Homebound MealsMore than just a meal!
We're celebrating something special!
March 2022, marked the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA) Nutrition Program - which includes our Homebound Meal and Community Cafe Programs. In 1972, the OAA was amended to include a national nutrition program for adults 60 and older. For 50 years now, the nutrition program has provided support and independence for the country's senior population.
Although March is over, we're celebrating the rest of this year!
Meals are delivered by friendly volunteers to homebound older adults throughout Brown County.
Stay in your home. Stay independent.
Enjoy a hot, nutritious lunch from the comfort of home!
Persons receiving a meal say it helps them continue living in their home.
It’s more than just a meal.
Along with lunch comes a short visit, wellness check, and links to other services and support.
Am I eligible for a meal*?
You may be eligible for meals if you are:
- Age 60 or older, for the most part homebound, and unable to safely prepare meals on your own
- The spouse of someone who is eligible for meals
- Adult with a disability living with an eligible person who is receiving meals
*Adults under age 60 may qualify. Meals provided to FamilyCare or IRIS applicants with a meal authorization. Please call.
How do I sign up?
Call ADRC (920) 448-4300 to schedule a visit to meet with you in your home.
What's for lunch?
Scroll down for the current monthly menus.
I’m on Family Care/IRIS, can I get meals delivered?
Meals are available with a service authorization.
Work with your Care Manager/Care Consultant to include meals in your care plan.
How long can I get meals delivered?
Meals are available on a long-term or temporary basis depending on your needs. Some receive meals short-term while recovering from illness or surgery, while a caregiver is out of town, or when driving is more difficult, like in winter.
Or you can receive meals long-term, helping you stay in your home so you or your caregiver have one less meal to shop for and prepare.
When and where are meals delivered?
Meal delivery is around the noon hour and is available Monday – Friday in most parts of Brown County, including:
- Green Bay
- De Pere
- Parts of Ashwaubenon
- Suamico (Tuesday and Thursdays only)
- Wrightstown (Tuesday and Thursdays only)
Call (920) 448-4300 to find out about delivery in your area.
Can you provide for my special diet?
We serve a general diet. Go to this ADRC Monthly Menu link to see what’s for lunch.
Special diet meals (low-sodium, texture modified, and gluten free meals) are not available. To learn more about services for special dietary needs, call us at (920) 448-4300.
All meals contain grains, protein, 1% milk, at least 3 servings of fruits and/or vegetables, and dessert most days. We try to limit sodium content by not adding salt during cooking, but some processed items will be higher in sodium.
Is there a cost?
Meals are available on a donation basis for eligible customers. The suggested donation is $4.00 per meal. Donations are voluntary and confidential. No eligible participant will be denied meals based on their ability to contribute.
FamilyCare or IRIS participants can get meals provided if they are included in your care plan and invoiced to the Managed Care Organization.
How do I sign up for homebound meals?
You or your caregiver can call us at (920) 448-4300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will schedule a visit to meet you in your home.
All applications are subject to eligibility criteria review and route availability.
Approved applicants can begin meals in as little as two days.
We Need You!
Enjoy working with older adults?
There are volunteer opportunities for packaging, serving, and meal delivery.
Flexibility to fit your schedule!
Call (920) 448-4300 to learn more.
Check out our monthly menu! It includes a variety of meals for every taste. (ADRC Menu for Homebound meal delivery, Community Cafes, and Pick-up.)
ADRC Homebound Meal Program
Printable flyer about the homebound meal program.
Homebound Meals Online Application
Secure online applications to be used by professionals to make referrals for the ADRC Homebound Meal Program. Individuals interested in Homebound Meals call (920) 448-4300.
Referencia para Comidas en Casa (Español)
Esta forma segura es para ser usada por profesionales para referir a clientes al programa de comidas en casa. Las personas que estén interesadas en las comidas llamen (920) 448-6462.
Brown County Food Resources
Information about pantries, community meals, food share, and other programs that provide food assistance.
Despensas de Alimentos en el condado de Brown
Un recurso con informacion sobre despensas de alimentos, comedores comunitarios, FoodShare y otras programas que proveen la assistencia de comida.
Food Delivery & Pick-up
List of grocery stores offering online and phone ordering with at store pick-up or delivery.
Community Meals Response to Coronavirus Emergency
List of free community meal programs and changes to their emergency process during the Coronavirus Emergency. Includes school age free meal locations.
Fully Cooked Meals Delivered to Your Door
List of meal prep and delivery services. Order meals for weekly delivery.
Federal program created to stop hunger and improve health and nutrition. It helps income eligible individuals and families purchase the food they need for good health. The application process includes a phone interview with Bay Lake Consortium and filling out an online application. Call the Bay Lake Consortium 1-888-794-5747 today to check for eligibility and complete your phone interview.