ARE YOU IN OUR DELIVERY AREA?
Our meal delivery area is the City of Erie, Lawrence Park, Harborcreek, Millcreek, Fairview, Lake City, Girard, Waterford and Edinboro. If you live outside these areas, you may qualify for our Grocery Shopping and Delivery Program. If you do, those who are home bound or unable make their own meals should call us at (814) 452-6930
Our office hours are 8AM to 4PM Monday – Friday. Applying takes ten minutes and can be done right over the phone.
OUR MEAL PROGRAMS
We have two programs serving different types of recipients.
For home bound seniors and persons with disabilities of any age with the ability to pay for their meals. These are folks who cannot make their own meals, might be recuperating from an injury or hospital stay, or have other reasons where making meals has become a hardship. Home delivered meals are a terrific respite for care givers, too. One of the major benefits of home delivered meals are our volunteers who meet our clients face to face each weekday.
Under 60 Adults With Disabilities
A free meal program paid for by the PA Department of Human Services. These recipients are between the ages of 18 and 59 and must income qualify. Meals On Wheels Erie is the sole qualifier for these clients. Find out how you can qualify for these free meals.
WHATS IN A MEAL?
- A protein, starch and vegetable entree come delivered chilled in a Ready-To-Heat (RTH) cellophane sealed tray.
- A salad (leaf, cottage cheese, etc)
- A dessert (cake, cookie, etc.)
- 8 oz. of 2% milk
LECOM Senior Living Center prepares all meals for our Private Pay Program and our Under 60 Persons With Disabilities Program.
Click here for a sample menu.
CHOOSE FROM TWO MEAL TYPES
Regular Meal and Diet Meal. In our Diet Meal, we use low or no sugar substitutes for desserts for our diabetic clients or those just wishing to cut down on their sugar intake. All meals are low-sodium.
TIME OF DELIVERY
Our caring volunteers deliver meals Monday through Friday anytime between 9:30 AM and Noon. You can save your meal for the evening by simply refrigerating and heating it up using an oven or microwave (container is oven and microwave safe). Instructions are affixed to the container.
We do not deliver on holidays (see the menu for a list of holidays). However, you will not go without a meal! We will deliver a frozen meal for the holiday on the weekday before. For instance, for a Monday holiday, we will deliver a frozen meal on the preceding Friday. For a Thursday holiday, we will deliver the weekday before. Frozen meals also contain all the regular fresh sides and milk.
If you have any food allergies or other food restrictions we will make (a reasonable number of) substitutions. For instance, we offer 2% milk every day but will substitute with juice for those who are lactose intolerant.
OPTIONAL ADD-ON LIGHT MEAL – Included for Under 60 participants
For the heartier appetite or to stretch meals out, an optional Light Meal can be added to the main RTH meal and contains a cold sandwich, seasonal fresh fruit, and dessert.
OPTIONAL FROZEN WEEKEND MEALS
We offer frozen meals for the weekend and are delivered on Fridays. The protein/starch/vegetable portion is frozen and comes with reheating instructions. All other sides are fresh.
PRIVATE PAY PROGRAM
Ready To Heat and frozen meals are $6.50 each; optional add-on Light Meals are $2.00 each. Your monthly invoice depends on the delivery frequency and days in the month. Delivery is free.
We bill one month ahead on or about the 5th of the month. For example, you would pay for November meals at the end of October. Meals are based on the days in the month and change month to month.
We take personal and business checks, bank bill pay, and the SNAP Access card (food stamps). SNAP clients will receive a voucher in your invoice. Just sign and return like a check and we will debit your card. Sorry, due to high fees we cannot take credit cards at this time.
We require payment be made prior to the first day of the calendar month. Your check is your receipt.
CANCELLATIONS AND CREDITS
If you call by 12 Noon the previous weekday to cancel your meal you will not be charged for the meal. You will be credited for canceled meals on your next month’s invoice.
UNDER-60 PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Program (free meals)
For persons with disabilities between the ages of 18 and 59, the County Department of Human Services and the United Way help fund meals for those who qualify under the Human Service Development Fund of Pennsylvania:
- You must prove low income (Access Cardholder, for instance).
- You must be fully or partially, permanently, physically or mentally handicapped.
- You must live alone. Or, you may reside with someone else who is also incapable of preparing meals.
- You must not be a member of another program offering meals or meal preparation.
- Meals On Wheels Erie is the sole qualifying agent. The Executive Director will interview the candidate in their home and ask additional questions required by the program to determine eligibility.
For all Under 60 recipients, the Light Meal is automatically included in the meal delivery. Frozen weekend meals are not available on this program. Normally, this program is always full. Call (814) 452-6930 to have your name and information put on our waitlist.