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May 15

Meals on Wheels

Posted on May 15, 2015 at 3:18 PM by Charlene Webster

Did you Know...Burlington County has an outstanding Meals on Wheels program for our senior citizens.

It is estimated that about 100,000 meals were distributed between the Meals on Wheels and the Congregate Meal Program in 2013, and that number grew to roughly 110,000 in 2014. 

The Burlington County Meals on Wheels program provides home made, well balanced meals to home bound residents of the county who are 60 years of age or older.  Menus include options for both regular and diabetic diets, and are developed and approved by a dietician and a chef. 

Delivery drivers make it a priority to connect with Meals on Wheels clients and their families, and the program often distributes birthday place-mats from the Moorestown Quilters, in addition to holiday gift baskets.

Eligibility is based on age, inability to prepare meals for yourself or have family or other support systems available to do it for you.  A list of more detailed criteria can be found on our website.

Meals are delivered Monday through Friday from 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.

The Meals on Wheels program also offers Books on Wheels through the Burlington County Library System.  There is assistance available for clients who don’t have a library card.  Clients can request materials from libraries within the system, and they will be mailed to their home.  Large print books and audio books are also available.  When clients are finished with their books, a Meals on Wheels driver will return it to the library for them, and there are no late fees for overdue materials.

The program is not based on income, though donations are accepted.  However, no person is turned away because of inability to pay.  Food Stamps are not accepted.


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