Meals on Wheels Program
Meals on Wheels of Middle Georgia, Inc., provides home delivered meal services to enable the homebound elderly and disabled citizens to remain safely in their own homes. Hot meals are delivered five days a week by volunteers or staff drivers who make sure each client is well and safe. The meals are planned by a dietition and contain a minimum of one-third of the USDA dietary requirements. In addition to hot meals, the majority of our Medicaid clients receive frozen meals and/or shelf stable meals since we represent their only source of nutrition. The amount of assistance an individual needs with daily living skills (walking, eating, bathing, dressing, etc.) and whether that need is being met within the home as well as nutritional risk status determines eligibility for home delivered meals. We work closely with the Area Agency on Aging to deliver services to the homebound elderly and disabled in Bibb, Crawford, Jones, and Monroe counties.
For those in a position to pay for their meals, the charge for home delivered meals, Monday through Friday, is $6.00 per meal. An initial payment of $30.00 will be made at the time of the initial assessment by the Assessor before your home delivered meal service begins. After the initial payment, you will be billed at the end of each month for the previous month’s Meals on Wheels service. A return envelope will be provided with the invoice to make all of your payments. You may choose to mail the envelope back to the Agency or simply give it to the individual delivering your meals. Payment is expected before the 15th of the month. If there are any concerns or questions, please call the Executive Director.
Meals on Wheels Pet Program
Many of the people we serve are also pet owners. Some are facing the difficult decision of giving up their pets because they no longer have the means to properly care for them. Asking someone to give up a beloved pet can be as traumatic as asking someone to give up their own child.
Receiving the love and attention from a cat or a dog can drastically improve the quality of life for those who are suffering. Sometimes just knowing that there is another life to care for can bring a new meaning of joy to people who are going through a hard time in their lives.
We provide dog and cat food for our homebound Meals on Wheels clients. This program ensures that our seniors won’t have to share food they receive from Meals on Wheels with their dogs and cats.
Grants and donations make it possible for us to provide pet food. We accept dry pet food and monetary donations for our pet program.
Current Areas Served
Bibb, Crawford, Jones and Monroe County