In order to be eligible for home delivered meals, a person must be aged 60 years or older and physically or mentally unable to leave their home. A limited number of meals are available for those who are age 18 - 59 years and disabled. In some situations, an eligible person’s caregiver may also receive meals.
Both meal programs are co-sponsored by the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Commission on Aging. Federal funds assist in the cost of meal planning and preparation.
Priority is given to prospective clients as follows:
Individuals who are in the protective services program of the Missouri Division of Aging
Those who cannot provide meals for themselves and have no friends, family, or neighbors to help them do so
Those with only intermittent support, such as only on weekends or evenings
Those who can provide meals for themselves on occasion, but can not attend a senior center on a regular basis
Those who have a spouse or caregiver in the home and it is to the advantage of the homebound client to receive meals