Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels of Stevens Point, Inc is a private not for profit organization that has been serving the Stevens Point area since 1971. The program provides hot nutritious meals for all diets, served five days a week, with frozen meals available for the weekend. Meals are delivered by community volunteers directly to the homes/apartments of the program participants.
Who provides the service?
Meals are prepared at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital and the Aging and Disability Resource Center under the supervision of a registered dietitian. Each meal includes a hot tray with meat, potato or substitute, vegetable and a cold tray with salad, dessert, bread, butter and milk. At the present time the program serves approximately 100 meals per day.
Who is eligible?
Any adult resident of the Portage County area who lives within or near the city limits of Stevens Point and meets the below criteria is eligible to receive home delivered meal services:
- Individuals unable to prepare his/her own meals because of illness, infirmity, disability, or handicap
- Individuals unable to do his/her own shopping
- Individuals who have no one else to perform these duties for them
- Individuals that are recovering for a hospital or nursing home stay
- Individuals caring for an ill spouse
- All income levels
Who pays for the service?
The recipient makes a donation for each meal and receives a statement after the month of service. A self addressed envelope is included for the recipient to return their donation.
Who delivers the meals?
Volunteer drivers are at the heart of this community service. Without their assistance, the program would not exist. Drivers pick up meal trays beginning 11 a.m. each day and deliver them to homes and apartments throughout the city. Volunteers make a short visit and report any concerns back to the Meals on Wheels office. This contact is an essential part of our meal delivery service. A short welcoming visit can be just as important as a nutritious meal to the homebound individuals we serve.