Hot Meal Delivery Service

Meals on Wheels serves home-delivered meals to residents of Wake County who are 60 years old and over and are homebound and vulnerable. Homebound means the applicant cannot work, volunteer, drive or leave their residence without assistance. Vulnerable means the applicant is unable to perform the basic activities of daily living without assistance due to physical, cognitive, emotional, psychological, or social impairments.

Disabled residents under 60 can qualify for our program if they meet certain criteria. Apply to receive meals here. 

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Friendship Cafes

Our Friendship Cafes serve anyone who is 60 or older and can get to one of our dining sites located throughout Wake County. Friendship Cafe is a space for seniors to eat with their peers, and enjoy experiences together. Friendship Cafe provides the much-needed social connections that are proven to improve both health and wellness in seniors. Meals at Friendship Cafe are provided by local food purveyors, with additional meal options for those who need them. All Friendship Cafe locations are open Monday through Friday from 9:30am-12pm. We ask that participants contact the site manager of their preferred Friendship Cafe location to make a reservation for meal service. 

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Frozen Meal Service

Our frozen meal delivery serves areas of Wake County beyond the reach of our current hot meal delivery service, and residents who may not be available during hot meal delivery windows (including patients with scheduled medical appointments). Frozen Meal service is determined by staff based on resources and availability. Apply for meal service here.

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Hospital to Home

The Hospital to Home Program works with area hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and healthcare agencies to provide 10 days of hot, delivered meals to recently discharged, at-risk patients who are 60 and older and live in Raleigh. Patients must be referred by a healthcare professional. Apply for the hospital to home program here. 

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