About The Program
Meals on Wheels of Mercer County provides daily, home-delivered meals to individuals who are homebound and/or unable to shop or prepare meals for themselves. These “meals-on-wheels” are delivered by volunteers five days per week, and may include weekend meals. The meals are prepared at ARC Mercer, by 180 Ewingville Road, Ewing by Touch of Taste Catering, and up to two meals per day are available.
Meals are delivered once daily by volunteers. Participants receive their meals between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Participants are asked to remain home during these hours for delivery – meals normally come at approximately the same time each day, but may vary occasionally. If a participant is not home or does not answer the door, volunteers will not leave a meal. Instead, a “Sorry We Missed You Note” is left, indicating that volunteers attempted to deliver a meal but there was no response. Meals on Wheels of Mercer County staff are notified and will follow up with the client and/or their emergency contact person. No further meals are delivered until the participant contacts our office. In this way, we make sure our participants are safe and thriving in their homes.
Meal Menu Options
Menus rotate on a four week cycle (monthly), and are subject to change at the discretion of Touch of Taste Catering. Menus vary in daily selections, with dishes that appeal to a wide array of palates that include ethnic and cultural variety such as Italian, Latino, German, Asian, and American!
Meal Plan options:
Therapeutic diets (renal, no leafy greens, lactose intolerant, chopped, pureed, etc) are available by physician order only. We also provide limited vegetarian options. We are only able to accommodate protein preference requests (meats, fish, eggs, etc) and we cannot accept clients with life threatening food allergies.
More Than a Meal
In addition to home-delivered meals, Meals on Wheels of Mercer County provides the following to our meal recipients: