What is Home-Delivered Meals?
St. Mary’s County is fortunate to have a diversified Home-Delivered Meals program that helps seniors who are in need, age in place. It is funded with Federal monies through the Older Americans Act, as well as through state funds, county funds, and donations.
Home-Delivered Meals delivers well-balanced meals and a friendly visit to seniors who are homebound and cannot shop or cook for themselves.
Who qualifies for Home-Delivered Meals?
To qualify to receive meals a senior must be age 60 or older and homebound. The program brings meals to those who are unable to leave their homes without assistance.
What meals are provided?
There are two types of meals offered through the St. Mary’s County Home-Delivered Meals program. Fresh meals are delivered by dedicated volunteers around the noon hour, Monday through Friday. Frozen meals are delivered once a week and contain five meals.
What are the costs of the Home-Delivered Meals program?
Home-Delivered Meals of St. Mary’s County does not charge its recipients for the meals delivered, however, donations are always appreciated and are added to the funding in order to help the Department of Aging & Human Services sustain the program. Donations help defer the cost of this vital meal program.
Volunteers give our meals their wheels! The Home-Delivered Meals Program is always happy to welcome new volunteer meal drivers. If you are interested in helping this worthwhile program, or need more information, please call Home-Delivered Meals Program Coordinator Monika Williams at 301-475-4200, ext. 71060.