Volunteers support the Home Delivered Meals program by providing a friendly visit, preparing for deliveries, and help to cook meals. There are over 20 cooking groups throughout the Delaware Valley who make meals in partnership with our Cook For a Friend program.
We maintain an inventory of meat, poultry, fish, dairy and vegetarian pasta meals throughout the year. Individuals may choose from these categories to customize their weekly delivery of 5-14 meals. The program includes baked goods, soup and a breakfast bag, when available.
Currently serving in Northeast, South and Center City Philadelphia, City Line Avenue area and Abington and Cheltenham Townships, and we continue to add neighborhoods based on demand.
Cook For a Friend meals are made by volunteer lead groups and prepared according to Jewish dietary customs in partnership with other local organizations.
Volunteer leaders receive substantial training on how to prepare food safely and sanitation issues related to meal preparation.
Suggested contribution: $2/meal
Catered meals are available as a fee for service option and are also delivered by volunteer friendly visitors. These microwaveable dinners are prepared by a local Kosher caterer.
Payment for meals may be made at the time of delivery,
A monthly payment plan can be arranged.
Additional Services Available:
A full time social worker is available to assist seniors with the enrollment process and while in the program. The social worker also works closely with the volunteer friendly visitors to respond quickly to changes and challenges that are observed while visiting with the senior.
For more information, contact the Community Services Department at 215-698-7300 x193.