Meals on Wheels Services

Meals on Wheels of Northeast Ohio provides delicious, home-delivered meals to promote the wellbeing of our homebound and hungry neighbors.

There are no eligibility requirements to get services. Getting home-delivered meals is an easy, convenient way to promote wellness and independence.

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Shelf-stable Meals During COVID-19

From March 26 to May 18, 2020, Meals on Wheels will serve 10-day supplies of shelf-stable meals to reduce contact with vulnerable individuals. Shelf-stable meals give seniors a secure feeling knowing no matter the conditions, they have a nutritious meal to pull from the pantry.

Shelf-stable meals are ready to eat with no refrigeration required. Learn more about how Meals on Wheels of Northeast Ohio is keeping clients safe from COVID-19.

Shelf-stable meal selections:

  • Beef ravioli (with raisins, juice, saltine crackers, milk, peanut butter graham crackers)
  • Chili with beans (with mixed fruit cup, juice, saltine crackers, milk, crème cookies)
  • Beef stew (with strawberry applesauce cup, juice, saltine crackers, milk, graham crackers)
  • Lasagna (with raisins, juice, saltine crackers, milk, crème cookies)
  • Beans & franks (with pineapple cup, juice, saltine crackers, milk, cereal bar)
  • Red beans & rice (with mandarin orange cup, juice, saltine crackers, milk, peanut butter graham crackers)
  • Spaghetti (with mandarin orange cup, juice, saltine crackers, milk, sunbutter, graham crackers)
  • Raisin bran cereal (with pear cup, juice, milk, sunbutter, 2 packages graham crackers)

Hot Home-delivered Meals: Stark & Wayne Counties

Meals are delivered hot daily, Monday through Friday. All meals come with milk or juice, dessert, bread, and vegetables. Examples of meals include:

  • Chicken pot pie
  • Vegetable soup and turkey sandwich
  • Mexican rice and chicken wrap
  • Meatballs in marinara bowtie pasta
  • Baked ham and sweet potatoes

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Get Meals on Wheels

Call 330-515-5605 or email  referrals@vantageaging.org
to get started!

Frozen Home-delivered Meals: Summit County

Meals are flash-frozen and delivered weekly or biweekly, Monday through Friday. All meals come with milk, dessert choice, bread choice, and vegetables. Examples of meals include:

  • Meatloaf
  • Baked ham and sweet potatoes
  • Chicken wrap/tortilla and Mexican corn
  • Polish sausage and sauerkraut
  • Popcorn chicken bowl and mashed potatoes

Traditions Frozen Delivered Meals

Traditions offers an alternative frozen meal option delivered to on a two or five day schedule in Stark, Summit, and Wayne Counties. This option includes therapeutic meals for people with specialty diets.

Traditions has a few key differences from the meals we make at our Meals on Wheels kitchen.

  • Traditions offers consistency, and you do not have to choose from a changing menu each month.
  • Traditions lists the meal and its ingredients directly on the packaging.
  • Traditions are a great choice for someone who prefers TV-style dinner meals over home-cooked meals.

Therapeutic Meals – Meeting Dietary Needs

Therapeutic meals are designed for individuals with a chronic medical diagnosis resulting in more specialized diets. You must have a prescription to order therapeutic meals.

Renal: Meals are frozen and delivered in packs of 7. These meals have <600mg Sodium, <400mg Phosphorus, and <600mg Potassium. The cost is $7.25 per meal. Example Meal: Rosemary chicken with spring vegetables and cinnamon apples.

Cardiac: Meals are frozen and delivered in packs of 7. These meals have <600mg Sodium. The cost is $7.25 per meal. Example Meal: Chipotle meatloaf with green beans and red-skinned potatoes.

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Pureed: Meals are frozen and delivered in packs of 5. The cost is $7.25 per meal. Example Meal: Fish with carrots and pineapples, banana pudding, and yogurt.

Other types of meals are offered by Meals on Wheels are not therapeutic and do not require a prescription. However, they do accommodate specialized diets. 

Gluten-Free: Meals are frozen and served in packs of 10. The cost per meal is $5.25. Example Meal: Ham and cheese frittata with hash browns and broccoli. 

Pork-Free: These meals are designed for individuals with specialized diets that exclude pork.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veterans’ Benefits

In cooperation with your local VA and other government resources, Meals on Wheels of Northeast Ohio can help you understand and navigate the application process for you and/or your spouse to receive Meals on Wheels if you reside in Stark and Summit Counties.

Contact our Intake Team by calling 330-515-5605 or email referrals@vantageaging.org for more information.

Congregate Dining

Meals on Wheels of Northeast Ohio offers a delicious assortment of hot meals to people wishing to dine in a social setting in buildings throughout Stark, Wayne, and Summit Counties. 

Congregate dining provides seniors with both a hot, nutritious meal and the opportunity to build lasting relationships with their neighbors.

 I don’t cook much anymore because it’s hard to cook for one person. It’s nice to be able to come down and get a nutritious meal and socialize with the other people in the building.” – Catherine, congregate dining client.

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Participating congregate locations and meal times:

Stark County

ALLIANCE

First Immanuel United Church of Christ (map)
208 E. Oxford
Alliance, OH 44601

CANTON

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (map)
425 Cleveland Ave SW
Canton, 44702

Mayfield Manor Apartments (map)
3844 11th St. SW
Canton, OH 44710

LOUISVILLE

Paradise United Methodist Church of Christ (map)
619 E. Main St.
Louisville, OH 44641

MASSILLON

Massillon Senior Center (map)
39 Lincoln Way W.
Massillon, OH 44646

UNIONTOWN

St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church (map)
1460 State St. NE
North Canton, OH 44720

Summit County

Collinson Apartments (map)
1010 Rosemary Blvd.
Akron, OH 44306
330-724-9394
M-F at 1:00 pm

Mayflower Manor (map)
263 S. Main Street
Akron, OH 44308
330-762-7518
M-F at 10:30 AM

Saferstein Tower I (map)
525 Diagonal Road
Akron, OH 44320
330-762-9371
M-F at 12:30 PM

White Pond Villa (map)
477 White Pond Drive
Akron, OH 44320
330-867-8030
M-F at 11:00 AM

Wayne County

DALTON

Dalton Presbyterian Church (map)
163 W. Main Street
Dalton, OH 44618

RITTMAN

Rittman Manor Apartments (map)
155 E. Sunset
Rittman, OH 44720

SHREVE

Shreve Villas (map)
208 E. South St.
Shreve, OH 44676

WOOSTER

Wooster Community Center (map)
241 S. Bever St.
Wooster, OH 44691

Wheels for Wags

As part of the Meals on Wheels program, Wheels for Wags provides free pet food for all clients with animals. The program originated when volunteers noticed that many seniors were feeding their pets from their own meals.

The goal of Wheels for Wags is to keep our clients together and happy with their pets by providing companion animals with healthy and nutritious food. Wheels for Wags ensures that pet food is provided so that the owner doesn’t need to worry about how to obtain or afford nutritious food for a pet that may be their only companion.

We are always accepting donations for more dog and cat food for our clients’ pets. If you are interested, please email us at info@vantageaging.org.

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Payment and Funding Options

Our Social Services staff assists all clients with their individual needs based on a personal interview and assessment. Meals are provided on a sliding fee scale, from no cost (we ask for a small donation) to full price.

Private Pay

Meals are based on a sliding scale based on your income, between $4.25 and $7.25. Therapeutic meals are between $5.75 and $8.75.

Title IIIC

Funds are provided through the Older Americans Act and Direction Home. Qualifying individuals must be at least 60 years of age and meet specific guidelines measured by an assessment by the Social Services Department of Meals on Wheels of Northeast Ohio. We request a $3.25 donation per meal.

Care Coordination

Clients are referred by Direction Home.

PASSPORT

Clients are referred by Direction Home. The program is Medicaid funded.

MyCare Ohio

Clients are referred by Direction Home, CareSource Ohio, and United Healthcare. Clients are dual eligible for Medicare/Medicaid.

Waiver

A Medicaid program used to fund meals for clients under the age of 60. Referrals are generally made through the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services.

Food stamps and the Ohio Directions Card are welcome, and gift certificates are available any time of the year.

For more information call 330-832-7220 or 800-466-8010.

 

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