Meals on weekends and holidays are designed to serve Meals on Wheels recipients who are most at risk of malnutrition because of lack of physical mobility, mental acuity and/or income. Those people who have no other resources for obtaining food on the weekends (such as friends or family) are eligible for this program.
- Frozen weekend meals are available to Meals on Wheels recipients who are able to reheat meals themselves. These meals are delivered on Fridays and recipients must reheat them.
- Hot weekend meals are available to Meals on Wheels recipients (Multnomah County only) who are at a higher risk of malnutrition because of lack of physical mobility, mental acuity or income.
A second daily meal is available to eligible individuals in a high nutritional risk status.
To qualify for weekend meals, the participant must already be receiving Meals on Wheels during the week and have no means of support or hot meals during the weekend. The Meals on Wheels People also delivers meals on Thanksgiving upon request.