Home Delivered Meals

The Home Delivered Meals program is one of the services provided by the Athens Community Council on Aging. The Home Delivered Meals program helps foster independent living and prevents premature or unnecessary institutionalization of disabled and older adults.We are able to provide three types of meals; hot, frozen, and shelf stable meals. All the meals delivered are designed to provide one-third of an adult’s daily nutritional requirements and are suitable for diabetic diets. Menus are developed by a Registered Dietitian and prepared according to the nutritional needs of older adults.


Barrow County Home DelACCA - Home Delivered Meals ivered Meals: In order to be eligible to receive Home Delivered Meals in our Barrow County program, a person must reside in Barrow County and be at least 18 years of age and have either a physical or mental disability that prevents him/her from doing meal preparation. Potential clients must be a recipient of services under the Community Care Services program or SOURCE program, both of which are funded by Medicaid. If an individual is not eligible for the Medicaid funded meals we do offer services through our private pay program. Clients who privately pay will be assessed a sliding fee scale price per meal. Please call us directly for more information.

A hot noon meal is provided Monday through Friday. Frozen and/or shelf stable meals may also be provided for evenings and weekends to those people who need additional nutritional support. In Barrow County, we deliver approximately 35-45 hot meals per day and 50-60 frozen meals. It takes a team of 30 volunteers to complete weekly delivery.

Clarke County Home Delivered Meals: ACCA - Home Delivered Meals VolunteersIn order to be eligible to receive Home Delivered Meals in our Clarke County program, a person must reside in Athens-Clarke County and be at least 18 years of age and have either a physical or mental disability that prevents him/her from doing meal preparation. There are several ways a client can become part of the Athens Home Delivered Meals program. We suggest that all interested individuals contact our office directly so we can help you determine your eligibility for services. A hot noon meal is provided Monday through Friday. Frozen and/or shelf stable meals may also be provided for evenings and weekends to those people who need additional nutritional support. In Clarke County, we deliver approximately 180-190 hot meals per day. Additionally, we deliver approximately 100 frozen meals each day to supplement evening and weekend meals for nutritionally at-risk clients. It takes a team of over 130 volunteers to complete weekly delivery.

Heather Sweaney - Program Manager, Athens Home Delivered Meals

For information about our Home Delivered Meals program, please contact Heather Sweaney at 706-549-4850 or email at hsweaney@accaging.org

 

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