About the organization
Helping the Community
A participant is any homebound Amherst resident 18 years of age or older, who is unable to do their own shopping or prepare their own meals. You may apply for the program by calling 636-3065 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. each weekday.
Preparing the Food
Two nutritious meals delivered in late morning using special containers to keep food at proper temperatures.
Four type of diets are provided. Regular, Diabetic, Renal and Bland. Prepared and packaged fresh each weekday at the Amherst Center for Senior Services.
Making it Work
Volunteers help organize, prepare and pack the meals for delivery. Meals are delivered by a group of dedicated volunteers. Volunteers provide a caring daily contact for the participant, ensuring their well-being.
Facilitating the Care
Staff coordinators work to maintain and assist both volunteers and participants. Social workers screen and revisit participants to see that their needs are met and also link participants with other community services.
Making it Possible
The program is primarily funded by a fee charged to participants by way of a monthly statement. Additional resources are obtained through the Town of Amherst, the New York State Office for the Aging, Erie County Department of Senior Services, special fund-raising events and contributions from groups and individuals.
Questions or comments?
We look forward to hearing from you.