Our caring volunteers delivered more than 76,500 meals last year.
Delivered Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Delivered to the client’s door by trained volunteers.
Volunteers are our “eyes and ears” as they are often the only people our clients see on a daily basis. They check on the well-being of clients and report any changes or concerns to our staff.
Distribution sites throughout the county help us keep food fresh and warm.
To receive Home Delivered Meals, each recipient must be:
- 60 years or older.
- Genuinely home-bound by reason of physical or emotional health.
- Unable to prepare nutritious meals for themselves and have no one else living in the home who could do this for them.
- Living within reasonable proximity of a meal site.
- Be home to receive meals.
- Have a completed assessment for home delivered meals on file with us.
No charge is made for meals, but donations are accepted. If you wish to contribute, please give any donations to the volunteer or directly mail them to our Meals on Wheels office at 1800 Malone Street, Denton, Texas 76201. Suggested donation is $2.00 per meal.
If you will not be home to accept a meal, each meal recipient or representative is asked to inform the site manager or call our Meals on Wheels office at 940-382-2224 by noon at least one business day in advance.
Cancellations may be long or short term, such as when you may go away to stay with relatives or go to a doctor.
Delivery can be resumed the day after your return home if our Meals on Wheels office is notified at (940) 382-2224 by noon the day before the meal is to be received.
In the event that a client does not answer the door, the volunteer is to leave a printed yellow card explaining that the meal cannot be delivered.
Office/Meal Site Closures
We do not deliver meals in icy weather or on major holidays. Shelf-stable or frozen meals are sent in advance of most major holidays.
Most likely if the ISD (Independent School District) of your city is closed, it is safe to assume that Meals on Wheels will not deliver that day because of bad weather.
Please check our website or your local television station for closure information.
Each menu varies and contains at least 1/3 of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for older adults. Diabetic meals are available.
Menus selections are determined by our food preparation vendor and are subject to change. Individual accommodations for likes/dislikes cannot be made.
For upcoming planned menus.
Wait Listing Policy
We do all we can to raise funds to serve seniors in Denton County. If we are not successful in gaining adequate funding to serve a qualified older person, we will place that individual on a waiting list and contact them when we are able to serve them.
Please rest assured that client names, addresses, telephone numbers, services, case histories, and any paperwork concerning clients will be kept secure and accessible to authorized employees of Meals on Wheels of Denton County only. Our employees will maintain client privacy and will not discuss confidential information.