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New Client FAQ

To be eligible for our services, you must live in Sarasota County from the Gulf of Mexico and east to the Sarasota County line, University Parkway and south to Albee Farm Road. This area is divided into 48 routes and covers 800 square miles.

Additional factors contributing to eligibility may include:

  • Being homebound

  • Unable to prepare meals or have a means to prepare meals

  • Recent hospital stay or ongoing health problems

  • Living Alone

We provide a nutritious meal Monday through Friday. Our menu is focused on a heart-healthy, nutritious meal − one that meets Recommended Daily Intake standards and tastes great. We provide lower sodium, lower fat and lower sugar meals, which satisfy the many age groups and different cultural palates of our clients.

You, a family member or caregiver can apply for our Home-Delivered Meal program online or by phone by contacting Meals on Wheels of Sarasota at our main line: 941-366-6693.

As soon as your application has been approved, meal delivery will begin.

We are unable to provide meals for specialized dietary restrictions. Menu items have salt and sugar, but no additional salt or sugar is added.

No, but we do focus our services on those who are isolated and need community support. If you live with someone else and need additional support, you may qualify.

Yes! Our drivers are ready, willing and able to bring your meals into the kitchen, leave them on a table or put them into your refrigerator − whichever is most helpful to you. You can also accept them right at the door.

Yes! Although part of our mission is to see our clients for each delivery to ensure that the client is safe on a day-to-day basis. You may provide a cooler if you wish to have your meal left outside. If you are planning on being away from home for an extended period of time when we usually deliver meals, please call the office (941) 366-6693 to place a hold on your account.

Unfortunately, we are not able to make substitutions to our meals.

Yes. We request as much notice as possible in advance of cancelling or resuming your service. You may temporarily suspend service due to special circumstances, such as hospitalization or rehabilitation.

Our goal is to ensure that our clients can remain independent in their homes for as long as safely possible. Meals are provided for the period of time needed by the client.

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