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Home Delivered Meals

Home Delivered Meals for Seniors

A lifelong resident of Arcadia, 79 year-old Bertie has been getting home-delivered meals for about four years. “I just wouldn’t be fixing this food for myself. And they are such good meals, full of vitamins!”

Bertie , home delivered meals client, DeSoto Friendship Center

Meals Delivered to Your Home

Friendship Home Delivered Meals provide well-balanced meals to older adults through a partnership with GA Foods. The meals are prepared fresh and are quickly frozen to assure optimum freshness when heated. Meals are delivered to seniors’ doors frozen so recipients can use them at their own convenience. Home delivery is a convenient way to get meals to those who can’t cook or are home bound. In addition, home-delivered meals are a great way for long-distance care providers to be sure their loved ones are receiving healthy, nutritious meals.

Home bound individuals 60+ receiving case management services may qualify to receive meals through this program without charge or for a minimal donation.  Call the number corresponding to your area below for more infomation and costs.

Friendship Home Delivered Meals are delivered once a week, and usually provide 5-7 frozen meals at one time. If you participate in the self-pay program, you can choose the number of meals you wish to receive. Deliveries are scheduled in the following counties based on driver schedules, the program you are enrolled in and other factors. Please call the numbers below to find out how to receive at-home meal delivery in your county.

Friendship Home Delivered Meals

Sarasota County

866.413.5337 Toll free

Call the Elder Helpline directly to inquire about funded home-delivered meal programs in Sarasota County. Listen to the prompts and press the corresponding number to be connected with the Elder Helpline. A trained professional will ask about your individual situation, assess your needs and explain your options.

941.584.0048
 – for questions about Home Delivered Meals in Sarasota County

Lee County

866.413.5337 Toll free
Call the Elder Helpline directly to inquire about home-delivered meal programs in Lee County. Listen to the prompts and press the corresponding number for more information or the Elder Helpline. A trained professional will ask about your individual situation, assess your needs and explain your options.

239-652-8683 – for questions about Home Delivered Meals in Lee County

Charlotte County

866.413.5337 Toll free

Call the Elder Helpline directly to inquire about funded home-delivered meal programs in Charlotte County. Listen to the prompts and press the corresponding number for more information or the Elder Helpline. A trained professional will ask about your individual situation, assess your needs and explain your options.

941.255.0723 – for questions about Home Delivered Meals in Charlotte County

DeSoto County

866.413.5337 Toll free

Call the Elder Helpline directly to inquire about home-delivered meal programs in DeSoto County. Listen to the prompts and press the corresponding number for more information or the Elder Helpline. A trained professional will ask about your individual situation, assess your needs and explain your options.