Meals on Wheels at the Greater Maple Valley Community Center is part of a national program that provides nutritious meals and other nutrition services to men and women in our local community who are elderly, homebound, disabled, frail, or at risk. To download an application visit the Senior Services website.
Who is eligible?
Persons 60 years of age or older who are homebound due to illness or handicap and who are unable to prepare their own nutritious meals are eligible for Meals on Wheels. The spouse of the eligible participant, residing with the participant, is also eligible to receive meals if this is in the best interest of the participant. In addition, handicapped persons, regardless of age, who reside with the elderly participant are eligible.
Eligible participants decide for themselves what, if anything, they can afford to donate for their meals. The suggested donation is $3.00 per meal. You may use your Quest card (or "Food Stamp" card) to donate toward the cost of your meals. No eligible person will be denied meals if unable to make a contribution.
What are the meals like?
The dinners include a high quality protein entree, vegetable and rice or potato plus a choice of a white or dark roll with margarine. Breakfasts offer eggs, pancakes or French toast, fruit and choice of juice. Each meal includes non-fat dry milk equal to one cup of milk per meal. Each meal meets 1/3 of the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for older adults. Six dinners are available in Kosher.
What is the procedure?
Once an application form is received, the Meals on Wheels office will contact you within two weeks to assess your eligibility and to determine the number of meals and frequency of delivery needed. Once enrolled in the program, an order and delivery schedule will be assigned. You choose from a menu that includes 31 dinner/lunch entrees and 5 breakfast items. Your contribution can be made at delivery time with cash, check, or Quest card.
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Did you know the GMVCC Meals on Wheels program is staffed by volunteers?
Coordinator Sherrie Davis leads an enthusiastic contingent of volunteers from the local community who phone participants to take meal orders, and then pack and deliver over 200 meals each week to dozens of seniors in our local community. For more information email Allison or call 425-432-1272 if you would like to volunteer for this important program.