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  $7 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.

IN THESE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES,
WE NEED YOUR HELP MOST!


In the midst of this unprecedented circumstance, we are working to fulfill the rising needs and costs of our programs to ensure essential nutrition is available to our home-bound seniors, children, and families who do not have access to meals.

At this critical time, we need the community’s support to feed those in need. We are grateful to have received a $50,000, $1:$1 match from The Steven and Natalee Herrig Family Foundation for Emergency Relief.


Spoon-fed baby

PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A GIFT…TOGETHER WE FEED MANATEE!