'MEALS ON WHEELS' PROGRAM:
TVSC's 'Meals on Wheels' program offers home cooked, nutritional, well balanced meals that are overseen by a registered dietitian. The meals are prepared twice a week on site by our TVSC cook and volunteers. These meals are delivered by dedicated volunteers to home bound and disabled residents unable to cook for themselves for one reason or another.
Residents can receive hot meals on delivery days (currently Monday and Wednesday) as well as home cooked frozen meals (microwaveable) for other days if requested. All meals are prepared and packaged at the Center, and dietician approved. You do not need to have a physician's order to receive meals at your home. Anyone age 60 or older, home bound, recovering from hospitalization, rehabilitation, unable to cook, or finding it hard to cook because of food supply or transportation issues can receive meals with just a phone call to Rita Copeland at (802) 223-3322.
You can receive as many meals as you need each week to help address your situation. You may receive meals for long term or short term, whatever will help you have the proper daily nutrition to help you remain healthy and in your own home.
A donation of $5.00 per meal is suggested, but meals will be delivered upon request regardless of ability to pay. Our program is partially covered through a contract with Central Vermont Council on Aging through the 'Older Americans Act'. We are reimbursed $3.76 per meal. The remaining cost of the program is funded by donors and fundraising efforts. We want to make sure that no senior in the six towns we serve goes hungry.
The senior center serves approximately 1,000 meals monthly.