Meals on Wheels

Improving nutrition and access to quality food

Healthy eating is vital to everyone. For many seniors and people with disabilities, going to the store and preparing meals is challenging. Meals on Wheels bridges the gaps from food access to eating a nutritious meal.

Meals on Wheels delivers client-selected frozen meals to your home once a week. Our meals are complete, nutritious, and only cost about $5 each.

Our goal is to help you or your loved one to stay healthy and independent. Specially trained drivers help deliver meals, and visits from our caring staff provide an important social connection.

Eligibility in Pierce County

Meals on Wheels has no age restrictions and is available to anyone in Pierce County who is unable to shop for or prepare meals for themselves. In addition to seniors and people with disabilities, this includes people recovering from surgery or illness.

Email us or call 253-722-5684 to learn more about the program.

How to apply for meals

Applications can be downloaded and filled out from your computer, and emailed back to us. You can also print them out from home, or you can call Lutheran Community Services 253-722-5684 to request an application. A nutritional chart on all meals is available, with a guideline for different diets such as Renal and Diabetic. This will help you select meals that meet dietary needs.  Refer to the menu to make your selections for your first order.

When we receive the application, a staff member will contact you to review the application and take the first order. Future orders must be placed by Wednesday of each week for Friday delivery. Orders can be made by mail or phone, and there is a seven meal minimum per order.  If you are low income, public assistance may be available.

  1. Download the fillable Meals on Wheels Application (Adobe PDF file – 4 pages), separate Menu and Determine Your Nutritional Health forms).
  2. Fill out the forms from your computer, save them and then either email them to or print them out after they have been completely filled out. You can also print them and fill them out by hand if you prefer.
  3. Email, mail, or fax the completed forms to us as indicated below.
  4. A Meals on Wheels staff member will contact you to set up delivery.

Email, mail or fax applications to:

Lutheran Community Services Northwest
3848 S. Junett St.
Tacoma, WA 98409
Fax: (253) 597-6456

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