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How do you apply for Meals on Wheels?

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Apply for Meals on Wheels through one of more than 5,000 local, independently run programs throughout the United States. To locate one of these programs, visit the Get Started portal on the website for Meals on Wheels America.

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How do you apply for Meals on Wheels?
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Meals on Wheels America encourages residents to call a local agency to get the application process started. To discover one of these agencies, input a ZIP code or city/state combination into the Get Started section of the website. As you input the information, a drop-down menu fills in the data for you. Click on the magnifying glass icon to perform the search.

The search engine returns on the Meals on Wheels America website bring up a list and virtual map. Each entry contains the agency name, address and phone number, and some entries have a website for the charitable organization. Click on an entry to highlight its location on the virtual map, and zoom in on the map to view a closer perspective of the location. Click on Website to open a new Web browser tab for the local organization. Scroll down the list to see more agencies.

Meals on Wheels starts with an application process, but further assessments may be required. Some programs need a referral letter from a qualified doctor or social worker. Meals on Wheels delivers meals to homebound citizens, generally 60 years old or older, who have mobility issues and cannot prepare meals on their own.

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