Meals on Wheels
No one should struggle to get their meals on the table, least of all elderly or disabled folks who need good nutrition the most. That’s why we created our Meals on Wheels Program. Every week, we deliver over 3,000, healthy meals to primarily homebound seniors and disabled people in San Mateo County who are unable to cook and shop for themselves. In providing this meal delivery service, we help make it possible for seniors and disabled folks to live independently.
Eliminate Food Insecurity
We deliver weekday meals in addition to some on holidays and weekends for those who are eligible. Program availability is based on circumstance, not income, with housebound adults being eligible. Meals on Wheels provides at least ⅓ of the daily recommended nutritional intake. We keep strict health standards to ensure meals hit nutritional requirements and contain few additives like salt and sugar.
Direct Health Monitoring
Receiving meal delivery services has the added benefit of getting a daily wellness check. Staff & volunteer delivery personnel are trained in safety and wellness checks and are alert to immediate safety concerns.
Assessment and Referral
We don’t just deliver meals — we use meal delivery as an opportunity to help client’s maintain their health. Our staff tracks data to monitor each client’s nutritional health status via in-home assessments. We offer an initial assessment upon enrollment and re-assessments every six months. We may also refer you to additional services if needed.
Do you need meal delivery for yourself or a loved one? Depending on your circumstances, you could be eligible for subsidized meals. To find out how we can get meals to you, give us a call.
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PVI Meals on Wheels Program
We serve more than 100,000 meals each year.
- 54% of the seniors we serve live alone
- 20% of them have no other sources of food than the one meal PVI Meals on Wheels provides each day
- Meals are prepared in our kitchen at Little House, Menlo Park
- Our staff and volunteer drivers deliver meals and safety checks to 1,100 seniors and adults with disabilities in neighborhoods across San Mateo County.
Frequently Asked Questions
A: Anyone can use this service, but there are many people for whom Meals on Wheels is completely or partially subsidized. We will try to fit you in with any subsidized meal program that we can. If you ever have any concerns about qualifying for the service, please call the Meals on Wheels office. our activities.
A: Our services are geared primarily toward serving meals to low-income seniors. To be eligible for our subsidized services, you must be:
- 60 years of age or older
- Living in San Mateo County
- Additional factors contributing to eligibility include:
- Being homebound or needing help leaving your home
- Unable to prepare meals or shop for yourself
- Recent hospital stay or ongoing health problems
- Primarily living alone
A: This program is available to qualified adults who are 60+, primarily homebound, and unable to shop for and/or prepare meals for themselves and/or lack caregiver assistance that can aid in the provision of meals. Quarterly in-home and/or telephone reassessments are required. These meals are partially funded by San Mateo County Aging and Adult Services and the Older Americans Act. There is no charge to you for these meals; however, any donation would be greatly appreciated.
A: This program is available to adults who are discharged from Sequoia Hospital. Meals on Wheels provides meals to adults age 50 and over, who have been identified by Sequoia Hospital staff as needing additional support to have a safe transition home and who are in danger of re-hospitalization. Program participants do not need to be homebound and may have caregiver assistance. The service is limited to a maximum of 4 weeks. There is no charge to you for these meals; we would appreciate a donation if you are able to do so.
A: This program is available to adults who are discharged from San Mateo Medical Center. Meals on Wheels provides meals to adults age 50 and over, who have been identified by San Mateo Medical Center staff as needing additional support to have a safe transition home and who are in danger of re-hospitalization. Program participants do not need to be home bound and may have caregiver assistance. The service is limited to a maximum of 4 weeks. There is no charge to you for these meals; we would appreciate a donation if you are able to do so.
A: For clients who do not meet the eligibility guidelines for subsidized meals or who want the benefit of a safety check and a nutritionally balanced hot meal delivered to their home, they may purchase home-delivered meals from PVI Meals on Wheels. There are no age or disability requirements. One in-home visit is required at the beginning of meal service. Private Pay clients pay the full cost of each meal. An invoice for the full cost of the delivered meal will be mailed to the client each month.
Meals on Wheels is made possible by generous donations from the community. Any amount goes to ensure that the program continues for years to come.
Older adults (over the age of 60) will receive a donation request in a postage-paid, addressed envelope each month. The suggested donation for seniors is $4.75 each meal or $23.75 per week for 5 days’ worth of meals. Any contribution amount is greatly appreciated.
Disabled adults (age 18-59) are required to pay $2 per meal. An invoice with a postage-paid, addressed envelope will be mailed to the client each month. An additional donation of any amount would be greatly appreciated.
PVI is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for seniors. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent the law permits. For more information about donations or to donate stock, a car, or other property, contact PVI at (650) 326-0665 ext.5002 or [email protected].
Nourishing the whole person. We do more than deliver meals.
- Our drivers not only deliver food but provide important safety checks.
- Our registered dietitian provides nutrition counseling to each client requesting the service.
- Our assessment team conducts more than 2,200 home visits a year and provides referrals to needed community resources.
Feel free to contact us with any questions.
For General Inquiries:
By Phone: 650-272-5041
By Fax: 650-963-3323
By Mail: 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA, 94025