Department of Family Services - Older Adults

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 708
Fairfax, VA 22035

Barbara Antley,

Fairfax Area Meals on Wheels Program

The Fairfax Area Meals on Wheels Program provides meals 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 are delivered daily or three times a week, depending on where you live in the county.
  • Vegetarian meals are now available. These meals include soy-based proteins and may include fish and eggs in the menu.
  • Ethnic Vietnamese meals that are culturally familiar are available, depending on where you live in the county.

Who We Serve
  • 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.
How to Request Meals on Wheels 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.
  • People continue to receive meals as long as they are unable to safely prepare their own meals.

Additional Information
  • Meals are prepared by a catering company, Fairfax County Public Schools, and an ethnic food establishment 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.

Find information on Volunteering for Meals on Wheels!


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.