Meals on Wheels for Seniors delivers nutritious, well-balanced meals to individuals unable to leave their home or prepare a meal for themselves.
Depending on your location, you may receive your meals in one of two ways:
Hot meals delivered three to five days per week.
Ten chilled meals, delivered every other week, which stay fresh when refrigerated for 14 days.
This is a wrap around service which ensures:
You will be visited and assessed by a Care Manager to help you identify your needs .
You will benefit from weekly interaction and contact with drivers delivering a hot meal directly to your home.
if you are receiving chilled meals, you will be checked on regularly by our checking service to answer questions, determine your satisfaction with meals and inquire about your well-being.
CVACL provides donated pet food to homebound seniors receiving Meals on Wheels for Seniors who have pets in their home. The service supports individuals in maintaining the health of their pets; maintaining the ability to keep their pets; and gives support in avoiding the sharing of nutritious meals planned for the senior. Everyone is happy when we bring the pet food supplements to the home!
Farm Market Fresh
Virginia’s Farm Market Fresh program helps eligible seniors get fresh, tasty, and nutritious locally grown fruit, vegetables, and cut herbs. The program also supports local farmers and farmers’ markets in Virginia.
Who is eligible?
You may be eligible to participate if:
You are 60 years of age or older.
You are a resident of a locality that participates in the program.
You do not live in the same household and you are not an immediate family member of the farmer who grows the produce.
You meet the program’s income requirements. You must certify your household income.
How does it work?
You must complete an application to determine if you are eligible.
Participation is limited and applications are accepted on a first come-first served basis.
What is provided?
If your application is approved, you will receive $45.00 worth of checks per eligible senior for that growing season.
Each check is worth $5.00 and may be used to purchase fresh, locally grown fruit, vegetables, and cut herbs from participating certified retail farmers market vendors. *Please note: change cannot be given if the entire $5 is not used.
Certified retail farmers market vendors will accept checks for fresh, locally grown fruit and vegetables in-season, depending on the produce items available.
Nutrition and Education Sites
We operate six Nutrition and Education Sites located throughout Central Virginia. Here, individuals 60 and older meet for nutritious hot meals, wellness programs, and education related to healthy living and aging well. In addition, participants enjoy trips to the grocery store and fun excursions. Transportation to and from the Nutrition and Education Sites is available.
Lynne M. Burnham Center for Life Enrichment
103 Avoca Lane, Altavista VA 24517
Appomattox Nutrition and Education Site
Appomattox Community Center
220 Community Lane, Appomattox VA 24522
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00am. – 1:00pm
Irene L. Lewis Campbell Café
New Vine Baptist Church
616 Old Rustburg Road, Lynchburg VA 24501
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00am-1:00pm
Lynchburg Nutrition and Education Site
501 12th St., Suite A, Lynchburg VA 24504
Wednesdays, 9:00 am-1:00pm
Moneta Nutrition and Education Site
Village Square Shopping Center
1050 Hendricks RD., Suite J, Moneta VA 24121
City of Bedford Nutrition and Education Site
1257 County Farm Rd, Bedford, VA 24521