Older persons who are physically unable to
attend their local senior center can receive the meals in their own
home. For many homebound seniors, the home-delivered meal program is
vital to their continued independence.
Using the Senior Centers as a base of operations, we are able to
deliver meals to frail older persons living in over 100 communities
in central Missouri. Each meal meets one-third of the daily
nutrition requirements of the recipient. All meals are packed in re-heatable,
disposable containers. Based on the recipientís frailty,
available support system, and distance from the nearest senior
center, service may include hot meals or frozen meals. Meals might be
delivered by volunteers, paid staff, or picked up at the Senior
Center by caring friends or family.
To start home-delivered service, contact the local
senior center nearest the intended recipient. A representative
from the Senior Center will visit the potential recipient to
determine eligibility and explain the program in greater detail.