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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
People continue to receive meals as long as they are unable
to safely prepare their own meals.
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
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
Help those with long-term chronic illnesses avoid or delay
nursing home or other institutionalized placement.