WHAT WE OFFER
At Fresh Meals On Wheels we help our senior, disabled and homebound Sheboygan County neighbors remain independent and stay safely in the homes they love by providing fresh, nutritious, homemade meals and daily wellness checks.
We serve people who need meals for as little as two weeks while recovering from an illness, injury or surgery; or to give caretakers a break; to those with ongoing needs, many of whom have received meals for years. We have no age or income restrictions and no waiting list.
We offer a general diet and six special diets to meet your medical needs:
General: Provides a variety of healthy foods, with sodium levels less than 1200 mg/day.
Hearth Healthy: Controlled intake of fat and cholesterol. Foods with high fat content are omitted. No added sodium.
Controlled Carb: Controlled intake of refined carbohydrates. Limited sweetened food and beverages.
Renal: Foods high in phosphorus and potassium are limited. Low sodium.
Gluten Free: Utilizes gluten-free products and tries to avoid cross contamination. However, allergens are present in our facility.
Bland: Low acidic foods, limited spices and limited garlic and onions (no raw).
Lactose Intolerant: No milk or cheese.
All of these diets may be served cut-up, ground or pureed for those with chewing or swallowing issues. In addition, we can eliminate fish, pork and/or eggs for people who don’t eat them.
Meals are planned and prepared under the supervision of a registered dietitian, provide one third of the recommended dietary allowance, meet the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans and adhere to federal meal pattern requirements. Our general diet meals contain the following:
3 oz. serving of protein (meat or fish)
1-2 servings of grain (pasta, potato, rice, bread)
1 serving of vegetables
1 serving of fruit
1 serving of milk
1 serving of dessert
Meals for special diets may include smaller quantities or substitutions for some items.
Click the button below and fill out the form. Email this form to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off at our Meals on Wheels office located at 1004 S Taylor Dr. Sheboygan, WI 53081
We realize that everyone has different likes and dislikes, so we offer a choice of entrées for the hot meal we send each week. Meals recipients choose between two options each week for six weeks. We repeat those choices twice, so clients will receive each choice twice over a 12-week period, and then we will send a new choice menu for the next 12 weeks.
During Covid, clients receive meals once a week. The day
and time is determined by the meal recipient's address.
Screened and trained volunteers deliver meals throughout
Sheboygan County including Sheboygan, Falls, Kohler, Howards Grove, Elkhart Lake, Plymouth, Random Lake, Cascade, Oostburg, Cedar Grove and all points in between.
More than a Meal
Volunteers deliver more than a meal – they provide peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Each time a volunteer delivers a meal, they are also providing a wellness check. If they have any concerns they alert Fresh Meals On Wheels staff and we follow up with you or your family. During Covid, we have Caring Callers who check in by phone several times a week.
We account for everyone we serve every day. If someone doesn’t answer the door, we call their emergency contacts and if necessary, their doctor and the hospitals. If we still can’t locate them, we call and ask the sheriff’s office to perform a safety check.
You can get as few as three meals per week, or as many as 14 – and that
number can be adjusted at any time. If you need to cancel a meal, or go on
hold temporarily for whatever reason, you just need to notify us before
9:00 a.m. the business day prior to delivery.
Delivery during COVID-19
With the COVID lockdown in March 2020, Fresh Meals On Wheels transitioned to no-contact weekly meal delivery. Clients receive one hot meal and a bulk delivery of frozen meals once a week. The frozen meals are the same nutritious, medically-tailored meals made from scratch by the Meals On Wheels culinary staff that clients have always enjoyed, just flash frozen so they can be stored longer. We are not offering the cold evening meal at this time. The cold evening meals are being replaced with additional frozen meals.
To minimize the risk of transmission, volunteers call clients to let them know they are there, then they leave the bags of food outside the door so the client can retrieve them once the volunteers have returned to their cars. Volunteers are required to wear masks and use hand sanitizer between deliveries.