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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.