Meals & Nutrition

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels, Home-Delivered Meals for Homebound Older Adults

For more than half a century, Meals on Wheels has served as a vital lifeline by delivering meals to homebound adults throughout America. Here in Marin County, Vivalon’s Meals on Wheels program delivers fresh, chilled meals up to three times each week to homebound older adults in our community.

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Frequently asked questions:

Anyone who is 60 or older, living in Marin County and homebound. Meals are available on a long-term or temporary basis (if you are recovering from surgery or an illness).

Call the County of Marin Division of Aging and Adult Services at: (415) 457-4636 to get signed up. The Division of Aging and Adult services determines the eligibility of a participant.

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Meals are delivered 3 times per week, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, for a total of up to 7 meals per week. 

We ask for a suggested contribution of $3.50 per meal to help keep this vital nutrition program sustainable. Service will not be denied if you are unable to contribute. We provide a monthly contribution request letter for you to respond to. Your contribution can either be mailed to Vivalon, or given to your driver. A friend or family member can also donate on your behalf.

If you can make a larger, tax-deductible donation to help support the program, please click here.

We provide up to 7 meals per week. Meals are delivered chilled and should be refrigerated immediately after they are received, and then consumed within 3 days. Where you live in the county will determine the time of day your meals will be delivered. 

Yes, we can provide vegetarian meals and all are “meals for a healthy heart.”

Each meal features an entrée, vegetables, bread or a grain, fruit and milk. The menus are reviewed by a registered dietician to ensure they meet recommended daily nutrition allowances.

Yes, we publish menus every month for both the regular and vegetarian entrees. At the end of each month, volunteers deliver printed menus for the following month.

Part of the mission of the Meals on Wheels Program is to provide wellbeing and human contact for individuals who are homebound. Someone has to be present to accept your meals at the door. We are unable to leave the meals outside or in a cooler. If there is a scheduling conflict, please call: (415) 456-9062 x176, if other arrangements need to be made.

Due to Covid-19 protocols currently in place, our drivers are unable to bring your meals inside. They will knock and stand back to wait while you open the door.

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The Vivalon Meals on Wheels volunteer team
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For more information
Call us today at 415-473-4636.
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