How Do I Get Started?
For more information or to begin service, contact our Social Services department at 330-832-7220 or 800-466-8010, between 8 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Once we have a new client’s information, delivery can typically begin within two business days.
Who We Serve
Meals on Wheels of Stark & Wayne Counties provides home delivered meals to over 1,000 people who are homebound due to age, illness, or disability in the two-county area. Our clients are individuals of any age who are unable to make or access their own meals for any of the following reasons:
Persons with disabilities
Persons who are ill or convalescing
Persons who lack the resources to prepare adequate meals
Persons who are in frail health due to nutritional or health-related instability
Many people depend on the service long term, while others need the service temporarily as they recover from a hospital stay, injury, or illness. Doctors and other health-care professionals often refer patients to us for short-term meal delivery. Our social services team works with those patients to provide a personal assessment of their nutritional needs. Many people use our home delivered meal service as respite for a caregiver. Our clients have included elderly people who are no longer able to cook for themselves, to younger folks with long-term disabilities, to bedridden women undergoing high-risk pregnancies.
What We Serve
We don’t just deliver nutritious meals…. We deliver smiles and peace of mind!
Clients of Meals on Wheels of Stark & Wayne Counties have the choice to receive a hot lunch, a sack supper, breakfast, and frozen meals. All meals are low sodium and low fat. We accommodate diabetic diets and those with other special dietary needs. Pureed and chopped meals are available as well as liquid supplements (which require a physican’s referral)
The visits by friendly volunteers also provide a daily check on the client’s well-being. This can prove to be very helpful to caregivers and children of aging parents who need assistance in not only feeding their loved ones, but also ensuring they are healthy and mobile during the day.
Where And When We Serve
Meals on Wheels of Stark & Wayne Counties provides service to clients in the two-county area. Meals are served from our 17 nutrition sites located across Stark & Wayne Counties. Meals are delivered weekdays between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and clients are required to be home at the time of delivery.
What Is The Charge?
Most program participants are asked to make a contribution toward the cost of each meal. At the time service is arranged, a member of our Social Services department will explain how that contribution may be made. If the applicant is not able to afford the full, suggested amount, our staff member will explain available options.
Click here for a complete explanation of costs and possible funding options.
Our Congregate Dining program provides a hot, well-balanced meal, along with social interaction—an important factor in helping people enjoy life and maintain a positive mental outlook. Congregate Dining is available at 13 of our sites in the two-county area. It is funded in part through the Older Americans Act and provides individuals 60 and older the opportunity to enjoy a hot, nutritionally balanced meal for a suggested donation of $3.00. Guests under the age of 60 may dine for a fee of $6.00.
Meals are served Monday through Friday around Noon, and reservations are required.
Click here for a list of Congregate Dining locations. Guests are responsible for their own transportation.
All clients receive a blizzard box each fall. Blizzard boxes are packs filled with non-perishable foods. In the event of extreme weather conditions, clients will now have back-up meals already available. The blizzard box contains: beef stew, refried beans and rice, applesauce, raisins, juice, graham crackers, peanut butter, and other similar items. These packs are designed to provide a minimum of two meals.