In order to qualify you must: • Be over the age of 60 or disabled • Be unable to drive or leave your home without assistance • Have limited financial resources • Live in Dallas County The program is available at no cost for eligible Seniors Ages 60 and better. Seniors ages 50-59, who are not eligible participants, may purchase a meal daily for a fee.
When are meals delivered?
Meals will be delivered Monday through Friday between 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Do I have to be home to receive my meal?
Yes! You must be home when your meal is delivered. Due to health and safety regulations, we cannot leave meals outside or in coolers. Meals should be eaten upon delivery. If you are not going to be home please provide us at least 24 hours' notice. If you do not provide notice, we will reach out to your emergency contact and local hospitals to ensure that you are safe.
What is included in the meal?
Meals are created to meet the dietary and food safety guidelines required by the Older Americans Act. All meals are approved by a licensed dietitian.
What does my meal cost?
There is no fee for meals however a voluntary contribution per meal is suggested. Contributions in any amount are always accepted and appreciated. Donation envelopes are provided to clients at the beginning of each month. Individuals are never denied service for inability to contribute towards the cost of their meals.
Is it just a meal?
At the core of Never Skip a Meals provides nutritious meals, companionship and a watchful eye on the health and safety of those that we serve. Our friendly visit and safety check that accompany each meal delivery ensures that our clients remain healthy, safe and at home, where they want to be.
Will meals be delivered during bad weather?
Sometimes the weather prevents us from delivering your meal. Generally, if schools in your area (Dallas ISD) are closed, so are we. You may call us to confirm. To help ensure that you have food during bad weather, we provide two meals in late November for you to use in an emergency.