FAQ

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What is our service area?
What are the eligibility requirements?
What type of organization is Meals on Wheels for Fort Collins?
How much do meals cost?
How will receiving services improve my physical and emotional health?
What is included in the meal?
Where are meals prepared?
Who delivers the meals?
How often are meals delivered?
Are meals ever not delivered?
How do you sign up for Meals on Wheels?
What are the benefits of signing up with Meals on Wheels?
Interested in receiving Meals on Wheels?

What is our Service area?

We deliver meals in Fort Collins, Laporte, and Wellington.

What are the eligibility requirements?

  • Primarily homebound
  • Difficulty preparing nutritional meals or grocery shopping to the extent your diet is deficient
  • You live in the city limits of Fort Collins (surrounding areas will be considered based on availability of volunteer drivers.)
  • You live in a home, apartment or mobile home that is safe and accessible for our volunteers
  • We are able to meet your dietary needs

What type of organization is Meals on Wheels for Fort Collins?

Meals on Wheels for Fort Collins is a nonprofit, community supported organization. We are not funded through any government agencies. We rely on client fees, donations, grants and fundraising activities to provide this service.

How Much do meals cost?

Meals are $5.00 per meal ($6.00 for large meals). Clients can be considered for a reduced meal fee with a verification of gross monthly income.

How will receiving services improve my physical and emotional health?

Meals on Wheels for Fort Collins provides an improved diet by delivering a balanced meal and daily contact with one of our friendly volunteers.

What is included in the meal?

Each meal consists of a full lunch with a hot entrée, two vegetables, and is accompanied by a cold portion (normally consisting of a roll, salad and dessert), providing at least 1/3 of the adult daily recommended diet.

Where are meals prepared?

Our meals are prepared by Poudre Valley Hospital kitchen staff.

Who delivers the meals?

Meals are delivered by caring volunteers Monday-Friday.

How often are meals delivered?

You can choose to receive meals 1 to 5 days per week (Monday-Friday between 11:30 and 12:30 pm) temporarily or permanently. This includes all weekday holidays.

Are meals ever not delivered?

On a rare occasion, we must cancel meal delivery to ensure the safety of our volunteers due to dangerous road conditions. In the event that weather conditions cause us to cancel delivery, we will make every effort to contact each client and volunteer.

How do you sign up for Meals on Wheels?

We offer home visits for those who need assistance filling out an application. Please call (970) 484-6325 to schedule an appointment. You can also download and print out the application. Fill this out and mail, fax, email or bring in application. We can also mail you or your loved on an application.

What are the benefits of signing up with Meals on Wheels?

  • Nutritional meal with balanced diet
  • Nutritional independence from friends and family
  • Ability to remain at home
  • Restore/maintain good health
  • Social interaction with volunteers

Interested in receiving meals from Meals on Wheels?

Select Client Application for more information.