Homebound Meals

More than Just a Meal!

Coronavirus Emergency Response

Protecting the health and safety of our customers, volunteers and staff is of utmost importance.  With this in mind we will be doing the following:

  • Homebound meal delivery will continue. We will work to increase our capapcity.
  • Volunteers reporting for duty will be screened using the CDC COVID-19 screening tool.
  • We practice ServSafe® packaging guidelines including handwashing and glove use in all food service programs.
  • Families will be offered a pickup option should they be concerned about home delivery.
  • Current homebound meals customers will receive information periodically in their meal bags.
  • Download the most recent notice here: Homebound Meals Notice to Participants and Families 3.13.2020

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.

Professionals can make referrals through the Homebound Meals on-line application.

FAQ

What's for Lunch?

Click this ADRC Menu Link to go to the Resource Library.  Monthly menus are at the top of the list!

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 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
  • Pulaski
  • Denmark
  • Howard
  • 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 i.e.: 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 most days a dessert.  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 included 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 at bc.adrc.hbm@browncountywi.gov and we will schedule a visit to meet you in your home.

Healthcare professionals can complete this ADRC Homebound meal on-line referral application.

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.

Resources

ADRC Homebound Meals Flyer

Printable general overview of ADRC Homebound Meal Program

Homebound Meals On-Line Application

Secure on-line application to be used by professionals to make referrals for the ADRC Homebound Meal Program.  Individuals and caregivers interested in Homebound Meals call 920-448-4300.

Brown County Food Resources

Information about pantries, community meals, food share, and other programs that provide food assistance.

Despensas de Alimentos en el condado el Brown (Food Resources-Spanish)

Despensas de Alimentos en el condado el Brown (Food Resources-Spanish) – Download
Un recurso con informacion sobre despensas de alimentos, comedores comunitarios, FoodShare y otras programas que proven la asistencia de comida.

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