Congregate Sites and Meals on Wheels
Volunteers provide a needed service in delivering meals to the homebound elderly. Louisville Metro delivers about 500 meals daily on approximately 53 meal routes. Although the volunteer’s primary role is to deliver a nutritional meal to the homebound senior citizen, face-to-face contact is a very important aspect of this responsibility. Often the volunteer delivering the mobile meals is the only social interaction for a homebound senior.
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The Senior Nutrition Program provides nutritional lunchtime meals to active senior citizens at Congregate Meal Sites and delivers to homebound seniors through the Meals on Wheels Program, throughout the Louisville Metro area. These programs help to improve the lives of older adults by supporting good nutritional health and promoting their independence and well-being.
Congregate Nutrition Sites offer an opportunity for seniors age 60 and older to come to one of 24 neighborhood locations for a nutritious lunch, socialization and activities. Most sites are open from 9am to 1pm, Monday through Friday. If you or someone you know may be interested in attending one of the congregate sites, please click here for the Nutrition Sites brochure or call 574-6325.
Home delivered meals (Meals on Wheels) are delivered to the homebound elderly from the various nutrition sites. Meals are provided to qualified individuals, age sixty or older, who are homebound due to illness. A social worker from our agency conducts an in-home visit to make this assessment. A waiting list is maintained to accommodate the ever growing need in this community. Those in the greatest physical, social and economic need are given priority as a vacancy becomes available.The Congregate Meal sites and Meals on Wheels Programs possible would not be possible to operate without the help of hundreds of dedicated volunteers each day.
Volunteers are also utilized at Congregate Meal sites to help package and serve meals to seniors in attendance.
There are many ways to Volunteer for Senior Nutrition Services, if you would like to find out how, click here.
All potential volunteers are asked to complete an application and a criminal records check. One’s own transportation is required to deliver for the Meals on Wheels Program. Volunteer opportunities are available Monday through Friday between 10:00am and 12:00pm for Meals on Wheels and most routes usually take about one hour to deliver. Our staff works to coordinate which route and days are most suitable for our volunteers.
Volunteer opportunities are also available at the Congregate Sites each weekday between 9 am and 1 pm.
If you are interested in helping to support the Senior Congregate sites and Meals on Wheels programs either by donating or volunteering, please click on the appropriate link below or call the volunteer coordinator at 574-6325:
To locate a Senior Congregate site or to refer a homebound senior to the Meals on Wheels program, please click on one of the links below:
For General Information, please call 502.574.6325
The Senior Nutrition Program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through a contract with the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA). Other sources of funding include Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government and private donations.