Home Delivered Meals
How it works
Our Home Delivered Meals Program is designed to be a convenient way for seniors in need to get nutritious, delicious meals. Check out the steps to see how it works!
Types of Home Delivered Meals
Most people enjoy choosing their meals. With our Choice Meals, clients can pick the frozen meals they’d like from a menu. It’s a great solution for those who have limitations due to personal, cultural, religious, or medical reasons. It’s also a great plan for anyone who simply wants a little bit more control over their meals. Each meal is available in multiple quantities and is listed in our menu alongside its nutritional information.
Minced & Moist or Pureed Meals are designed to be convenient meals for those who may have difficulty chewing or swallowing.
Frequently Asked Questions
About the Program
You can get started by filling out our online application, which you can find here. Once you apply, a Client Support Specialist will be in touch, typically within one business day.
You may also call our office at (616) 459-3111 and press 1. Please leave a message requesting a call back. We’ll return calls in the order they’re received.
To qualify for Home Delivered Meals and other MOWWM services, seniors must meet the following requirements:
- They must be 60 or older.
- They must live in Kent or Allegan County.
- They must be considered “homebound.” Homebound means that seniors must have difficulty leaving their home unassisted on a regular basis.
- They must also have difficulty preparing meals and/or grocery shopping independently.
- They must be home for meal delivery or make arrangements ahead of time.
Seniors must also:
- Be home or ensure someone else is home to accept their meals on a regular basis. If there is a reason why someone will not be able to accept the meal when it’s delivered, let us know ahead of time. You can call us at (616) 459-3111.
- Meet with a Care Coordinator inside the senior’s home within two weeks of starting services and then every six months after that.
- Sign our consent form and food allergy waiver once a year.
If a senior meets the eligibility requirements, their Home Delivered Meals are provided on a donation basis. We send a monthly donation statement with a suggested amount of $3.75 per meal. MOWWM asks all participants to simply give what they can, when they can, and if they can. All donations are used to provide additional meals and help us serve those who need us. No eligible senior is denied meals if they are unable to contribute financially.
We accept donations via check, credit card, and Bridge card (a.k.a. food stamps). You can click here to visit our client donation portal.
You’re also welcome to mail a check to our office at:
Meals on Wheels Western Michigan
2900 Wilson Ave. SW
Grandville, MI 49418
Donations can also be made over the phone by calling us at (616) 459-3111.
If you’re already a client and you’d like to stop or change your service, you can give our team a call at (616) 459-3111. We respond to calls in the order they’re received.
If you have a concern or question about your Home Delivered Meals, please call us at (616) 459-3111. We respond to calls in the order they’re received.
We understand that life changes quickly! We just ask you to call us at (616) 459-3111 and let us know with as much advance notice as possible. Our team can be pretty flexible if given at least two business days’ notice. While we cannot leave meals outside of your home in a cooler, we may be able to deliver them to a neighbor’s home or put the meals away for you.
Please direct all requests to our team by calling (616) 459-3111 instead of asking your driver.
If no one answers unexpectedly when we come to deliver, we’ll try to reach you or your emergency contacts to make sure you’re safe. We also won’t leave any meals behind. Those meals can’t be replaced, so please make arrangements ahead of time if you’re not going to be home. You can let our team know if you’ll be unable to accept your delivery by calling us at (616) 459-3111.
About the Meals
We offer Frozen Meals and Cold Meals. You can learn more about each of these options by clicking here.
While we don’t offer specific plans for medical conditions, our Choice Meals include nutritional information next to each menu option. This includes information about calories, protein, carbohydrates, sodium, and other nutrients so clients can choose meals that are best suited for their individual dietary needs. Our Registered Dietitian is also available to provide counseling on what meals best suit your needs and preferences. You can see our current Choice Meal Program menu by visiting this page.
We do! MOWWM offers three types of meals to address these challenges. They include:
- Cut Meals – These come precut for those who may have difficulty using a fork and knife to slice their food.
- Minced & Moist Meals – These meals come ground for those who may have difficulty chewing their food.
- Pureed Meals – These meals come pureed for those who may have difficulty swallowing their food.
Yes! We offer liquid nutritional supplements at discounted rates for seniors who are low income, live in Kent or Allegan county, and have a physician’s order. Click here to learn more about our liquid nutritional supplements.
No! Each frozen meal comes with heating instructions for both microwaves and conventional ovens. We don’t recommend using a toaster oven to reheat your food. However, if you do not have a microwave, let us know when you call! We may be able to supply you with one through our microwave donation program.