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Home Bound Meals
1. Are the meals available where I live?

Meal delivery is available to eligible persons who live in the Green Bay metropolitan area, De Pere, Pulaski, Denmark, most of Howard, parts of Ashwaubenon and on Tuesdays & Thursdays only in Suamico. Routes do fill up, if this is the case you will be put on a waiting list. Call (920) 448-4300 to be sure a slot is available on the route in your area.

2. Cancellations- What if I won't be home when the meal is delivered?

Participants who will not be home during the delivery time, are asked to call one the Homebound Meals phone lines listed below by 11:00 a.m. one weekday in advance. The volunteers who deliver the meals are not allowed to leave the meal unless the participant is present or has made prior arrangements with the Homebound Meal program.
If you live in:
Denmark 920-863-8097
De Pere 920-983-1675
Pulaski 920-822-8100
Green Bay Metro Area 920-492-4999 (Includes Ashwaubenon, Howard, Suamico)


3. Is there a cost?

Meals are available on a donation basis for eligible participants and with an approved waiver if under age 60. Donation suggestions are mailed to participants on a monthly basis. The suggested donation is $4.00 per meal. If you are eligible for meals but can't afford the suggested donation you will not be denied participation in the program.

4. What the meals are like, what about special diets?

A general diet is provided, designed to meet one third of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for persons age 60 and over. Ground or pureed foods are not available. Menus can be downloaded from the Home Bound Meals and Forms & Documents pages.

There are no special diets, however the meals are appropriate for most persons and provide excellent nutrition. If you have special diet needs, have recently been advised to change your eating habits, or are struggling with eating right, check out these valuable services:

Nutrition Information and Risk Assessment:
Nutrition Counseling - Nutrition Counseling is provided by a Registered Dietitian who will meet with you to evaluate your current eating patterns and help you develop an eating plan to suit your individual needs and dietary requirements. Call (920) 448-4300 for a referral to the program.
Every participant receives helpful information about good nutrition, recipes, safe food storage, food & drug interactions, and much more. Application for the program includes a short evaluation tool that helps you identify if you are at low, medium or high nutritional risk. It's a great way to see how you can improve your eating or other habits to improve your quality of life.


5. When are the meals delivered?

Meals are delivered Monday - Friday around the noon hour. The only exceptions are if the Green Bay or your community's Public Schools close due to inclement weather and for major holidays. Participants are offered the opportunity to sign up for a home delivered meal on Thanksgiving and Christmas from the local churches who sponsor meal programs on these holidays.

6. Who are the meals designed for?

Home Bound Meals are designed to provide one hot, nutritious meal each weekday if you are:

60 years of age or older; (Note: adults age 18+ who are on disability or in the process of applying for disability can apply for a waiver to be considered for the program)

and

  • not able to prepare meals for themselves;
  • not able to get out to a dining site or restaurant; and
  • don't have someone to prepare a meal for them.

    The Nutrition Coordinator will contact you to discuss your situation to not only help you apply for the home bound meals but also other programs in the community that will help satisfy your nutritional needs or other needs you may have.

    Meals can be ordered on a temporary basis for instance if you are laid up due to recovery from an illness or surgery or on a long-term basis so that you can remain independent and in your home.
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