Questions and Answers

two-compWho qualifies for meals on wheels?

Our goal is to provide adequate nutrition for the elderly, ill, injured and disabled individuals, thus making it possible for them to live independently in their own homes. That defines who is qualified. Age and income are never a factor. We conduct a private, friendly interview to determine a prospective client’s needs and ability to pay. Clients who cannot pay the full cost of the meals pay what the they can afford, if anything.

Can I get Meals on Wheels for a short period of time or is it for people with long term requirements?

You may need meals for a short while, perhaps after a hospital stay or while recovering from an injury.  So, yes, you can get meals for a short time or a long time. 

small13How often are meals delivered?

Lunchtime meals are delivered five days a week between Monday and Friday, even on holidays. If you need fewer meals in a week, we can work with you to determine the best schedule for your needs.

Is a referral from a healthcare or social agency required to get Meals-on-Wheels?

No. You can call us at 843-689-8334.  A friend, family member or a neighbor can call us on your behalf if that is what you want. But a health care provider or a social worker can also call on your behalf.  If you prefer, you or someone else can fill out THIS ONLINE FORM instead of calling.

small08What type of meal do you provide?

The meals we provide are nutritious, heart-healthy lunchtime meals. All meals are low sodium and low in sugar. Meals include a dessert and a choice of milk, lemonade or water.

Do you provide special meals for special dietary needs?

Yes. Soft chew, pureed, diabetic, renal and lactose-free meals are available on request.

Where do you deliver meals?

We deliver to clients on Hilton Head Island, the Bluffton area and Sun City. If you need to find meal delivery beyond our service area, CLICK HERE.