Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels recipients at front door
Affordable, nutritious meals for delivery or pickup in Saint Paul

Wilder’s Meals on Wheels provides affordable, nutritious hot or frozen meals to adults, older adults and seniors living in Midway, Frogtown and the surrounding neighborhoods of Saint Paul in partnership with Metro Meals on Wheels. Caring volunteers help pack and deliver these locally-made meals every weekday and serve as a lifeline for many people who live alone, have difficulty cooking and preparing meals, or are home due to health conditions, disabilities or limited mobility. Healthy meals are also available for purchase and pick up at the Wilder Community Center for Aging. 

  • Volunteers Needed: Grab a buddy, family member or colleague and help us pack or deliver meals in Saint Paul.

About the Meals on Wheels Program

With Meals on Wheels, you get more than nutritious foods. We offer:

  • Affordable, made-from-scratch, healthy meals delivered Monday through Friday.
  • Regular visits with friendly delivery volunteers.
  • 30+ varieties including diabetic friendly and heart healthy meals, with menus reviewed by a dietitian.
  • Accommodations for special diets, including renal, gluten-free, mechanical soft, puree, vegetarian and kosher.
  • Busy schedule? We offer weekly delivery of the same great meals that can be reheated at your convenience.
  • Meals prepared fresh by Meals on Wheels Kitchen of Opportunities.

View a Sample Menu

Meals on Wheels recipients in backyard

A dietician at the Veterans Affairs medical center recommended Meals on Wheels as a potential solution for Vietnam War Veteran Roosevelt Jackson’s health and dietary needs. 

Roosevelt's wife, Maribeth, was pleasantly surprised to learn that Meals on Wheels offers versions of its made-from-scratch, healthy meals specifically for people with diabetes and other health needs. Even better, the meals were affordable – and volunteers delivered the food to the Jacksons’ Saint Paul home.

Read why diabetes-friendly Meals on Wheels deliveries were ‘just a wonderful experience’ for this couple in Saint Paul, Minnesota. 

Maribeth Jackson's husband received Meals on Wheels at Wilder

The food was good, and it was what he needed.

Maribeth Jackson, whose husband received Meals on Wheels for his health needs

How to Apply for Meals on Wheels

Option 1: Sign up directly with Meals on Wheels

Looking to get meal delivery started for yourself, a family members or client? In partnership with Metro Meals on Wheels, our program is open to adults, seniors and people with health conditions or disabilities who live in the Midway, Frogtown and surrounding neighborhoods of Saint Paul, along I-94 between Snelling Avenue and Downtown. Call 612-623-3363 or sign up directly through their website.

Option 2: Pick up or get healthy meals through Wilder

Healthy meals can also be purchased and picked up at the Wilder Community Center for Aging or delivered to you by our friendly volunteers (through our Metro Meals on Wheels partners). Interested in finding out more about meals, how you can purchase and pickup or have questions about delivery? Click "Request More Info" below to fill out the form and our staff will be in touch.

Volunteer with Wilder Meals on Wheels

By serving as a Meals on Wheels volunteer, you support the well-being and independence of your neighbors. It takes about an hour over lunch time to deliver meals to seniors and people with disabilities in Saint Paul. We encourage you to invite someone to join you. Delivering meals is a rewarding experience for friends, families and teams of employees!

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Ron Walcheski receives Wilder Meals on Wheels

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