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Who is eligible for a Home Delivered Meal?
A person is eligible to receive home delivered meals if he/she meets all of the following criteria for eligibility and if receipt of the meal is in the best interest of the homebound older person.
Goals of the Home Delivered Meal Program:
Service Delivery Areas:
Participants that reside in the cities of Algoma and Kewaunee can receive hot home-delivered meals Monday thru Friday. Participants that reside in the “rural" areas of the Kewaunee County will receive frozen home-delivered meals each week on a designated day of the week.
Participants that reside in Manitowoc County can receive hot, cold, and/or frozen home-delivered meals during the week. The number of delivery days and meal options vary by location.
Meals are delivered between 11:00 am-12:30 pm (11:00 am-1:00 pm in Two Rivers) except on holidays.
To cancel your meal please call 920-683-4180 or 877-416-7083. We are charged for ALL meals ordered so please call by 12:00 PM the day before.
Menus are subject to change.
Meals are reviewed by a registered dietitian and provide 1/3 of the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA) for adults.
Each meal contains:
Only certain meal sites are designed to manage a “therapeutic diet”. A concentrated sweet dessert can be replaced with fresh fruit or juice-packed canned fruit upon request. Participants are ultimately responsible to monitor the meal to assure it meets their dietary needs.
Meals are kept at safe temperatures during delivery. Please immediately refrigerate your meal if you are not going to eat it. Also, immediately refrigerate any leftovers or additional meals that you may receive. Eat the meal within 3 days of the date printed on the meal. Throw the food away 3 days past the date printed.
Reheating a meal in a paper tray: You may leave food in the paper tray. Peel back a corner of the plastic film. Reheat meal in the microwave for 2-3 minutes on high until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. If reheating in the oven you may leave food in the paper tray. Peel back a corner of the plastic film. Set oven to 350 degrees F, place tray on a cookie sheet, and heat for up to 10 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
The Home Delivered Meal Program is funded by federal, state and county funds and participant donations.
Referrals will be accepted from all sources by calling the Aging & Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore at 1-877-416-7083. A detailed phone interview may be necessary so that meals can be started promptly. A personal assessment will be completed no later then two weeks after beginning the Home Delivered Meals Program. At that time, the Nutrition Coordinator will determine continued eligibility. If found ineligible for the program, meal service will be canceled at that time.
It is the expectation of the Program that participants will be home at the time of meal delivery. If a participant is unaccounted for at the time of the meal delivery, the volunteer will contact the Aging & Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore office with this information. Office staff will then attempt to contact the listed emergency contacts, which the participant provided to the office for this suggested purpose.
The emergency contact person will be asked to check on the welfare of the participant. If the contact person is unavailable or unable to follow-up with the participant, a safety check will be requested of the local police/sheriff’s department.
Participant Satisfaction Survey
Participants of the Home Delivered Meal Program are asked to participate in a satisfaction survey that responds to both food quality and delivery of meals. This process assists the Aging & Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore in providing a quality service to the participants.
Compliance with the program policies is required to assure on-going participation in the Home Delivered Meal Program and assure a quality service to the participant.
We try very hard to deliver our meals in spite of the weather but every now and then a winter storm is too much for even our courageous drivers. We hope that everyone receiving meals will have a special shelf with food for emergency use.
Keep some of the following food on hand and use it if an emergency arises.
If weather conditions are severe, announcements of our closings will be made starting by at least 8:00 a.m. on WDOR in Kewaunee County and on WOMT, WCUB, or WHBL in Manitowoc County. The cancellations are also usually announced on local television stations. When schools are cancelled due to inclement weather, meal sites will be closed and no meals will be delivered that day.
It is the policy of Manitowoc County to comply with the equal opportunity policy and standards of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, the Department of Health Services and the Department of Workforce Development and all applicable state and federal statutes and regulations relating to nondiscrimination in employment and service delivery.