Veterans May Be Eligible for Free Home-delivered Meals

This Veterans Day, we are thanking those who have served and those who continue to serve in our nation’s armed forces. We are also providing some helpful information for veterans about meeting nutritional needs and how they may be able to receive free home-delivered meals.

Nutrition as we age

Nutrition is important at any age. But as we get older, our nutritional needs change. Getting the proper amount of nutrients isn’t always easy, especially if our health, transportation options, or other factors prevent us from going to the store and preparing healthy meals.

If you or a loved one has a hard time accessing healthy meals, one solution is a home meal delivery service. Home-delivered meals offer the nutrition you need without the hassle of preparing meals yourself. They also help improve vitality and quality of life and reduce the amount of time and money spent at the doctor’s office.

The nutritional value and convenience of a meal delivery service can make a big difference in improving your health and promoting independence.

As a veteran, you and your spouse may be eligible for free home-delivered meals. You deserve access to nutritious meals without having to worry about the cost. Your Veterans Services Commission can help you navigate your benefits, including free home-delivered meals.

Free meals through the Veterans Services Commission

Did you know that if you are a veteran, you and your spouse could be eligible for 180 free meals from the Veterans Services Commission? The Veterans Services Commission is a bridge to Veterans Affairs. Each county has a Veterans Services Commission, which provides help with financial assistance, transportation to VA medical facilities, and applying for VA benefits.

All of the Veterans Services Commission’s services are free. Talk to your Veterans Services Commission to maximize your benefits.

You can locate your county’s Veterans Services Commission with this link. Here are the direct lines to some local VSC offices:

Why we think you’ll love Meals on Wheels

Now that you know you might be eligible for free home-delivered meals, you get to choose which service best fits your needs. Here are a few reasons to consider Meals on Wheels as your .

You can start and stop services whenever you want.

You do not have to sign a long-term contract. For example, if you just need help for a few weeks after getting out of the hospital, we can bring you meals during that period.

You can choose from a variety of meal options, including those for special diets.

Do you need cardiac, low-sodium, renal, or pureed meals? Meals on Wheels can tailor your meals to meet your specific health needs.

You can get free pet food.

Meals on Wheels loves pets! That means all of our clients can receive dog or cat food at no cost to them.

Our delivery drivers check in on you.

Our team of delivery drivers provides a wellness check with each meal delivery. They look for any changes that could indicate a health issue, such as a stroke or depression. Delivering more than just a meal, Meals on Wheels provides peace of mind.

We provide meals in Stark, Summit, and Wayne Counties.

You can get started with Meals on Wheels in Stark, Summit, or Wayne County by calling (330) 515-5605 or emailing referrals@vantageaging.org. One of our friendly team members will help you get started.

*The information in this article is intended solely to provide general information on matters of interest for the personal use of the reader, who accepts full responsibility for its use. This article should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional legal, medical, or other competent advisors.

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