WHO RECEIVES THE MEALS?
The Lee’s Summit Meals on Wheels program is designed for persons who desire and need to have a well balanced and nutritious meal delivered to their home. Some are unable because of age or physical handicaps to shop or prepare meals for themselves. Others are in temporary convalescent situations and some find it difficult to prepare proper meals for just one person.
A hot meal is delivered to the recipient’s home between 11:00 A.M. and 12:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. Meals are also available on holidays if it is on a weekday. During the school year, if R-7 is closed due to weather, meals will not be delivered.
Prospective recipients may be referred by hospitals, doctors, ministers, social service agencies, families, friends or individuals may request the service for themselves.
WHO PREPARES THE MEALS?
Meals are prepared at the Lee’s Summit Medical Center.
The meals are carefully packed in thermal trays assuring temperature control.
WHO DELIVERS THE MEALS?
Volunteers donate their time and own transportation to deliver the meals. They volunteer individually or through civic organization or churches and do so because of their desire to be of service to the Meals on Wheels recipients. From 1974 through 2013, over 440,000 meals have been served locally.
WHO PAYS FOR THE MEALS?
Recipients or their families pay for the meals. Presently, the cost per meal is minimal. For those unable to pay the full amount, partial subsidy is available. Recipients are requested to send payment by mail to Meals On Wheels Of Lee’s Summit, P.O. Box 1393, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063.