Eat Well...Stay Well Dining Program - Home Delivered Meals

 

December 2017 HDM Menu

Eat Well...Stay Well Home Delivered Meals Program utilizes a corps of volunteers  who deliver meals to eligible recipients. The volunteer is a communications link and friendly visitor to those who may not normally see or have contact with the community beyond their homes.Eat Well...Stay Well Dining Program is a Niagara County Office for the Aging program which delivers  meals to Niagara County residents 60 years of age or older who are homebound due to illness, physical handicap, or advancing age, and who are unable to prepare their own meals. Services are available based on need without regard to income.

Eat Well...Stay Well Home Delivered Meals Program referrals are accepted from clergy, physicians, friends, relatives, hospitals, health and social agencies, in addition to self-referrals.  Volunteers are essential to this program.  If you have a few hours to spare, please call to volunteer.

Closing Information

The following television stations will be informed when Niagara County Office for the Aging  Home Delivered Meals are closed due to inclement weather conditions – channels 2, 4 and 7.  Radio stations to tune into are:


WBEN – 930 AM

WECK – 1230 AM

WLVL – 1340 AM

 

Television stations will put this message on the bottom of the television screen: “The Office for the Aging Nutrition Program” or it may say “Niagara County Home Delivered Meals and Congregate Dining” .  So please keep this reference handy.     Remember to save your emergency food boxes to be used if we are unable to deliver. There are 4 meals in each box.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Special Dinner

 

Eat Well...Stay Well Home Delivered Meals Program can deliver hot meals and cold meals to participants’ homes, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., 52 weeks a year.  Hot meals include meat, chicken, or fish, vegetables, and/or  salad, bread, dessert and a carton of 2% milk.  Cold meals include a sandwich or salad , dessert or fruit and a carton of milk.  Frozen weekend meals, which are the same as hot meals, are delivered on Fridays. Some special diets are accommodated.  Meals can be delivered as few or as many days as needed. There is no delivery on holidays.

 

 

How to Order Meals

Phone the Niagara County Office for the Aging at (716) 438-4031, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Calls are toll free in Niagara County.

Can Service Be Canceled?

Yes, the service may be discontinued at any time, or can be interrupted if vacations, trips, or hospitalization take place. Just notify the Office for the Aging at (716) 438-4031 before 8:30 a.m. on the day you wish to cancel delivery.

Suggested Contribution

The suggested contribution is $3.25 per meal. Collection of your contributions is arranged at the time you request the service. No one will be refused service if they cannot afford the suggested contribution.

Volunteer Drivers are always needed Caring volunteers are the backbone of the Home Delivered Meal Program and are needed to deliver hot noontime meals, Monday through Friday to the home-bound frail elderly in Niagara County.  If you are interested call the Eat Well...Stay Well Dining Program Coordinator at (716) 438-4031.

 

View pictures of our volunteers

Christmas Luncheon

 

 Beginnings...

During the early 80’s, the Home Delivered Meals Program was started after Federal funding became available.  Additional state money was added to this program in the early 90’s, significantly expanding this service.  Currently the Eat Well...Stay Well Dining Program Program serves about 375 people  and has  over 60 volunteers who help deliver the meals.  We are serving over 300  Eat Well...Stay Well Dining Home Delivered Meals a day.