Home Delivered Meals

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What is Home Delivered Meals 
Home Delivered Meals are intended to help maintain and improve the health of impaired homebound older adults by providing nutritionally balanced meals served in the home.

Home Delivered Meals help to enable impaired older adults to remain at home as long as possible and facilitate the discharge of older adults from hospitals and care providing facilities.

Persons 60 years of age and older who are physically or mentally unable to obtain food or prepare meals, who have no responsible person who is able and willing to prepare meals and who are homebound. Also the client must be unable to participate in the congregate nutrition program because of physical or mental impairment. The spouse of an eligible older adult may also be eligible to receive a home delivered meal.
How Much Will It Cost?

There is No Cost to you. Richmond County Aging Services provides this program for Richmond County through Home and Community Care Block Grant Funding.
Consumer Contributions 

The purpose of the Consumer Contribution Policy is to extend the availability of in home and community based services administered by the Division of Aging by soliciting from all service recipients a portion of the cost of services rendered based upon their ability to pay.

Revenues collected from service recipients will be retained by the local service provider and be used to increase services to existing clients and/ or provide in home and community based services to other individuals in need of such services.

Contributions are entirely voluntary and services will not be reduced or terminated for failure to contribute. All information regarding a client’s participation in consumer contributions shall be kept confidential. 

Referral Letter for Home Delivered Meals

If you or someone you know is interested in Home Delivered Meals send a referral letter with the following information of the person in need (this can be a letter from you, it does not have to be from a doctor) : 
  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Last 4 digits of social security number
  • Why Home Delivered Meals are needed
  • Contact Name and Phone Number 

Mail to: 

Richmond County Aging Services
225 South Lawrence Street
Rockingham, N.C. 28379
For more information, please contact the
Nutrition Program Director.


Reservation Policy 

Home Delivered Meals 

To reduce the number of un-served meals, a reservation system is used. Each person must notify the Nutrition Director if they plan to be absent from the home for any amount of time so that meals are not ordered for them during their absence. 

Any and all grievances can be reported directly to the Nutrition Program Director within five (5) working days. If complaints are not resolved to the client’s satisfaction within ten (10) working days from the receipt of the complaint, all complaints will be forwarded to the Aging Program Administrator for resolution.
Waiting List Service Priority  

  • Individuals who have been abused, neglected, and/ or exploited.
  • Individuals who are at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
  • Individuals who are health impaired and need individual nutritional supports.
  • Individuals whose independent living arrangements do not provide adequate facilities for meal preparations.
  • Individuals who do not have a caregiver paid/ unpaid to assist with care during daytime hours.