Daily Delivery Information

Costs:

We deliver 2 meals each day, IMG_3789Monday through Friday, one hot and one cold. The cost for both meals is $8.50 per day. Should you require only one meal, the cost is $5.00.  Full or partial subsidies are often available for those who cannot afford the full price of meals. Subsidies are awarded based on financial need and the amount of subsidy funding available at time of application. Subsidies status is reviewed each February and may change based on client and organizational conditions at that time.

Clients may receive meals on any number of weekdays that best suits their schedules – one to five days each week.

Eligibility:

Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels provides home-delivered meals, Monday through Friday, for all our seniors and homebound neighbors who cannot prepare nutritious meals for themselves and do not live with someone who can provide balanced meals on a regular basis. This includes individuals with disabilities who need our meals to support their health and independence on a long-term basis, as well as adults with temporary needs (such as recuperation from surgery or a hospital stay).

Guidelines:

  • Over the age of 18
  • Homebound* and unable to meet basic nutritional needs** either temporarily or permanently
  • Have no other reliable means of obtaining daily meals
  • Reside in our service area – zip codes 19031, 19038, 19050, 19075, 19095, 19118, 19119, 19138, 19144, 19444.

*Definition of “homebound”: Unable to leave the home without considerable difficulty and/or assistance. A person may leave home for medical treatment or short, infrequent absences for non-medical reasons, such as a trip to the barber or religious services.

**Definition of “unable to meet basic nutritional needs”: Unable to prepare/have difficulty preparing at least one nutritious meal daily because of physical or mental limitations, or unable to obtain/have difficulty obtaining necessary food.