Skip to main content
Emergency Alert

Hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30 each year. Learn how to Be Ready at www.cctexas.com/beready.


The Corpus Christi Meals On Wheels program provides home-delivered meals to home-bound elderly individuals.

Meals On Wheels Fact Sheet

 

ABOUT MEALS ON WHEELS


Meals On Wheels operates in virtually every community in America through its network of more than 5,000 independently-run local programs. While the diversity of each program's services and operations may vary based on the needs and resources of their communities, they are all committed to supporting their senior neighbors to live healthier and more nourished lives in their own homes.
 

PROVIDING MUCH MORE THAN A MEAL


At the core of the Meals On Wheels service is a nutritious meal, companionship and a watchful eye on the health and safety of our seniors. For those who have trouble getting around, we bring the service to you. For those who can still venture out into their communities, we serve in gathering places, such as senior centers and community facilities.
 

WHO QUALIFIES


Meals On Wheels focuses on caring for individuals whose diminished mobility makes it hard to shop for food, prepare meals or socialize with others. Generally, programs serve adults 60 and over, although age requirements can vary by program and areas served. People who are mobile enough to join others for meals in a group setting where seniors congregate, like senior centers and cafes, are encouraged to do so; while others less mobile may qualify for home delivery.
 

WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED


Most Meals On Wheels programs begin the process through an application, which may then lead to an assessment of the need for meals and other supportive services. Contact your local program to find out how to get the ball rolling in your community. 
 

PAYMENT


Depending on individual circumstances, meals may be provided along a sliding fee scale, from no cost to full price. While no senior will be denied a meal because of an inability to pay, he/she may be asked to contribute voluntarily toward the cost of a meal. However, it is important to note that in many areas of the country, the need for meals far exceeds the resources available to provide them, leading to wait lists and/or being turned away.
 

BECOME A PROGRAM VOLUNTEER!


We invite you to serve our community. Call the local Meals on Wheels office at (361) 826-3150 or send fax to (361) 826-3864

Contact Information

Corpus Christi Meals on Wheels Office

Phone: (361) 826-3150

Fax: (361) 826-3864