurant or grocery store.
- Participants must be able to feed themselves or have someone available who can feed them.
- Participants must reside in one of the communities served. If a person lives outside of the city limits delivery may not be available. Call for details. Family members are encourages to help deliver meals in rural areas. Participant's nurse, aide, or homemaker may also pick up the meal on the way to the participant's home.
- A caregiver or spouse may receive a meal if their caregiving prevents them from being available to make hot nutritious meals.
- Persons needing meals on a temporary basis while recuperating from an illness or operation and fitting the above criteria are aslo eligible.
Meals are delivered five days a week. Suggested donations for meal recipients over 60 are $4.03/meal. Under 60 are $8.50/meal. Low income individuals and families should check with their insurance agency paying the full cost of the meal. In the case of severe weather, meals will not be delivered. Most caterers can provide low-sodium or diabetic diets, but can not provide a menu or accomodate preferences (i.e. peas vs. carrots). Special needs discussed during the Program Coordinator home visit.
Community Service Area:
- Cannon Falls
- Pine Island
Gift Certificates Available!
Print out this Meals-On-Wheels gift certificate application (PDF).
Three Rivers Community Action, Inc.
Funding for this program provided by:
- Southeastern MN Area Agency on Aging
- United Way of Faribault
- United Way of Goodhue, Rice and Pierce Counties
- Older Americans Act (Title III)
- Community funds of Pine Island, Wabasha, Greenfield and Cannon Falls
- Area civic organizations, such as American Legions, Lion Clubs, VFW's, etc.
- Donations from area businesses and individuals