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Client Eligibility

Eligibility

To be eligible for Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County, a person must be homebound (even for a short time), be unable to prepare a nutritious meal, and not have anyone available to prepare a nutritious meal on a regular basis. Eligibility is based solely on need and does not depend on age or income.
Client contributions are a very important part of the Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County budget. Daily, weekly, or monthly donation toward the cost of meal service allows us to continue delivering meals to all people who need them. We will not deny service to anyone who is unable to help with the cost of the meal; however, it is important that everyone give at a level they can afford. Our case managers can help determine a level of support that meets every client's budget.

Application Process

Anyone may recommend a person to be considered for receiving Meals On Wheels services. Most of our referrals come from family members, hospitals, home health agencies, friends, and clients themselves. We accept referrals online and over the phone at 817-336-0912. After we obtain basic information over the phone, we assign a case manager to each person. Case managers try to set appointments with potential clients within two working days of receiving the application. We must have a client's name, address, and phone number to attempt a home visit. At the time of the referral call, we try to obtain information about the client's health problems as well as date of birth, Social Security number, doctor's name and phone number, and emergency contact names and phone numbers.
Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County, 320 South Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76104 . Tel: 817-336-0912 . info@mealsonwheels.org
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