Meals FAQ

When are the home-delivered meals prepared?

All home-delivered meals are prepared daily Monday- Friday.

Do the home-delivered meals meet daily dietary requirements?

The home-delivered meals provide ⅓ of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for a 72 year-old female and are approved by a registered dietitian. Pureed meals are available for individuals who have special dietary needs.

Who delivers the home-delivered meals?

Our team of trusted, background checked and trained volunteers deliver the meals daily on 52 routes across Manatee County.

How do I qualify for home-delivered meal funding?

Our nutritious home-delivered meals may be available for persons meeting the following criteria:

  • If you or your loved one is 60+ years of age OR disabled.
  • Referred by the Department of Children and Families and between 18 and 59 years of age.
  • Home-bound.
  • Physically/medically unable to prepare meals.

Can I still purchase meals if I don’t meet the requirements above?

Yes, our ‘Convenient Cuisine’ are available for  $6 each. Please order 24 hours in advance. Must pre-pay using a credit or debit card. *Subject to local delivery route.

How do I get home-delivered meals?

You can register for home-delivered meals with our online application here or call 941-747-4655.