Meals on Wheels helps older adults and persons with disabilities in Eastern Iowa meet their daily nutritional needs by delivering hot, fresh, ready-to-eat meals in addition to frozen meals and breakfast bags.
Our clients can receive meals for a short duration while they’re recovering from a hospital stay, as respite care for their family who usually provides meals for them, or on an ongoing basis each weekday.
For home-bound seniors and their family members, the daily meal provides a sense of security knowing someone will be stopping in to check on them Monday through Friday.
Click here to sign up to volunteer with Meals on Wheels during this time of crisis! We have an urgent need for volunteers who are healthy and able to work in our kitchen portioning food on the line, labeling our meals after packaging, and packing meals from 11-1 and 1-4 each weekday!
All Meals on Wheels recipients in Linn and Johnson counties will have seven days' worth of frozen meals delivered to their home each Tuesday or Wednesday depending on where they live. They will also receive shelf live stable foods each Friday upon request.
Help us in collecting personal care items and shelf stable goods to help our most at-risk population stay at home safe and healthy. Please bring the donations Monday through Friday 11 am - 3 pm into the main entrance and leave on the sharing table to the right of the door.
A complete list of items being collected for our food drive:
Shelf-Stable Food Items:
Canned fruit or fruit cups
Breakfast bars or granola bars
Canned meats or soups
Microwavable entrees (example: macaroni and cheese)
Small tubes of toothpaste
Small bottles of lotion or shampoo
Congregate meals are available to any adult 60 or older, their spouse regardless of age and their child with disabilities (who lives with and attends with an eligible parent). In addition to meals, the congregate sites provide the opportunity to socialize with others, participate in activities such as BINGO, card games, or knitting, and hear presentations on topics such as heart disease, strokes and more.
The following congregate dining sites serve lunch Monday through Friday:
Horizons Brownstone Lunch Club
Iowa City Senior Center
Meals on Wheels delivers hot meals five days a week to individuals age 60 or older and who are unable to leave their home without assistance. The program includes optional frozen and breakfast meals that help to round out the daily nutritional requirements for those needing additional support. Clients can choose between 2 entrée options for their hot lunch. Click below for the monthly menu.
During the month of April our clients will be receiving 7 assorted flavors of frozen meals once a week.