Meals on Wheels in Terre Haute, Indiana, focuses on caring for individuals whose diminished mobility makes it hard to shop for food, prepare meals or socialize with others. We provide service to Vigo County, and have been in operation since 1971. The only requirement is a need for nutritious meals, without the ability to provide them or access them.
Click the various sections below to learn about our different services and programs.
We really are more than just a meal!
HOME MEAL DELIVERY
Terre Haute Area Meals on Wheels delivers nutritious meal, a safety check and a smile that serves as a lifeline for seniors of limited mobility, homebound individuals, and those in Vigo County in need of nutritious meals. This combination goes well beyond fighting the battle against the hunger that threatens one in six of America’s seniors – it provides the support and peace of mind that enable them to remain safely and securely in their own homes as they continue to age. Enabling seniors to stay in their own homes means they remain happier, extend their independence and can stay connected to the communities and surroundings that provide them comfort. The powerful side effect of this result is that it means seniors can stay out of expensive nursing facilities and hospitals. Meals on Wheels can feed a senior for 1 YEAR for less than it costs for 1 DAY in a nursing facility!
You can apply for meals by calling the office at 812-232-3878. You can also apply and pay online:
CARING CONNECTIONS VISITING PROGRAM
Caring Connections is a community outreach program designed to enhance the quality of life of the elderly, disabled, sick and homebound Terre Haute Area Meals on Wheels meal recipients.
Our desire is to develop caring relationships with our clients and their families, working to combat their social isolation and loneliness. We aim to build rapport with our clients through letters, phone calls, and eventual visits from a trained group of community volunteers.
Recipients of our Meal Delivery Program are paired with a Community Connections volunteer as we are able, and that volunteer with connect with them to offer phone reassurance, and a friendly listening ear.
To learn more about this program, or to volunteer to participate, visit the Caring Connections page.
Through a partnership with the Loyal Veterans Battalion, we are able to offer members of our meal program gently used clothing when needed. A request form is located in the Welcome Packet that each new meal recipient gets, but you can also call the office at 812-232-3878 if you need seasonal clothing to be delivered with your next meal.
Since the onset of COVID-19 in March 2020, we have have been working to add an additional layer of food assistance to our program. Through a partnership with the Terre Haute Catholic Charities Food Bank, we are able to provide Emergency Food to those in Vigo County that have the ability to prepare meals for themselves, but lack the means or transportation to acquire the food. Most of the food items we give are whole foods such as meat, produce, milk, and dairy items, as well shelf-stable items like soups, breakfast items, dried fruit & nuts, bread, etc.
From time to time we may have other household items available, but only when we receive a donation of them.
To learn more about this service, visit this page:
OTHER PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Terre Haute Area Meals on Wheels partners with a variety of organizations to offer additional services for our clients. We like to communicate with them through regular Meal Recipient Newsletters & Updates, and send extra items when we can. When available, we provide the following:
various yearly holiday cards and gifts