Fairfax Area Meals on Wheels and Nutritional Supplement Program


The Fairfax Area Meals on Wheels and Nutritional Supplement Program provides meals and supplements to older adults who live in Fairfax County and the cities of Falls Church and Fairfax.



Our Services:

  • Meals on Wheels five days a week – this includes:
    • Two nutritious meals: a hot lunch and a cold meal that includes a salad or sandwich (except for the ethnic meal programs).
    • Ethnic Korean and Vietnamese meals in some areas of the county. Two nutritious culturally familiar ethnic meals.
    • Meal delivery on weekends in limited areas of the county.

  • Nutritional Supplements – liquid nutritional supplements delivered monthly to twelve sites throughout the county for pickup by family members/caregivers.


Who We Serve:

Meals on Wheels:

  • Fairfax area residents age 60 and over and adults with disabilities who cannot shop for or prepare their own meals or have no one available to prepare meals.
  • Services are targeted to persons 60 years of age and older and adults with disabilities with greatest economic and social need and older adults at risk for institutional placement.
  • Services available to residents of Fairfax County, City of Fairfax and City of Falls Church.


The Nutritional Supplement Program:

  • This program is available to Fairfax area residents with specific health conditions requiring supplemental liquid nutrition.
  • Fairfax area residents who have a written prescription from their doctor indicating they are unable to meet nutritional needs through normal food intake due to:
    • a chronic condition
    • functional, physical or mental impairment
    • problems swallowing and oral problems.


How to Request Meals on Wheels/Nutritional Supplement Program or Make a Referral:

  • Call 703-324-5409, TTY 711 to request service, make a referral or get more information.
  • Family members, caregivers, friends and medical professionals can make referrals.
  • A social worker will arrange a home visit assessment.


Cost of Service:

  • Meals on Wheels participants are given the opportunity to contribute toward the cost of the meals.
  • Nutritional Supplement program participants are given the opportunity to contribute toward the cost of the nutritional supplement product.
  • People continue to receive meals as long as they are unable to safely prepare their own meals.


Additional Information:

  • Meals are prepared in local hospitals, Fairfax County Public Schools, senior centers, and several ethnic food establishments under contract with Fairfax County.
  • Community volunteer groups, under contract with Fairfax County, deliver the meals.
  • Volunteers use their own cars to deliver meals. Mileage reimbursement is available.
  • Drivers must be able to lift food carriers into their vehicle.


Our Mission:

  • Promote independent living for older residents of Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church (referred to as the Fairfax area).
  • Help older adults and adults with disabilities remain at home while recovering from surgery or other short-term medical problems.
  • Help those with long-term chronic illnesses avoid or delay nursing home or other institutionalized placement.


Call the Fairfax Area
Meals on Wheels and
Nutritional Supplement Program
703-324-5409
TTY 711
Monday-Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Information on Volunteering
for Meals on Wheels


Or apply for services online


Online Request for
Service Information

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