Services & FAQ
- Nourishing mid-day meals Monday – Friday delivered usually between 10:30am-12:30pm
- Optional Saturday meal delivered with regular Friday meal
- Blizzard Bags as needed during winter months
- Daily Wellness Check
Participants are accepted into the program based on need, but must meet the qualifications below. Edmond Mobile Meals, in recognition of its responsibility to the community it serves, reaffirms its policy to serve participants as identified in this statement without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. We recommend a client contribution of $3.50 per meal. However, no one will be denied service due to inability to pay.
To apply for service, please complete an application through the link below.
Who We Serve:
- Homebound individuals, defined as someone who is normally unable to leave home without significant assistance from others
- Individuals with chronic health issues
- Individuals who cannot cook or shop for themselves
- Those who have no one at home with them during the day who can prepare meals for them except in situations where respite support can be provided
- Individuals recovering or rehabilitating from accident, illness or surgery
- Individuals that live within our delivery boundaries of a physical, permanent Edmond address: Memorial Road (South), Waterloo Road (North), Midwest Blvd (East), May Ave (West)
Service can be on-going or short term to provide assistance during periods of need.
We Are Not Equipped to Serve:
- Individuals who have strict and unyielding dietary requirements (i.e, Gluten, Diabetic, Soft)
- Individuals who demonstrate inappropriate, abusive or violent behavior
- Individuals who live in an environment which compromises the safety of the volunteer
- Individuals outside of our delivery boundaries
- Individuals residing in temporary housing, motels, or extended stay accommodations
What to Expect
What to expect the first day
Meals are normally delivered between 10:45 am-12:30 pm by one of our wonderful volunteers. To ensure food safety, we will never leave the meal if you are not home. We cannot leave it outside or inside, even if there has been a note left.
The driver will ring the doorbell and follow the instructions we have given them about whether or not to proceed into the home or wait at the door for someone to accept the meal. If you do not answer the door, we will assume that something is wrong and the driver will call our office.
When you accept the meal, please either eat the meal or refrigerate immediately for food safety measures. Any food that you don’t eat immediately should be refrigerated and eaten within two days or thrown away. The temperature of your refrigerator should be less than 41°F. Please do not leave your meal at room temperature.
If you choose not to eat your meal immediately, you can reheat your three compartment paper meal tray with the clear film seal by placing it in the microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or putting it in a 350°F oven for 10 minutes. The food should be hot and bubbly and reach a temperature of 165°F on an instant-read thermometer. Do not put the paper containers in a toaster oven.
If you have not received your meal by 12:30 pm, please call our office. If there is severe weather and the roads are bad, we may be unable to deliver meals. The local TV stations will be notified of any closing that Mobile Meals has.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if the weather is bad and Mobile Meals is unable to deliver?
At least once a year, Mobile Meals sends out “Blizzard Bags” that contain enough non-perishable food to tide you over for a couple days in case we can’t deliver meals. We encourage you to always keep some basic food on hand in case of emergencies.
What if I have to be gone when the meal is going to be delivered?
Call Mobile Meals at (405) 341-3111 BEFORE 9:15 a.m. if you have to be gone. If possible, call at least the day before you will be gone. You can leave a message on our answering machine if we are not able to answer the phone.
What does it cost to have the Mobile Meals?
We will never ask clients to give us their income, therefore, it is up to each individual to let us know how much they can contribute per meal. We have clients who contribute $0.50-$5.00 per meal. We are not a government funded program, therefore, anything you can do to help us cover the cost of the meal is helpful. If you cannot contribute we do not want that to be the reason you don’t get the meal, so give us a call!
What if I am the primary caretaker of my spouse who is homebound, but I am not homebound?
In this situation, we would love to bring a meal to both of you. We know that being a caretaker is a lot of work and want to ease your load.
What kind of food do you serve?
We strive to serve a nutritionally balanced meal each and every day. For some, this meal is the only thing they will eat each day and we understand the importance we play in their lives. If you would like to see the specific items, please view the menu. We will always keep the menu up to date.
What area do you serve?
The boundaries that we currently serve are May Avenue to Midwest Blvd, and Memorial Road to Waterloo Road.
If you live in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma City Mobile Meals program may be able to assist you. Their phone number is 405-609-1035. Visit their website at https://www.endinghungerokc.org/
How is Edmond Mobile Meals funded?
We are funded by private donations, grants and hold many fundraisers throughout the year. We do not receive any type of government funding. Our 501(c)(3) program relies on the generosity of the community. Funding is provided by contributions from meal recipients, churches, businesses, social and civic organizations, and volunteers. Please contact us or make a one-time or ongoing contribution online.
How can I help?
We always have ways in which you can volunteer at Edmond Mobile Meals, whether it’s driving a route, working in the kitchen or helping out in the office, there are many ways in which you can be involved!
We would also ask that you keep us in mind when you are looking to make a donation, we serve around 250 people each day and could not do it without the help of those in the community who have given of their resources.
How long do the recipients receive meals?
Meals can be either short-term (less than 3 months) or long-term (as long as the recipient qualifies).
Do you provide a pet food program?
We do not provide pet food but instead work with The Pet Food Pantry of Oklahoma City who provides pet food and pet services to low-income senior citizens and the homeless.
What other resources are available?
Edmond Mobile Meals partners with other organizations in the community to provide resources to our clients. For a list of those resources, please ask a staff member.
Is there a minimum age requirement for volunteers?
Volunteers should be at least 18 years of age to cook and deliver meals by themselves. We welcome children under the age of 18 to deliver with a family member or friend who is at least 18 years of age.
Can someone volunteer to satisfy court ordered community service?
We currently do not have opportunities for individuals needing court ordered community service.