Colesville Meals on Wheels accepts anyone who is unable to shop (is homebound) and/or cannot cook healthful meals for him or herself because of some disability (temporary or permanent) or the limitations of advancing age. Income level is not a factor. The overwhelming majority of our clients are the frail elderly, but we do have younger persons with chronic health problems as clients.
Service each day Mon. thru Fri. includes a hot meal and a cold meal. We offer one diet adapted by hospital dietitians according to the state office on aging guidelines for all needs. We do offer mechanical soft or puree preparation of the meal for those who need it. The meals are delivered between 11:45 am and 1:00 pm. The menu for any given day is determined by our supplier and cannot be modified.
Clients receive a cost statement on a monthly basis. The cost for clients is $6.50 a day.
We are funded by charitable gifts, which help with overhead costs and some unmet meal costs, and two government run subsidies, which pay for many of our clients who cannot afford to pay for their meals.