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Who Qualifies for Meals

Qualified recipients include residents of Rocky River and Lakewood who, for any number of reasons, have difficulty purchasing or preparing meals for themselves. Although many of our clients are seniors in need, our service is also available to those dealing with a short-term or long-term physical or mental disability. Clients may be recovering from an injury, illness or medical procedure, or be unable to drive. Overtaxed caregivers may use our service, as can parents of newborns and members of the military returning from deployment.

Getting Started with Services

We know you'll have questions. Call us to set up an interview if you think our services could meet your needs or those of a loved one. One of our knowledgeable volunteers will work to set up a mutually agreeable time and day to meet with the recipient and/or family members or contact person. The volunteer will assess the individual's needs, explain policies and billing, answer questions, and if all goes well, set up meal deliveries and sign an agreement of terms.

Meal Delivery Information

Meals are delivered between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. Monday through Friday, except on major holidays and days of inclement weather. Major holidays include: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

View some of our sample menus.


Participants pay a low fee for nutritious, home-cooked meals delivered to their door. The meal recipient, or a designated person, is billed at the end of each month for the meals received during that month.

Gift Certificates

If you have a relative, friend or neighbor you'd like to treat to high-quality meals during a difficult time, consider one of our gift certificates which can be purchased through bobb@mealsonwheelsrr.org.