Here are some of the top frequently asked questions.
- What are the eligibility guidelines?
- Is there a fee for service?
- How can someone get on the program?
Get answers to these and more.Click Here for FAQs
Here’s what one of our recipients has to say – “I just want to thank everyone for being so nice when they come by my home.”
If you believe that you, or someone you know, might be eligible for our services, go to the link below.Click Here for Client Application Form
We provide the following services.
Clients enjoy the following special benefits (as available) in addition to their regular hot meal delivery.
The Lubbock Meals on Wheels’ Pet Program currently feeds almost 400 dogs and cats that provide valuable companionship to our recipients. Volunteers deliver dry dog and cat food, every other week, to the pets of meal recipients who are unable to provide pet food for their furry friends. Donations of dry dog and dry cat food are always needed. Monetary gifts to the program, as well as pet memorials and pet tributes, are also welcome. We are also able to help with limited veterinary care and boarding.
Fresh flowers on Fridays (as available)
Flowers are donated by Lubbock Wholesale Florist.
Birthday Surprise (Cake and Card)
Cakes are provided by:
- Glazed Honey Ham Co.
- Nothing Bundt Cakes
- Sweet Creations
- Trish Varnell
Magazines, books, and other reading materials
Reading materials are provided by members of the Lubbock community. (Magazines less than 1 year old please.) The City of Lubbock’s library also provides Books on Wheels services to our clients.
Weekend Meal Sacks
Weekend meals are provided to 350 clients who have no access to, or assistance with meals over the weekend when Lubbock Meals on Wheels is closed. Weekend meals consist of a frozen meal and easy to prepared items such as soup, cereal, oatmeal, and crackers. We currently serve over 350 people each weekend. This program has a maximum capacity and may have a waiting list at times.
Lubbock Meals on Wheels is closed on the following holidays. Extra food and fresh fruit are sent out prior to a holiday for which we are closed.
- New Year’s Day
- Good Friday
- Memorial Day
- 4th of July
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving (2 days)
- Christmas (2-3 days)
An emergency meal box, containing enough shelf stable food items to cover two meals, is distributed all meal recipients. A new emergency meal box is sent out each fall to ensure that the meals have not expired. In the event that conditions prohibit regular hot meal delivery, Lubbock Meals on Wheels’ clients will be alerted to use their emergency meal via television, radio, and social media.
Annual Food Box
Lubbock Meals on Wheels partners with the South Plains Food Bank to provide a Senior Food Box every December to eligible Lubbock Meals on Wheels’ recipients. The box contains a variety of dry and canned goods. Recipients are notified of delivery dates and times.