Home-Delivered Meal Program

Meals on Wheels of RI’s Home-Delivered Meal Program was established in 1969 to help ensure the physical and mental well-being of homebound seniors. 

Today, the program remains the only nonprofit meal delivery program of its kind in Rhode Island, serving approximately 1,200 seniors statewide each weekday, from Woonsocket to Westerly.

Program participants receive a complete and nutritious, fully-prepared meal that meets one-third of their recommended daily dietary intake delivered right to their door.

Providing much more than a meal, the Home-Delivered Meal Program also ensures clients’ safety through a daily well-being check and works to lessen their feelings of isolation and loneliness with a friendly visit with one of our drivers.

In 2021, the program served 3,029 individuals and is on track to deliver its 20-millionth meal in early 2022.

Meals on Wheels of RI delivers meals to homebound individuals statewide by our small team of paid drivers and a network of over 700 volunteers.  Meals are delivered between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. each delivery day.

Meals are not delivered on the following holidays and other days, when the Meals on Wheels of RI office is closed:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Victory Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

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