Eligibility

Who We Serve

SERVING OUR COMMUNITY

Adults 60 and older who are homebound, chronically ill, or experience food insecurity are eligible for meals. Elderly spouses  or caregivers who care for eligible clients may also receive meals. Meals can be delivered on a short- or long-term basis. 

Individuals under 60 may also qualify for services if they are disabled, handicapped or recovering from an acute illness or surgery. 

 

CONTRIBUTION

Meals on Wheels of Cheyenne relies on funds from a variety of sources; including client contributions, support from federal and state programs, and community donations. While no client will be denied a meal because of an inability to pay, clients may be asked to contribute voluntarily toward the cost of their meal.

 

APPLY TODAY! 

Please complete our Client Application today to start receiving meals. Once your application has been reviewed we will contact you to complete the enrollment process. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Adults 60 and older who are homebound, chronically ill, or experience food insecurity are eligible for meals. 

If you are under 60, you may also qualify if you are disabled, handicapped or recovering from an acute illness or surgery

We have a suggested contribution amount of $4.25 per meal, but clients may contribute any amount they are comfortable with paying.

We also work with the Long Term Community Choice Waiver, and clients may apply through them to have meals paid for. It is a separate application process than our application process. We will start individuals on the program regardless of waiver approval. 

To apply, contact the Division of Healthcare Financing Long Term Care Unit at 855-203-2936, or for questions, call 855-203-2823. Applicants should expect to have a medical assessment done to determine the level of care needed. In most cases, one’s application is either approved or denied within 45 days.

You can choose to receive meals 2 to 5 days per week (Monday-Friday between 10:30 and 1:00 pm) temporarily or permanently. We deliver hot meals Monday-Thursday and a cold meal on Friday's along with frozen meals for the weekend. 

We are closed and will not be delivering meals on major holiday which includes New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. When you start the program, we will give you a calendar with the dates we are closed. 

You can receive up to 3 meals per day. We do offer certain programs that may determine how many meals you can receive, be sure to contact your case manager to confirm. 

On a rare occasion, we must cancel meal delivery to ensure the safety of our volunteers due to dangerous road conditions. In the event that weather conditions cause us to cancel delivery, we will make every effort to contact each client and volunteer.

We also monitor the weather, and if we can see that a storm is going to hit, we will send out a "Blizzard Box" (2 shelf-stable meals) to clients. 

  • A nutritional meal with a balanced diet
  • Nutritional independence from friends and family
  • Ability to remain at home
  • Restore/maintain good health
  • Social interaction with volunteers

You can call our office at 307-635-5542 for assistance, or complete the Client Application. Once we receive your completed application, we will contact you to complete the process. 

We are happy to mail you or a loved one the application as well.