Meals on Wheels
The Cleveland Heights Meals on Wheels is a community-based program that began in 1978 with the goal of providing nutritious food, a friendly visit, and a quick safety check for homebound senior citizens.
The Cleveland Heights organization includes volunteers who pack and deliver the meals, a board of directors, kitchen staff at McGregor Retirement Community, and Cleveland Heights Office on Aging staff.
A hot meal and a cold bagged meal are packed in the Fairmount Presbyterian Church kitchen and delivered to homebound senior citizens four days a week (M,W,Th F) between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm (a meal can be delivered on Monday to cover Tuesday).
The Meals on Wheels service is intended for both the long-term homebound person and for shorter term situations for as many days needed. The cost of meals is $7.25 per day for two meals. If funds are available, meals can be subsidized as the program is self-supporting and does not receive government funds.
If interested in receiving meals for yourself or a family member, contact the Cleveland Heights Office on Aging at 216-691-7698 or e-mail Anne Griffith at email@example.com.
“While the food delivery is an important aspect of Meals on Wheels, another valuable part is that a friendly person is there to say hi and check in with the senior.”
- Meals on Wheels Volunteer
How to Volunteer
Volunteers are needed for about two hours, usually 10:00 am - 12:30 pm. Several volunteer opportunities are available: using a vehicle to pick up the food at McGregor, packing the food in individual portions in the Fairmount Presbyterian Church kitchen, and delivering the meals.
For information about volunteering, contact volunteer coordinator Marlene Perez, 216-571-6659 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More about Meals on Wheels
To donate to the program, send funds to
Meals on Wheels of Cleveland Heights, Inc.
PO Box 18499
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118-0499.
Volunteers wear a mask for the delivery and limit contact while still offering a friendly greeting with the meal delivery.