Who We Serve
Our meals are available to people living with a life-threatening illness and unable to shop or cook for themselves. Life-threatening illness include, but are not restricted to, HIV/AIDS, cancer, renal illnesses, diabetes, and heart disease.
Eligibility is based on:
- Extent of illness
- Client’s lack of mobility
- Factors that make it difficult for the client to shop and cook, like living in a food desert, being in a wheelchair, or not being able to carry groceries.
To determine eligibility, individuals must submit a completed intake packet, including a medical certification form completed by their doctor or nurse. Once paperwork has been submitted, we may contact the individual, their doctor, nurse, or case worker directly for further clarification in order to make the best eligibility assessment.
Our goal is to be there for our clients when they need us the most. Clients can receive our meals for as long as needed and may go on and off our service as their medical needs change, much like a prescription. Each year clients must be medically certified in order to remain eligible for our meals.