Recipient Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ's

  • Adults 60 and older
  • Homebound
  • Chronically ill - struggling to prepare meals due to physical or mental health challenges
  • Lives alone or living with someone who is also unable to prepare meals - spouses may also be eligible.

Meals can be delivered on a short- or long-term basis. 

The full price of a meal is $7.70 per meal.  If a client is not able to cover the cost of their meals, we utilize funds from a variety of sources. We do encourage all clients, if they are able, to contribute quarterly to the cost of their meals. 

You can choose to receive 5 meals 3 days per week or 3 meals one day per week.


  • Monday - 1 Hot Ready to Eat Meal
  • Tuesday - 1 Hot Meal to Eat Meal
  • Thursday - 2 Frozen Meals & 1 Cold Fresh Picnic Ready to Eat Meal


  • Thursday - 2 Frozen Meals & 1 Cold Fresh Picnic Ready to Eat Meal

We do not deliver meals on Wednesdays or Fridays. 

We are closed and will not be delivering meals on major holiday which includes:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving - Thursday & Friday
  • Winter Holidays - 3 days depending on calendar year

When you start the program, we will give you a calendar with the dates we are closed. 

You can receive up to 5 meals per week. 

Some state and federally funded programs may determine how many meals you can receive.  If this applies to you, be sure to contact your case manager or social worker to confirm. 

On a rare occasion, we must cancel meal delivery to ensure the safety of our volunteers due to dangerous road conditions.  If Haywood County Schools closes due to weather, we will not deliver that day.  If Haywood County Schools has a weather delay, we try to deliver meals.  We will inform volunteers and recipients via robo calls and/or voicemail updates regarding unexpected weather closings.  There may be times due to weather that we are delivering, but some routes may not be delivered depending on volunteer safety comfort and area of county.  

Listen to WLOS channel 13 for school closings to stay informed.  In the event that weather conditions cause us to cancel delivery, we will make every effort to contact each client and volunteer.

Because we know unexpected weather will happen each year, we provide shelf stable meals to all recipients, typically in November, in preparation for these weather closings.  We advise that you save these shelf stable meals for these types of closings, but when we have made it through winter weather by spring, please eat these meals whenever you choose so they are consumed before the upcoming year.

  • A nutritional meal with a balanced diet
  • Nutritional independence from friends and family
  • Ability to remain at home
  • Restore/maintain good health
  • Social interaction with volunteers

You can call our office at 828-356-2442 for assistance, or complete the Client Application. Once we receive your completed application, we will contact you to complete the process.