Resources & Services for Seniors

Home Delivered Meals


Home Delivered Meals is a state and federally funded program that provides healthy meals as well as face-to-face health and safety monitoring checks to 2,500 homebound adults in Allegheny County.
Eligible Recipients:  Adults that are sixty (60) years of age or older, a resident of Allegheny County, homebound and unable to shop or prepare their own meals.
Suggested Donation:  A suggested donation is requested from participants to help pay for the packing and delivery of the meals to the home. Contributions are encouraged and used to supplement the program needs. 
Type of Meal Delivered:  A nutritious hot meal that meets one-third of the older adults daily food requirements
Special Diets - Not a Problem:  Diabetic/calorie controlled, low salt, fat controlled or a combination of any of these diets listed can be accommodated.  A prescription from your physician is requuired., In recognition of the multiple needs of the "whole" person, the MOW/HDM program is committed to service, provision and coordination within the broad realm of nutrition, health-related and home care services.
Meal Delivery:  LifeSpan has a staff of dependble MOW/HDM drivers who will deliver your meal right to your home, Volunteers help cut the cost of the MOW/HDM program and are always welcome to assist in packaging meals at our kitchens in Clairton, Homestead, Imperial and Knoxville. Meals are delivered Monday, Wednesday and Friday (except on holidays) between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm. Service lasts as long as needed - a day, a week, months. You must be at home to receive delivery of your meals.
Starting Meal Service:  You must first call the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging Senior Line to determine your eligibility and get your meals started 412-350-5460 or 412-350-4234 (after hours, weekends and holidays).  This is your single point of entry. Be prepared to complete a short assessment over the phone.
Third party/private pay:  individuals not eligible under the above referenced criteria may arrange to private pay for meals by calling 412-464-1300 x133.  Alternatives for Consumer Choice Meals may be viewed on the Consumer Choice Meals  tab. 
Menu:  You can view the monthly menu here on our website June Menu
LifeSpan is a member of the Meals on Wheels of Greater Pittsburgh - Winner of the 2015 Best Practice in Home Delivered Meals Program Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.  Meals on Wheels of Greater Pittsburgh