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Aging Services Division
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Meals on Wheels is now delivering meals on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays:

  • Monday, a chilled meal is sent for that day, and a frozen meal for Tuesday
  • Wednesday, a chilled meal is sent for that day, and a frozen meal for Thursday
  • Friday, a chilled meal is sent for that day, and two frozen meals for the weekend
We have implemented no-contact deliveries due to COVID-19 and are taking other precautions to protect community health. If you need assistance bringing meals into your home, we request that you wear a face covering during the delivery.

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Meals on Wheels
Frequently Asked Questions
 


Image: Meals on Wheels ProgramAm I eligible to receive Meals on Wheels? 

What does the meal contain?

When are meals delivered?

Who delivers the meals?

What about weekend meals?

How do I cancel a meal?

How long can I participate?

How much should I contribute?

How is Meals on Wheels funded?

How can I volunteer for Meals on Wheels?   

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Am I eligible to receive Meals on Wheels?   

To determine eligibility     

  • An initial assessment will be scheduled   
  • Senior service assistants at the Senior Centers, hospital social workers, case managers, and doctors also make referrals.   

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What does the meal contain? 

Meals on Wheels are tasty, hot meals that are well balanced, and low in fat and salt.  Each meal contains:     

  • one (1) two-ounce protein serving,    
  • two (2) four-ounce fruit/vegetable servings,    
  • one (1) four-ounce carbohydrate serving,    
  • one (1) eight-ounce 1% low fat milk serving,    
  • a vitamin C-rich food daily, and a vitamin A-rich food 3 times per week.   

See the Menu Page for the monthly menu selection.   

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When are meals delivered?  

Hot meals are delivered between 10:30 am – 1:00 pm on:   

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday     
  • A chilled meal for Wednesday is delivered on Tuesday.      
  • Chilled weekend meals are delivered on Friday.   

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Who delivers the meals?  
 

Meals are delivered right to your front door by friendly Meals on Wheels staff and volunteers. These dedicated drivers make many stops, so their visits must be quick in order for everyone to receive a hot meal.   

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Frozen or chilled meals are available for Saturday and Sunday. If you are interested in weekend meals, please contact the office and staff will determine your eligibility.    

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How do I cancel a meal?   

Before 9:30am on the day you need to cancel your meal, please contact:   

Meals on Wheels
(510) 981-5250  
  

Meals can also be canceled in advance if you know your schedule.  We cannot leave a meal if you are not home, and an absence without notice causes concern.   

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The Meals on Wheels program is intended to offer support if you are unable to provide good nutrition for yourself.  Meals are typically delivered for short periods of time during an illness or while recuperating after a hospital stay. Occasionally our services are used for longer periods.    

Periodic calls and home visits will be made to determine your continued eligibility or need.  Once you are able to get out of the house, we encourage you to participate in a meal program at one of our conveniently located senior centers.   

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How much should I contribute?

$4.00 per meal is the suggested contribution, based upon your monthly income, to help us cover the costs of the program.    

The Meals on Wheels program relies on client contributions for 30% of our operating expenses.  At the beginning of each month you will receive a statement for the previous month's meals.  We encourage you to donate by check in a sealed envelope.   

Although this program is heavily dependent on contributions, if you are unable to make a contribution, service will not be denied.    

Please mail contributions to:   

Berkeley Meals on Wheels
1900 6th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
  

Please make checks payable to: City of Berkeley   

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The Meals on Wheels Program is funded by the Alameda County Area Agency on Aging, the City of Berkeley, Alameda County Meals on Wheels, Project Open Hand and customer donations.    

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How can I volunteer for Meals on Wheels?   

Volunteers are needed to deliver meals and to help in the kitchen to pack meals.  Deliveries are made by car, walking and cycling.  For car deliveries, a volunteer must provide their own car and a copy of a driver’s license and current auto insurance.  Background checks are conducted and paid for by Meals on Wheels.     

For more information on volunteering, please contact:   

Meals on Wheels
1900 6th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone: (510) 981-5250 
  

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Additional Information  

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