Delivering more than a meal every Monday-Friday.
Chapel Hill Carrboro Meals on Wheels delivers a hot, balanced meal along with a quick, friendly check-in, Monday-Friday. 1 in 5 seniors in NC and 1 in 7 in Orange County are food insecure, and hundreds of thousands more are isolated or lonely. A hot meal and a friendly check-in are a lifeline to our recipients, offering sustenance, security and community. Meals on Wheels supports the efforts of older adults, homebound adults, and those convalescing to age in place with dignity.
Volunteers deliver meals 5 days a week, between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. Recipients must be home during delivery to receive a meal.
For recipients who are not home each day at lunch due to medical appointments, dialysis, or rehab, Meals on Wheels can deliver a box of 5 frozen meals once a week. The recipients receiving these meals need the ability to heat the meals in a microwave.
CHCMOW serves older adults, homebound adults and those convalescing in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and southern Orange County, who do not have access to, or the ability to prepare, healthy meals. People of all incomes may be eligible. CHCMOW does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.
Each hot meal delivered costs approximately $8. Fees are based on a recipient's income, using a sliding scale. Eligibility for Meals on Wheels is not dependent on a recipient’s ability to pay.
Apply to Get Meals
To apply or refer a recipient, complete and submit the short form by clicking on the "Apply for Meals" link below. The potential recipient will be contacted promptly. For more information, please email us at email@example.com or call (919) 942-2948. As of January 2020, Chapel Hill Carrboro Meals on Wheels has a waitlist for service. We encourage potential recipients or those who refer potential recipients to still apply for meals.