Home Delivered Meals
Homebound seniors and ill and/or disabled individuals who are unable to cook for themselves may be eligible for our Home Delivered Meal program. Home-delivered meals can be provided on both a short and long-term basis, depending on needs. Clients who are released from hospital stays may use our program to reduce their risk of re-admission due to malnutrition. Families looking for care for a loved-one may also enjoy scheduling home-delivered meals services. To make a referral, please complete our referral form.
VANTAGE 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. Here is a list of participating locations and meal times:
First Immanuel United Church of Christ (map)
208 E. Oxford
Alliance, OH 44601
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (map)
425 Cleveland Ave SW
Mayfield Manor Apartments (map)
3844 11th St. SW
Canton, OH 44710
Paradise United Methodist Church of Christ (map)
619 E. Main St.
Louisville, OH 44641
Massillon Senior Center (map)
39 Lincoln Way W.
Massillon, OH 44646
NORTH INDUSTRY (CANTON SOUTH AREA)
North Industry Christian Church (map)
425 45th St. SW
Canton, OH 44706
St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church (map)
1460 State St. NE
North Canton, OH 44720
Dalton Presbyterian Church (map)
163 W. Main Street
Dalton, OH 44618
Rittman Manor Apartments (map)
155 E. Sunset
Rittman, OH 44720
Shreve Villas (map)
208 E. South St.
Shreve, OH 44676
Wooster Community Center (map)
241 S. Bever St.
Wooster, OH 44691
Wheels for Wags
Both Meals on Wheels of Nothern Ohio and Meals on Wheels of Stark & Wayne Counties have provided pet food programs. Since merging, we have joined together as Wheels for Wags. This program originated when volunteers noted that many Meals on Wheels clients were feeding their pets from their own meals. At that time, Banfield Charitable Trust and Meals on Wheels Association of America joined together for the W.A.L.O.P. (We All Love Our Pets) program, which gave us our first donated food, provided by Royal Canin.
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. Clients of Meals on Wheels of Northeast Ohio are homebound and unable to access food for their beloved pets due to age, frailty, disability, or illness. Instead of sharing their meals with their animals, 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.
In addition to pet food, thanks again to the Banfield Charitable Trust, Meals on Wheels of Northeast Ohio was able to also purchase ‘Bow-Wow” and Meow-Wow’ bowls for our consumers participating in Wheels for Wags. To date, Meals on Wheels of Northeast Ohio has delivered more than 100 pet bowls to seniors across our two-county region.
If you are an existing Meals on Wheels client and are interested in signing up for the Wheels for Wags program, simply ask your volunteer when they deliver your meal, or contact our office at 330.832.7220.
We are always accepting donations for more dog and cat food for our client’s pets. If you are interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
At VANTAGE, our goal is to provide wrap-around services to our clients to be sure they are receiving all of the services they need. Becoming a client in one program will also provide you with access to other services that will support your desire to age in place. These may include Home Wellness Solutions for non-medical care in your home, access to the TeleCare program from RSVP to prevent social isolation, and counseling from our Behavioral Health Solutions team (Summit County only). Workforce Solutions for paid, on-the-job training is available in 38 counties, including Stark, Summit, and Wayne.
Program and Funding Options
Our Social Services staff assists all clients with their individual needs based on a personal interview and assessment. For more information or to sign up, please fill out our referral formor call our social services department at (330) 832-7220. Here are available funding options:
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.
These clients are assigned by Direction Home.
These clients are assigned by Direction Home. The program is Medicaid funded.
These clients are assigned by Direction Home, CareSource Ohio and United Healthcare. This is for those dual eligible for Medicare/Medicaid.
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.