Pima Meals on Wheels
Do you have difficulties preparing meals, and struggle with mobility?
If you’re a home-bound older adult or you live with a disability, cooking and getting adequate daily nutrition may pose some challenges. PCOA offers the Pima Meals on Wheels program (home delivered meals) throughout Pima County and provides you with one-third of your nutritious food for the day. Good nutrition can help manage, prevent, or even reverse common health conditions. By receiving proper nutrition, you can significantly reduce your risk of ongoing health issues.
To determine if you are eligible to receive meals, PCOA and its dedicated community partners will perform an assessment and an in-home evaluation. Our qualified helpline staff will discuss your eligibility for home-delivered meals and will refer you to the agency that delivers meals in your area (Catholic Community Services or Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest.)
For more information and to be pre-screened for the program, call PCOA’s Intake Helpline at 520-790-7262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not qualify for the Pima Meals on Wheels program, our helpline staff will discuss other meal options within your community (some of which may have a cost associated with them).
This program is in part funded through suggested participant donations of $3.00 per meal, though service is not denied to people who are unable to donate. All contributions assist in covering the cost of providing the service. Pima Meals on Wheels is a program of PCOA in collaboration with community subcontracted agencies: Catholic Community Services, Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, and Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.
Pima Meals on Wheels meals are designed to meet one-third of the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) for older adults as established by the National Academy of Sciences. Nutritious foods are included in a six-week menu cycle that provides required amounts of vitamins, minerals, calories, and fiber in every meal. Meals are prepared using low-fat, low-sodium, low-sugar, and high-fiber foods and provide a variety of fruits, vegetables, and entrees. Meals are appropriate for most diets.
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