Home Delivered Meals and Nutrition Program

Eleven different meal centers in the seven-county area serve approximately 1780 nutritious, home delivered meals five days a week to homebound older persons.  These frozen meals are packaged five meals to a box and are delivered once a week.  These meals are developed by a dietician and meet one-third of the daily recommended allowance for nutrition.

To qualify, an individual must be 60 years of age or older and homebound.  An initial assessment form is required on all potential clients.  To be eligible, a client must score a 22 or above.  The score is calculated on several levels such as: nutrition risk, activities of daily living (ADL), instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), income and rural status, just to name a few.

Some meals are provided to individuals under the age of 60. However, those individuals are Medicaid beneficiaries and must be referred by Medicaid Waiver.

Congregate meals are also offered at Caledonia, Columbus Friendly, Eupora, Macon and Mathiston nutrition centers.  Participants must be 60 years of age or older or the spouse of someone 60 years of age or older.  These sites are open Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Meals are served between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.  Planned programs and activities are available to participants at the centers.

If you are interested in the Nutrition Program, contact Melody Bensend at (662) 324-7860 ext. 1113.