Home-Delivered Meals

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Pierce County residents 60 years of age or older who meet specific eligibility criteria may be eligible to receive free home-delivered meals through Catholic Community Services, Korean Women’s Association, or PurFoods.  To be eligible for home-delivered meals, you must:

  • Be homebound. 
  • Are unable to prepare meals for yourself.
  • Be unable to perform one or more activities of daily living.
  • Lack an informal support system. 


The Home-Delivered Meals Program delivers nutritionally-balanced meals during the day to homebound persons - people with disabilities, seniors, people recuperating at home or who have limited mobility, people who have limited mobility or who cannot cook. The meals are delivered frozen, ready for microwave or oven.

Usually a whole week's worth of meals are delivered at a time. Special diet meals are available. Unlike some frozen meals purchased at the grocery store, these meals assure individuals receive at least one nutritionally healthy, balanced meal each day. Home-delivered meals are provided by Catholic Community Services, Lutheran Community Services Northwest and Mom's Meals.


Catholic Community Services

The Home-Delivered Meals Program offers frozen home-delivered meals for older persons who are unable to leave their home to shop or prepare nutritious meals. The meals are prepared with the special dietary needs of seniors in mind and are adaptable to a variety of special diets. There are 30 entrees and five breakfast choices. Complete nutritional information and ''sight impaired'' menus are available upon request. Contact Catholic Community Services at 253-474-1300.

 Eligibility for meals: 

  • Be 60 years of age or older
  • Be homebound, unable to drive
  • Not be living with a caregiver that drives
  • Not have a paid caregiver authorized to cook and shop for them

Meal Description 

The meals arrive in plastic containers that can be re-heated either in a microwave or conventional oven. They are rectangular in shape, 8 ½ inches long and 6 ½ inches wide. This size and shape make them easy to stack and fit into small freezer spaces.

Application Process 

The application process is to contact the Catholic Community Services Home-Delivered Meals Program at (253) 474-1300. The staff will complete the application by phone. The assessor will call the client to verify the information on the application and set up a delivery schedule. The zip code determines the delivery day.

Korean Women's Association

The Ethnic Home-Delivered Meals Program offers ethnic home-delivered meals for older persons who are unable to leave their home to shop or prepare nutritious meals. 

 Eligibility for meals: 

  • Be 60 years of age or older
  • Be homebound, unable to drive
  • Not be living with a caregiver that drives
  • Not have a paid caregiver authorized to cook and shop for them

Contact the Korean Women’s Association at 253-753-3168 or 253-538-8362 to determine eligibility for the program.

Mom's Meals

Mom's Meals is a USDA-approved and inspected fresh food preparation and delivery business dedicated to providing nutritionally sound, fresh meals. Mom's Meals prepares, packages and ships fresh, ready-to-heat and eat meals directly to customers.

Clients have their choice of up to 50 diabetic-appropriate breakfast, lunch and dinner meal options for each delivery, including culturally diverse meals. Meals are designed by our team of executive chefs and registered dietitians and are prepared by our kitchen staff in our USDA approved and inspected facility.

Delivery
All meals are delivered by FedEx. Every meal has a USDA nutritional label, a use by date, and simple microwave heating instructions. Mom's Meals is an approved state waiver provider for home delivered meals. Call  1-888-726-4677 or e-mail for more information. For Private Pay, order online or call at (866) 971-MOMS.