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Set the Table with Meals on Wheels

Indulge in delicious meals from the comfort of your own home. Thanks to our Meals on Wheels program, you or your loved one can enjoy the convenience of prepared dishes and the joy of meaningful human connection every day when each new meal arrives.

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Select tasty, nutritious meals.

Our menu includes varied, heart-healthy, nutritious meals designed to satisfy a variety of needs and palates. And because choice is important, you or your loved one will enjoy the freedom to select between two hot, hearty options and a deli meal daily! 

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Enjoy convenience you can count on.

Our dedicated team of drivers and volunteers delivers hot meals Monday through Friday, with frozen meals also available for you or your loved ones to enjoy whenever you please. Our drivers deliver so much more than a meal. Because a driver may be the only person a participant sees during the day, they can be a vital lifeline in the event of a medical emergency.

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We're committed to serving the greater good.

Every day, WesleyLife helps combat food insecurity and social isolation in Central Iowa by delivering thousands of hot, delicious, and healthy meals to older adults and military veterans. Explore opportunities to become involved in our community engagement efforts below.

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Interested in becoming a corporate or community partner with the Meals on Wheels' Adopt a Route Program?
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Explore Our Meals on Wheels Menu

We offer at least three daily choices, and menus are refreshed often to keep things interesting! Explore our current menu and next month's menu to learn more about the options available to you or your loved one.

Ready to learn more? Fill out the form below to connect with our team.

Nutrition Information

Our Meals on Wheels menu offers nutrient-dense cuisine crafted by registered dietitians and chefs to meet the specific dietary needs of older adults.

Our menu offers:

  • A wide variety of heart-healthy, low-sodium options for those living with diabetes
  • Compliance with the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans
  • A minimum of one-third of Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)
  • Labels with nutrition details to keep you informed
  • Optional texture-modified (ground) meals on request to support participants with chewing or swallowing difficulties
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Become a Meals on Wheels driver.

Are you looking to make a difference in your community?

Meals on Wheels volunteers are making a real difference in our community, where thousands of individuals are unable to access or prepare affordable, nutritious meals. Help us combat food insecurity — we are in need of volunteers! Our volunteer opportunities range from driving a Meals on Wheels route over the noon hour to checking in with our clients by phone to make sure they're well and happy.

Sign up to become a volunteer driver.

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Check out our FAQs.

Find answers to your most common questions about Meals on Wheels.

Anyone older than 60 and military veterans of all ages. Meals on Wheels focuses on caring for individuals who have difficulty shopping for food or preparing meals. If you would like to learn more about our services, please don't assume you won't qualify! Contact us, and we'll let you know.

Meals are available at an already low cost of $9.15, and that cost may be further reduced or eliminated due to a client's financial situation. If a client is eligible, funding assistance is available through partners such as Polk County, Aging Resources of Central Iowa, and other State of Iowa-funded programs and initiatives, and through the generous support of the United Way of Central Iowa and private contributions. 

Meals are prepared in our own kitchen and personally delivered by our courteous, friendly drivers and volunteers. They deliver a warm "hello" with each meal as they check on the safety of their clients. With few exceptions, each client sees the same driver each day, establishing a connection.

For more information or to sign up for services, contact us or call (515) 699-3243.

See our current openings for employment with the Meals on Wheels team!

We are always looking for volunteers to help deliver meals and check in with our participants over the phone. If you are interested, click here to sign up. 

Organizations also have the opportunity to Adopt a Route, sharing volunteer responsibilities on a rotating basis.

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