Feeding Hungry Seniors and Keeping Them in Their Homes
Meals on Wheels helps older adults and persons with disabilities in Eastern Iowa meet their daily nutritional needs by delivering hot, fresh, ready-to-eat meals in addition to frozen meals and breakfast bags.
Our clients can receive meals for a short duration while they’re recovering from a hospital stay, as respite care for their family who usually provides meals for them, or on an ongoing basis each weekday.
For home-bound seniors and their family members, the daily meal provides a sense of security knowing someone will be stopping in to check on them Monday through Friday. Contact our Meals on Wheels Department at (319) 398-3574 for questions or assistance.
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Meals on Wheels Referral Form
Congregate Dining Sites
Congregate meals are available to any adult 60 or older, their spouse regardless of age and their child with disabilities (who lives with and attends with an eligible parent). In addition to meals, the congregate sites provide the opportunity to socialize with others, participate in activities such as BINGO, card games, or knitting, and hear presentations on topics such as heart disease, strokes and more.
The following congregate dining sites serve lunch Monday through Friday:
Horizons Brownstone Lunch Club
819 5th St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
SE Linn Community Center
108 South Washington Street
Lisbon, IA 52253
Iowa City Senior Center
28 S Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
Goodwin Dining Center
223 8th Ave. P.O. Box 218
Care Package Requests
In response to COVID-19, we’ve started a program where we help seniors acquire cleaning supplies and personal care items in an effort to reduce their trips to the grocery stores and exposure to germs during this time of uncertainty. Help us gather these items so that we can continue this service to the best of our abilities:
To reduce your exposure to germs, we’ve linked our Amazon Affiliate Care Package Items here!
We rely on the generous support of people like you to help us serve our clients who are often the most frail and isolated in our community. These meals help people stay independent, healthier, and in their own homes.
The need continues to grow but yet the funding for this program stays flat. Your monetary contributions (even made on behalf of someone else or in memory of someone) help us to meet the needs of home bound seniors.
Horizons is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, and donations made to us are generally tax deductible. Always seek the advice of a tax professional when determining whether your contributions qualify for deduction.