FAQs on the Meals on Wheels Program:

What is the age limit for Meals On Wheels?

Homebound seniors age 60 and older may qualify to receive Meals on Wheels.  Spouses of home-bound seniors, regardless of their age, may also qualify.

Where does SSP deliver their meals?

Meals On Wheels are delivered to 22 townships in Madison and St. Clair Counties.

How are the meals prepared?

Each meal is reviewed by a registered dietician, and then prepared by our nutrition staff at our Alton location.  Preparation, handling, and delivery strictly adhere to all local and state health laws and ordinances.

How much does the program cost?

The suggested donation SSP’s Meals On Wheels Program is $4.00 per meal.  Neither your ability to donate nor the amount of your donation will affect your eligibility to receive a meal.

How do I know if I am eligible for the program?

For anyone who applies, an in-home assessment must be completed by the Southwestern Illinois Visiting Nurses Association (VNA).  This appointment can be made through Senior Services Plus, Inc. by calling 618-465-3298 Ext 107 or 111.

What if I do not qualify or don’t want to participate in an assessment?

Individuals who do not qualify can sign up as a private pay client.  There is no age restriction and the fee is $5.00 per day.

What does my donation do for the Meals On Wheels Program?

Donations are greatly needed and help to offset the cost of food, containers, and delivery.

How long can I receive Meals On Wheels?

The Meals-on-Wheels program can be set up on an ongoing basis, or is available temporarily for those recovering from a physical set back such as surgery, illness, injury, etc.

When will my meals start coming?

All meals are delivered Monday through Friday between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and can start after your assessment is completed.

What if I need a meal over the weekend or on a holiday?

Although we do not deliver on holidays, we will deliver a frozen meal the day before so that you don’ miss a meal. If you need meals on the weekend, two frozen meals can be delivered on Fridays.

Where can I get a meal and socialize at the same time?

Our delivery drivers take congregate meals to the following locations in Madison and St. Clair Counties:

-Hagnauer Township Hall (2060 Delmar in Granite City, IL)

-Senior Services Plus (2603 N. Rodgers in Alton, IL)

-Marian Heights Apartments (20 MarianHeights in Alton, IL)

-Westfield Manor Apartments (7245 Westfield Plaza Drive in Belleville, IL)