Home Delivered Meals
Our office arranges home delivered meals for homebound seniors who are unable to shop, prepare meals, or attend a Senior Dining Center. After meals begin, a Case Manager from Senior Citizen Services makes a home visit (by appointment) to confirm eligibility and provide information on additional resources. To be eligible you must be homebound and have difficulty preparing meals. Income and assets are not considered when determining eligibility, but a donation towards the cost of the meals is requested.
Home delivered meals are authorized in those situations where a client is in need of a hot nutritious meal and they are unable to prepare their own because of illness or disability. The meals and those individuals who volunteer to deliver those meals are coordinated through the DuPage Senior Citizen Council.
Last year over 2,000 DuPage County senior citizens received more than 230,000 home delivered meals, over 1,200 meals were delivered each week day.
To find out more information on Congregate Senior Dining Centers, or to volunteer to deliver meals to homebound seniors, call DuPage Senior Citizens Council at (630) 620-0804.