Everything you want to know about Meals on Wheels and More program

In partnership with San Juan County Senior Services, the Senior Services Council of San Juan County, and San Juan County Senior Centers, the Meals on Wheels and More Program provides freshly prepared Senior Community Meals at the Lopez Island, Orcas Island and Mullis (San Juan Island) Senior Centers.

Homebound seniors throughout the County also receive “Meals on Wheels” delivered right to their door. All meals are nutritionally balanced and are offered to “seniors” age 60 and over on a donation-only basis.

The suggested donation is $5 per meal, but no senior is ever turned away due to inability to donate.

Who is eligible to participate in the donation-based Meals on Wheels and More Program?

Senior Community Meals: 

Age 60 or over, Or

Spouse/Domestic Partner of eligible senior, Or

Unpaid Caregiver or Disabled Dependent of eligible senior, Or

Volunteer with the Senior Community Meals Program

*Persons under age 60 who do not meet one of the criteria above may enjoy the meal for a cost of $7.

Home Delivered “Meals on Wheels”

Age 60 or over, AND Homebound, Or

Spouse/Domestic Partner of eligible senior, Or

Unpaid Caregiver or Disabled Dependent of eligible senior, Or

Volunteer with the Meals on Wheels Program

The Meals on Wheels and More Program is partially funded by federal grants and client meal donations. However, it also depends on funding from non-federal grants and private donations. For years the Program ran a deficit in San Juan County, relying on the WCOA’s limited reserve funds to cover the loss. Facing possible cuts to the vital program, seniors from all three centers worked with Meals on Wheels and More staff to identify new sources of funding for the program.

Thanks to grants from the United Way of San Juan County as well as funding from San Juan County government approved by voters through the 2014 lid lift levy, Meals on Wheels and More has been able to continue their current service in San Juan County.

Senior Community Meals are offered at noon at the following locations:

Lopez Island Senior Center (Woodmen Hall): Wednesdays and Fridays 360-468-2421

Mullis Community Senior Center (Friday Harbor): Mondays and Thursdays 360-378-2677

Orcas Island Senior Center (Eastsound): Mondays, Wednesdays, and  Fridays 360-376-2677

The Meals on Wheels and More Program is a program of the WCOA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Bellingham.

For more information about Senior Community Meals or Meals on Wheels in San Juan County, contact one of the above senior centers or call 360-733-4030 ext 1025.

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