Our Services

Meals on Wheels Rowan provides a nutritious meal delivered by volunteers who offer a friendly greeting and provide an informal safety check to homebound seniors and disabled individuals in our community.  Our home-delivered meal service provides the support and peace of mind to enable them to safely age in the place of their choosing.

Our Meal Program

Normally, meals are delivered 5 days each week between the hours of 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. 
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are are limiting contact by delivering three chilled meals every Monday and two chilled meals every Thursday.
The nutritious meals each contain 1/3 of the minimum daily nutritional requirements for senior adults.  Each meal includes:

  • One 3 - 4 ounce serving of protein 
  • 4 oz. of two servings of vegetables
  • 4 oz. of two servings of fruits
  • Bread or dessert
  • 8 oz. of 2% milk

Each meal has:

  • At least 700 calories
  • Less than 1,300 mg of sodium
  • Less than 30% of its calories from fat

Special Programs

Meals on Wheels Rowan partners with a variety of organizations to offer additional services for our participants. 

When available, we provide:
  • Daily Newspapers
  • Birthday Bags
  • Seasonal/Holiday Favors and cards
  • Fresh Produce
  • Bottled Water
  • Emergency Meals
  • Electric Fans
  • Over-the-Counter Medications
  • Pet Food - through our AniMEALS Pet Food Program
  • Educational flyers on health and nutrition
  • Information on various agencies who offer assistance to the elderly

Our partners include:

  • Newspaper Sponsors:
    • Stout Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
    • Central Carolina Insurance Agency
    • Salisbury Post
  • Food Lion
  • Cheerwine
  • Bread Riot
  • Rowan Food & Farm Network
  • Rufty-Holmes Senior Center
  • Healthy Rowan
  • Rowan County Department of Social Services
  • Rowan County United Way
  • Elder Orphan Care
  • Community Care Clinic of Rowan
  • NC MedAssist
  • Rowan County Humane Society
  • Lazy 5 Ranch & Veterinary Hospital