Below are the questions we receive most often at regarding the program and volunteering. If you still have questions, feel free to contact our office at (307) 635-5542.
Frequently Asked Questions about Meals
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.
Frequently Asked Questions about Volunteering
Most volunteer opportunities are for 1-1 1/2 hours.
If you are interested in delivering meals, it can be done on a lunch hour (between 10am-1pm)
If you are interested in assisting in the kitchen, help is needed between 8am-11am
If you are interested in assisting in the office, you can come in for any amount of time between 6:30am-2:30pm
Do you have afternoon, evening or weekend opportunities?
The bulk of our opportunities happen Monday-Friday 8am-1pm. There are occasions when we might have an event happening, and we always welcome volunteers to join us.
Do you have holiday delivery opportunities?
Meals on Wheels of Cheyenne is closed on all major holidays. Meals are delivered to clients in the days before the holiday to ensure our clients have food.
Do you have opportunities for groups?
Absolutely! Groups can "adopt" a route and deliver once a week. Check out the businesses currently sponsoring a route.
Volunteers are needed Monday-Friday, with most opportunities occurring between 8am and 1pm.
For more information about volunteering, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 307-635-5542. We also have a new Volunteer Application you can complete and we will reach out to you.