The Washtenaw County Meals on Wheels and Senior Café Programs (formerly called Senior Nutrition Program) is made up of two programs: The Senior Café Program (formerly Congregate Meals Program) and the Meals on Wheels Program (formerly Home Delivered Meals Program). OCED pays a portion of the cost of running both programs. Both programs provide meals for a donation of $3 for seniors who are 60 and older; however, no one is turned away for inability to pay. Guests who are younger than 60 may join their friends and family at a rate of $5.50. View more information about both program and a list of all program locations (PDF).
This program gives seniors the opportunity to receive nutritious meals and meet other seniors in the community if they choose to do so. Meals are typically held in locations such as senior centers or churches throughout Washtenaw County. The frequency of these meals varies depending on the location.
Seniors unable to leave their home for any reason and unable to prepare food at home may receive meals delivered to their door. Drivers delivering the meals are usually volunteers. They not only provide the valuable service of meal delivery, but also are able to check-in on you or a loved one on a regular basis during meal delivery. View a list of Meals on Wheels providers in Washtenaw County.
The Washtenaw County Meals on Wheels & Senior Café Toolkit (https://sites.google.com/umich.edu/oced-snp-toolkit/home) contains information and resources for seniors.