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Riverside Meals on Wheels delivers one ready-to-eat meal Monday – Friday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Meals are delivered in person to the client's home. The balanced nutritious meal consists of a protein, starch, vegetable, fruit, and 2% milk or fruit juice. Non-fat milk is available upon request. Menus are formulated for senior nutrition, and the general diet is low salt, low fat, and low cholesterol. Meals can be prepared to meet many special dietary requirements, including diabetic and vegetarian options. Hot meals are delivered in a resealable, microwaveable container. Meals can be left in an ice chest with a cold pack, if provided. See April2013Menu.pdf
Personalized service includes contact with a friendly, caring driver. We check on our clients' well-being and notify emergency contacts about any concerns or anything different from the normal routine.
Pet Food Program
Through a partnership with the Riverside Humane Society and Pet Adoption Center, we also deliver FREE pet food for the companion dogs and cats of our clients. You may register for the Chuck Waggin’ Pet Meal Program when you apply for meal service by reading and completing Chuck-WagginClient-cover-Letter.pdf Pet-Food-Form.pdf.
Riverside Meals on Wheels provides nutritious meals to homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities. Our service area is anywhere within the City of Riverside. Meals are delivered to persons who are essentially housebound, unable to safely prepare nutritious meals for themselves and have little or no assistance to obtain adequate nutrition. There is NO income requirement, and there is currently no waiting list. Some people utilize our service while recovering from illness or surgery, others need meals indefinitely. If you or a loved one has difficulty safely preparing nutritious meals, we can help with home-delivered, ready-to-eat meals.
If the delivery address is outside the city limits of Riverside, California, refer to the list of Alternate-Meal-Programs.pdf to locate a meal program in your area.
Cost of Meals
The cost is $5.10 per meal, which covers the cost of the food product alone and does not include any operating or fundraising expenses. The monthly cost depends on the number of delivery days in a given month.
Minimum service is one month, payable in advance. Credit is given for any meals missed due to medical emergencies and for meals canceled at least 24 hours in advance.
Note: A government-funded, voluntary-pay meal program is available for low-income seniors who meet eligibility requirements, through the Riverside County Office of Aging at 800-510-2020.
To Begin Service
Review the eligibility requirements, complete, and review: RMOW-Application-Cover-Letter.pdf, RMOW-Application-form.pdf and RMOW-Agreement.pdf . Return the completed forms with payment of $102 per person for the first 20 meals. If you would also like to receive FREE pet food with your meal service, complete the Pet-Food-Form.pdf.
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Completed forms may be returned by:
Mail to Riverside Meals on Wheels, 4845 Brockton Ave., Riverside, CA 92506-0134
Fax to (951) 683-5911
Scan & Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Make a Meal Payment
Meal payments may be made by credit card below or mailing a check or money order, payable to Riverside Meals on Wheels, to:Riverside Meals on Wheels
4845 Brockton Ave.
Riverside, CA 92506
For meal payments by credit card, enter the name of the client receiving meals and please add $2 to the meal invoice amount to cover PayPal processing fees.
Riverside Meals On Wheels
4845 Brockton Ave., Riverside CA 92506-0134