Sample menu provided. Participants receive juice and milk (or milk alternatives like Lactaid and almond milk) with meals daily. We offer renal and mechanical soft texture substitutions, as well as substitutions for those that don’t eat pork or ham.

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Enrollment FAQ’s

Am I (or a loved one) eligible for meals?

Can you tell me more about the meals?

Our menu is a 4-week rotating menu. The menu is updated seasonally, four times each year, and updates are guided by participant feedback and requests. Everyone receives a monthly paper menu at the beginning of each month.

Participants receive one hot meal and one cold meal daily, Monday through Friday. Our menu is dietician-reviewed and approved to meet MyPlate nutritional guidelines and provide two-thirds of RDA.

Meals are prepared by ServSafe-certified Food Services staff at Chesapeake Regional. Because most clients are on heart-healthy diets, no sodium is added to our food.

The following special diets are accommodated: renal, diabetic, cardiac, mechanical soft, no fish, and no pork/ham. We also substitute Lactaid or almond milk for milk upon request. We are unable to honor any other dietary requests without a doctor’s note.

How often and when are meals delivered?

Vetted volunteers deliver meals Monday through Friday, between the hours of 11 am and 1 pm. Participants or a caregiver must be home to receive meals, or contact our office at 757-312-6458 in advance to make other arrangements.

We are closed on the following major holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving & the day after
  • Christmas

For volunteer safety, we are sometimes closed during inclement weather, such as snow & hurricanes. If Chesapeake Public Schools are closed due to weather, we are closed as well.

Do you provide other services besides meals?

Yes! Our service model includes nutrition, socialization, safety, and care coordination. To find out more about our different offerings, check out our Programs and Impact page HERE.

How much does all of this cost?

We use a sliding scale to determine meal cost. At this time, the meals are the only aspect of programming we charge for. Depending on your income, meals are $0.50 to $6.50 each. Through the generosity of donors and extensive fundraising efforts, we are able to keep meal charges at around 5% of income.

We also encourage you to pledge a $1 per day donation upon enrollment. That’s just $20 per month to support a small nonprofit that’s helping you or a loved one, as well as hundreds of older and disabled homebound adults each year! All donation pledges received provide general operating support or meal sponsorships for participants who are experiencing hardship and unable to pay.

It sounds like Meals on Wheels would be good for me. How do I get started?

Apply HERE or give our office a call at 757-312-6458 to start the enrollment process.

I’ve read about your program, and I’m not eligible for Meals on Wheels. But I do need help. Do you have any resources for me?

Did you know that 3 out of 5 seniors that are eligible for SNAP benefits, do not apply? Additionally, did you know you can now order groceries online in Virginia with SNAP? For more information about food assistance, Medicare, and Medicaid programs, call 757-382-2000 or visit:
For an extensive resource listing, check out the Chesapeake Resource Guide:

And here’s another guide for seniors:

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