Meals on Wheels

The Cleveland Heights Meals on Wheels is a community-based program that began in 1978 with the goal of providing nutritious food, a friendly visit, and a quick safety check for homebound senior citizens. 

Volunteers pack and deliver the meals and also administer the program.

A hot meal and a cold bagged meal are delivered to homebound senior citizens four days a week (M,W,Th F) between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm.

If interested in receiving meals for yourself or a family member, contact the Office on Aging at 216-691-7698 or e-mail Anne Griffith at chooa@clvhts.com.

A social worker will help the caller navigate the registration. The cost of the program is $6.25 per day, this includes two meals. If funds are available, meals can be subsidized. The program is self-supporting and does not receive government funds. 

The service is intended for both the long-term homebound person and for shorter term situations after surgery or serious injury.

The meals are prepared by the kitchen staff at McGregor Retirement Community and volunteers use the Fairmount Presbyterian Church kitchen to pack the meals into individual portions for distribution.

“While the food delivery is an important aspect of Meals on Wheels, another valuable part is that a friendly person is there to say hi and check in with the senior.”
 - Meals on Wheels Volunteer

How to Volunteer

Volunteers are needed for about two hours, usually 10:00 am - 12:30 pm. Several volunteer opportunities are available: using a vehicle to pick up the food at McGregor, packing the food in individual portions in the Fairmount Presbyterian Church kitchen, and using a vehicle to deliver the meals.

Some volunteers perform several of these roles, and others volunteer for just one.

For information about volunteering, contact volunteer coordinator Marlene Perez, 216-571-6659 or marleneperez62@yahoo.com.

More about Meals on Wheels

The Cleveland Heights organization includes volunteers, a board of directors who administer the program and the social workers in the Office on Aging, including Supervisor Dynesha Stover-McDonald. 

To donate to the program, send funds to Meals on Wheels of Cleveland Heights, Inc., PO Box 18499, Cleveland Heights, 44118-0499.

COVID Precautions

Volunteers wear a mask for the delivery and limit contact while still offering a friendly greeting with the meal delivery.