WHAT IS MEALS ON WHEELS?

 Scarsdale Meals on Wheels is a non-profit, volunteer organization.   We have been serving the Scarsdale community for 30 years.

WHAT DOES MEALS ON WHEELS DO AND WHO DOES MEALS ON WHEELS SERVE?

We deliver nutritious meals to people living within the Scarsdale post office zip code.  We serve meals to anyone regardless of age or income.  Some of our clients are homebound due to injury, illness, or physical handicap.  Others are recently released from the hospital or rehab.  Still others simply cannot provide adequate meals for themselves or would prefer not to cook their own meals.

DO I PAY FOR MY MEALS?

Yes. The cost is $4.50 per meal and bills are sent monthly.

WILL ANYONE KNOW THAT I’M GETTING A MEALS ON WHEELS DELIVERY?

Our volunteers deliver in their own cars and meals are packed into plain white plastic bags.  Volunteers will identify themselves; there will usually be a different volunteer every day.  Deliveries are generally made between 9:30 a.m. and noon.  If you need assistance opening containers, our volunteers will be happy to help.

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WHAT DO MEALS CONSIST OF?

We deliver hot and/or cold meals.  Hot meals are a protein (meat, chicken, fish, or pasta), vegetable, bread and butter, fruit, and a drink.  A cold meal is a sandwich/wrap, fruit, and drink.  The meals we supply are based on the dietary standards for older Americans set by the Westchester County Department of Health.

I HAVE SOME SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS.  CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE ME?

Our meals are low-salt and low-sugar.  If you let us know your needs, we will do our best to work with our supplier to adapt your meals.

DO YOU DELIVER EVERY DAY?  WHAT ABOUT WEEKENDS?

We deliver Monday – Friday.  If you’d like to receive meals on the weekend, we will deliver those meals on Friday (hot meals will be delivered frozen).

HOW MANY MEALS CAN I GET?  DO I HAVE TO GET MEALS EVERY DAY?

You can order as many or as few meals as you’d like and we will accommodate your schedule.  For example, if you’d only like meals Monday and Thursday or Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, that is fine.  As mentioned above, weekend meals will be delivered on Friday.

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HOW CAN I ARRANGE TO GET MEALS ON WHEELS?

To arrange service for yourself, a relative, a friend or a patient, call the Meals on Wheels office at 914-723-4342.  We are open between 9 - 11 a.m, Monday through Friday.  A staff member will answer any questions you have or, if you leave a message with your name and number, someone will get back to you on the next business day.

WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL?

If you need to cancel, call our office by  11 a.m. the day before and there will be no charge for that meal.

WHAT IF I WON’T BE HOME BUT I WANT MY MEAL DELIVERED?

We will leave meals by your door if you aren’t in.  However, if you won’t be home, we suggest the following:

--Leave a cooler, with an ice pack, by your door.

--Make arrangements with a neighbor to accept your meal delivery.

If you live in an apartment building, we will do our best to deliver your meal.  This is sometimes difficult if you aren’t home and we’re unable to get into your building.  But we will try!

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 ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

Please call us at 914-723-4342!

 

Can I Volunteer?

Yes! We welcome new volunteers.  Just give us a call at 914-723-4342 and we’ll take your name and contact information.  If we have no immediate need, we’ll keep your information for use as an alternate.

Can I Donate?

Of course!  We are a qualified 501 (c) organization.  Donations are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.