Apply for Meals
Meals on Wheels of Hendricks County provides nutritious meals for those are homebound, recovering from illness or surgery or are unable to prepare healthy meals on their own. While there is a small charge we never turn away a client for inability to pay. We have several alternative options available. Meals can be delivered Monday - Friday or specific days of the week. We serve all of Hendricks County.
To apply to receive services, complete an online application or contact Meals on Wheels of Hendricks County at 317-745-3469, weekdays from 8:30am - 1pm.
If you need financial assistance for the cost of your meals, it may take up to 30 days to process your application and begin meal delivery.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who prepares the meals? Meals are prepared by Hendricks Regional Health in Danville. The menus are created and overseen by the Nutrition and Dietetics staff at HRH.
What time is meal delivery? Meals are delivered anytime between 11:15am – 1:00pm. We cannot guarantee delivery times, but please be assured that we are trying to get your meals to you as quickly as possible.
Who delivers the meals? Meals are delivered by volunteers. All our volunteers have passed a background check. They are donating their time, using their own vehicle and paying for their own gas to bring meals to your door.
Do you deliver on holidays? We do not deliver on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
Do you deliver on the weekend? No.
Do you deliver more than once a day? No. All clients receive a hot meal. If you opt for two meals; the second meal, which is a cold deli type sandwich with a side will be delivered at the same time as the hot meal.
Is there a menu to pick from? No. Due to preparing in large quantities, it would be difficult to tailor each meal to the specific client’s likes and dislikes. All of our clients receive the same meal unless there is a dietary restriction. All clients must submit a diet order from their physician along with their completed application.
What if I don’t like something? No substitutions are allowed unless there is a dietary restriction, an allergy or religious belief.
How do I pay? If you are a self- pay client; all invoices will be mailed by the 7th of the following month of meal delivery. (i.e. for May meals, invoices will be mailed by the 7th of June – then due by June 30th).
What forms of payment do you accept? Check, ACH, Debit or Credit cards. If you would like to set up an auto payment, please contact the MOW office.
What if I have a complaint or suggestion? Please call us, we love to hear from you!
How do I cancel meal delivery? Simply give us 24 hours notice. Please do not ask the volunteer to cancel meals.
What are the benefits of receiving Meals on Wheels? Meals on Wheels helps people maintain their independence and remain in the comfort of their own homes.
Emergency Situations: If a volunteer finds a MOW client in distress or in need of help, it is our policy that we call 911. Then attempt to reach your emergency contact. The volunteer is not allowed to move or pick up the client.
The benefits of meal services go beyond continuing to live in your own home as you age — programs such as Meals on Wheels, which follows a “more than a meal” philosophy, can reduce loneliness and increase safety.