Meals and Nutrition

Every weekday, Monday through Friday, our Meals on Wheels drivers visit homebound seniors to deliver a hot, nutritious lunch.  At the same time, hundreds of other people age 60 and older join us for lunch or supper at one of our convenient community cafés located in Lynn, Saugus, and Swampscott.

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Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels brings meals to people over 60 who are homebound and unable to prepare their own meals. The menu is varied and the meals are nutritionally balanced, cooked without added salt, and consists of an entrée, two sides, dessert, milk, bread and margarine. We offer soft, ground, pureed, low-lactose, renal, and cardiac menus. We also offer a modified meal for people with diabetes.  Meals are delivered between 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. If you’re isolated and homebound, you can arrange for frozen meals that you can use over the weekend.

We ask for a small donation per meal to help us pay for the program. But we never deny anyone a meal if they can't afford to donate.

It’s easy to start delivery of Meals on Wheels. Simply call Information & Referral at 781-599-0110.

You can view, download, or print the Monthly Meals on Wheels Menu.

Meals on Wheels does not operate on the following holidays:

·         New Year’s Day (January 1)
·         Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (3rd Monday in January)
·         Presidents’ Day (3rd Monday in February)
·         Patriots’ Day (3rd Monday in April)
·         Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
·         Independence Day (July 4th)
·         Labor Day (first Monday in September)
·         Columbus Day (second Monday in October)
·         Veterans’ Day (November 11)
·         Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November)
·         Christmas Day (December 25)

Through special volunteer efforts, meals may be available on Thanksgiving and Christmas days.  Please call 781-599-0110 to inquire.