The following are some frequently asked questions about the Meals on Wheels home delivery meal service. Additional information about our services, volunteering and how to make a donation, can be accessed from the main menu. If you don’t see what you’re looking for on our website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
- What is in a Meals on Wheels meal?
- When are the meals delivered?
- Who delivers the meals?
- How are the meals prepared?
- How much does the service cost?
- Who is eligible to receive a Meals on Wheels meal?
- How can I receive Meals on Wheels meals?
- How many meals does Terre Haute Area Meals on Wheels deliver each day?
Q. What is in a Meals on Wheels meal?
Sample Hot Meals
Spaghetti and meat sauce with green beans & spiced peaches
Ham & Beans with Cornbread & spiced apples
Roasted chicken with cream gravy on mashed potatoes with cheddar biscuit & beets
Cauliflower rice & beef stuffed peppers with Mixed vegetable blend & Garlic bread
Ground turkey stuffed Zucchini boats with broccoli with cheese sauce & Steamed rice
Beef tips over Rice with Roasted Brussel sprouts & spiced pears
Chicken stir fry over fried rice with Asian blend vegetables & Spring Roll
BBQ Pulled Pork on bun with Scalloped potatoes & Peas
Sliced turkey with gravy with Potatoes O’Brien & Roasted Butternut squash
Cold Meals are like a sack lunch:
Cold entree like a sandwich (lunch meat, tuna salad, chicken salad, egg salad, wraps, etc)
One side (pasta salad, potato salad, yogurt, cottage cheese, etc)
1 drink (juice or choice of milk)
Q. When are the meals delivered?
Meals are delivered Monday - Friday between 11am and 12:45 pm. If you will not be home, let us know. We can leave you meal for you. We prefer to use coolers when recipients are not home, so please let us know if you need one.
Q. Who delivers the meals?
The meals are delivered by volunteers who are the heart and soul of the program. Their warm, human touch means so much to our clients. Without their selfless dedication, we could not serve the meals we provide each weekday in Vigo County. We are constantly looking for additional volunteers to deliver meals. If you think you’d like to volunteer, even for just one day per month, please call (812) 232-3878, or follow this link to view more information about volunteering.
Q. How are the meals prepared?
We prepare our meal daily, in a commercial kitchen. Our Kitchen Manager plans and prepares meals with assistance from volunteers. Drivers pick up the packaged meals and deliver them to clients’ homes. Note: Each day’s meal are prepared, packaged, and delivered under strict food safety guidelines to minimize the risk of contamination. The meals are cooked fresh daily then delivered to our recipients.
Q. How much does the service cost?
Meals cost $5.50 for one hot and one cold on the same day.
If you only want a hot meal it is $4.00 per day.
If you only want a cold meal it is $2.50 per day.
Q. Who is eligible to receive a Meals on Wheels meal?
The services of Terre Haute Area Meals on Wheels may be available to any resident of Vigo County who is homebound as the result of age, disability, or illness. Most recipients live alone and are handicapped, malnourished, elderly, or otherwise unable to prepare food for themselves. People of all incomes and ages may be eligible for meals. Meals on Wheels does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, gender, disability, or national origin.
Q. How can I receive Meals on Wheels meals?
If you think you may be eligible to receive Meals on Wheels, or know someone who may benefit from this service, please submit an Application for Services to Terre Haute Area Meals on Wheels. One of our staff will contact you.