Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels provides a nutritous meal delivered by a neighborhood volunteer that helps people live independently.

Keeping Neighbors Living in their Home

Many homebound elderly and adults with disabilities are fragile and vulnerable, and most struggle to prepare a nutritious meal on their own. Meals on Wheels can help! Locally prepared meals are delivered by a neighborhood volunteer. Meal options and frequency of delivery can be tailored to meet an individual’s schedule and dietary needs. Keystone’s Meals on Wheels program is all about choice and friendly service.

Volunteers make this program special

Volunteering for Meals on Wheels is a meaningful experience for volunteers and your time has a profound impact on homebound seniors. Volunteers can help pack meals or deliver meals to the door at lunchtime, Monday through Friday.

Volunteer for Meals on Wheels

The benefits to Meals on Wheels

Delicious Food Options

Each month a new menu is created that provides meals that are thoughtfully selected for taste and nutrition. Special diets and preferences are carefully tracked by our staff to ensure every meal is a favorite. Customers are also able to select from a variety of delivery options including the days of the week for meal delivery and whether the meal is delivered hot, chilled or frozen for later heating.

Friendly Visits

Keystone’s Meals on Wheels is more than just a meal. We have dedicated volunteers from the community who personally deliver the meals and oftentimes will stay for a chat. This friendly visit by a caring volunteer not only reduces isolation, but the visit is also an important safety check for some of our frail seniors. We have countless stories of the volunteers noticing the customer doesn’t “seem themselves” and actions taken that have led to life saving measures.

A Keystone Added Value Service

We believe helping a senior remain living in their home is an essential part of our work. That is why we offer a home visit for new Meals on Wheels customers. This intake visit is a free home visit with an experienced staff member who will check to see how the program is working for the customer, answer any questions about the program and discuss other community resources that might be of assistance. This might include making referrals to our other senior programs or help finding transportation, home care or companion services.

Why Choose Meals on Wheels?

Meals on Wheels offers great food and flexibility. The connection to community volunteers and Keystone staff makes this program truly unique. The cost of Meals on Wheels is based on a sliding fee scale.

Keystone is a member of Metro Meals on Wheels, the organization who organizes the team that provides the services throughout the Twin Cities metro area. Call Metro Meals on Wheels at 612-623-3363 with questions or to register to receive Meals on Wheels. For basic information, call Keystone’s senior services staff at 651-645-7424 or 651-298-5493.

Contact Us 

This program is ideal for:

  • People who are unable to regularly prepare nutritious meals for themselves or simply can benefit from the delivery of a satisfying meal
  • People recovering from injury or illness. Meals can be ordered on a short-term or long-term basis
  • Anyone who could benefit from the social connections provided by delivery volunteers
  • Note: Meals on Wheels is open to people of all ages

great food and choices

Convenient delivery – meals can be delivered daily, a few days a week or a pack of meals once a week to be reheated at home. Everyone decides what works best for them.

Meal choices – meals are prepared locally and fresh without preservatives. We can accommodate most special diets and offer countless options. Some of our dietary options include vegetarian, low sodium, low fat, diabetic, kosher, pureed, gluten free and lactose free.

Needing Meal Support During COVID-19?

You may be eligible for free meals for adults in Ramsey County who are at increased COVID-19 risk

Meals on Wheels of Ramsey County is providing free home-delivered meals to Ramsey County adult residents who are impacted by COVID-19. This program is made possible by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

To be eligible for this program, you must be:

  • A Ramsey County resident
  • Over the age of 18
  • Restricted due to COVID-19 (directed to isolate or quarantine; health-compromised and need help preparing meals; or in a high-risk category as defined by the CDC)
  • Experiencing financial hardship and cannot afford groceries or meals.

Keystone Community Services is the local Meals on Wheels provider for many neighborhoods in St. Paul but this program is made possible by a partnership between Meals on Wheels of Ramsey County and Ramsey County.

Click here for more information about this program.