Meals on Wheels
Important Service Update
Meals on Wheels are being provided to older adults in the Jackson community during the Coronavirus pandemic. Meals are not the same as indicated on the menu. For information regarding delivery call (517) 788-4364. For current clients click on the link for how your meals are being provided.(link to pdf)Meals on Wheels Meal are hot, nutritious meals delivered weekdays to seniors who are homebound. Cold meals for the evening and frozen meals for the weekend are available, based on need. Meals on Wheels follows USDA food pyramid guidelines and our menus are approved by a Registered Dietitian. Sorry, we are unable to provide special diet requests at this time.
The suggested donation for each meal is $2.50. View the most recent monthly menu (PDF).
To be eligible, a person must be 60 years of age or older, or the spouse of a person 60 years of age or older, and be homebound (i.e., does not leave home under normal circumstances).
To begin Meals on Wheels we will need:
- Name, address and phone number of the senior to receive the meals
- Birth date
- Name and phone number of a contact person
- The reason Meals on Wheels are needed
A social worker will contact the senior to schedule a home visit for an assessment.
The senior must be home when meals are delivered, or contact the program when an absence is unavoidable, such as a doctor's or dialysis appointment. Call 517-768-8684 for cancellations. An emergency contact person is called each time a senior has not canceled and does not answer the door. Our drivers are not allowed to leave the meals if the senior is not home or if other arrangements have not been made.
Meals on Wheels are not delivered on days when inclement weather prevents safe road conditions for our Meal Drivers. On days the Jackson Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, meals will not be delivered. Local radio and TV stations will announce meal cancellations.
In preparation for winter weather, Meals on Wheels clients receive two emergency meals early in November. These meals are to be consumed when a regular delivery cannot be made.