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Meals on Wheels/Elder Meals

Meals on Wheels provides hot lunches (and bag dinners upon request) for homebound seniors 60 and older. The meals are delivered Monday through Friday.



Homebound seniors 60 and older


No income requirements.


There are no immigration restrictions.


$ Free

Action Steps


For a hot lunch the following day, call Elder Services Information and Intake before noon at 617-628-2601.

  Meals on Wheels will deliver a meal to your home the following day.

What to Bring

  Nothing. The application process is completed over the phone.


Service is unlimited. Call daily if necessary.


If you are not homebound, Congregate Meals offers free food in a social environment. Call for information:

  • Boston: 617-292-6211
  • Cambridge: 617-349-6042
  • Somerville: 617-625-6600 x 2331

Internet Resources

Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA)
  The website for the Executive Office of Elder Affairs is currently under construction, but it provides a link to 800-Age-Info, which provides information on services and programs for Massachusetts elders.


This information was updated August 20, 2002.
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