Meals on Wheels LaPorte County delivers a nutritious meal, a safety check and a smile that serves as a lifeline to seniors of limited mobility. 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.
APPLYING FOR SERVICES
For information about qualifications for and the cost of Meals on Wheels services, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
To apply, please complete and submit one of the Application for Services forms linked below and we will contact you.
Client Registration (printable)*: Please download, print, complete and mail or fax the printable form. You can also drop it off at the office. Our contact information is located below and at the top of the page, under Contact Us.
* Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, available for free here.
HOT MEAL PROGRAM
Meals are delivered 5 days a week, between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm, by volunteer drivers.
The hot, nutritious, low-fat meals each contain 1/3 of the minimum daily nutritional requirements for senior adults.
Each meal includes the following
- One serving of lean protein (beef, chicken, pork or fish)
- Two servings of complex carbohydrates (usually 1 bread and 1 starch)
- Two servings of either a fruit or a vegetable
- Eight ounces of milk
Nutritionally, each meal has
- At least 700 calories
- Less than 1,400 mg of sodium
- Less than 30% of its calories from fat