Meals on Wheels Program

Meals On Wheels Program
The Meals on Wheels Program (MOW) is designed to make it easier for people and their caregivers to eat well. It also provides family and friends the security of knowing their loved ones will enjoy at least one healthy meal a day delivered to their home.

Meals are delivered to anyone 60 years or older who cannot leave their home without assistance and who are unable to prepare meals themselves.   We deliver anywhere in Island County both on Whidbey and Camano Island right to your front door.  Deliveries are made every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 11 am and 1pm (except for holidays and sever weather days).  Hot meals and frozen meals are provided in biodegradable trays which can be heated in a microwave or oven. 

The Meals on Wheels Program consists of volunteers delivering meals three times a week while at the same time checking on the safety of those homebound seniors who may need further assistance.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM

Whidbey Island

If you or someone you know could benefit from MOW service on Whidbey Island, call the South Whidbey-Bayview Senior Center at 360-321-1600  or 360-678-3373 and ask for Leslie Saelens, Meals on Wheels Assessor, or Debbie Metz, Nutrition Director.

Camano Island

If you live on Camano Island, contact Nancy Martineau at 360-387-0222 or Ginny Berube 360-387-6201 at the Camano Community Center.

ENROLLMENT

Enrolling is easy! You can call us directly, contact us by email, or fill-out the online submission to start the process for enrolling in the Meals on Wheels program.

Contact Us By Phone

Assessor Leslie Saelens will assess applicant’s eligibility within two weeks of initiation. Reassessments are done once a year or sooner if deemed necessary. Call us at 360-321-1600 with your questions.

Contact Us By Email

You may email us your questions and interest in the Meals on Wheels Program by sending an email to Debbie Metz at debbiem@islandseniorservices.org

Meet me

I’m “Caroline.” I have had a very full life helping others. First, I was in the Peace Corps in the 1960’s, then taught adults to read, and aided in numerous disaster areas through my church’s relief program. I never earned much money but felt rich through what I did. I’m 82 now, have no pension, and live on social security. I live alone and have no family. I used to have to choose between paying bills and buying food. Then, the neighbor who brings my mail saw my barren cupboards when she stayed for tea. That day she signed me up to receive Meals on Wheels. She donates to the program to cover my meals. Now I eat every day. The volunteer delivery drivers have become my friends. They watch over me. Now my money can cover the heating bill. I am warm and fed, for the first time in a very long time.

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