Mobile Meals of Toledo

Mobile Meals of Toledo, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer-based social service agency that delivers nourishing food—at home and at school—to those whose nutritional needs might otherwise go unmet.

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Mobile Meals of Toledo
2200 Jefferson Ave.
Toledo, OH 43604

P: 419-255-7806
F: 419-255-5427
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Who qualifies for the Mobile Meals home-delivered meal service?

Our service is for people of all ages and economic levels. We serve people who may be homebound, have limited mobility, have a medical condition, be recovering from surgery or injury, or those unable to cook, shop, or maintain a healthy diet.

What type of medical need qualifies?

Our service is for people of all ages and economic levels. We serve people who may be homebound, have limited mobility, have a medical condition, be recovering from surgery or injury, or those unable to cook, shop, or maintain a healthy diet.

Is a physician’s prescription required?

Mobile Meals does not require a prescription. Our staff will notify your physician’s office that you have signed up for Mobile Meals.

Is there a cost for home-delivered meals?

Fees are determined on a sliding scale depending on income. We also accept Passport, CareStar Waiver, Buckeye & Aetna (MyCare Ohio Waiver) and SNAP. Your case manager can help verify your insurance eligibility.

Isn’t Mobile Meals just for Senior Citizens?

No. We’ve served clients ranging in age from three years old to 105. Service is provided for anyone with a medical need, regardless of age.

I don’t qualify for government assistance. How much will the home-delivered meal service cost me?

We determine each private-pay client’s cost separately using a sliding-scale that factors in their income and living expenses. A representative will be happy to quote you a fee over the phone.

Do you accept food stamps from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)?

Yes. Mobile Meals does accept SNAP food stamps and Electronic Benefits Transfer as forms of payment for home-delivered meals.

Can I specify to my caseworker that I want Mobile Meals as my home-delivered meals provider?

Absolutely, simply inform your case manager that you choose Mobile Meals as your provider.

What is the food like?

Our kitchen works hard to provide our clients with a variety of delicious and healthy meal choices. Our menu is developed and approved by a licensed dietitian.

The meals that require heating have easy-to-follow instructions for the microwave or conventional oven.

The food our kitchen prepares is low sodium, fat, and cholesterol. Many clients choose to add additional seasoning if they are not on a restricted diet.

Can I choose my meals?

We offer a menu to daily clients on non-restrictive diets. The food is prepared fresh daily in our local kitchen and delivered Monday through Friday. Your daily delivery can include one or two meals with a choice between two dinner menu options. The two meal plan may include bread and juice. All meal plans include milk, fruit, and snack (cereal).

Can Mobile Meals handle special diets?

Yes, we accommodate diabetic, soft, puréed or mechanical soft, and renal diets. All of our diets include low-fat, low-cholesterol, and low-sodium foods.

We currently do not offer gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan diet plans.

Are your meals delivered hot?

No. Lunch entrées mainly consist of freshly made sandwiches and salads that are ready to eat. Dinner entrées are fully cooked, but they require reheating in a microwave before eating.

What is your meal-delivery area?

Mobile Meals serves Lucas County, Fulton County, Monroe County, Ottawa County, and Northern Wood County.

How do I sign up for home-delivered meal service?

Simply click here and fill out a short form, or call Mobile Meals at 419-255-7806 and ask to speak to someone about signing up for home-delivered meals.

Am I locked into a contract with Mobile Meals?

Mobile Meals requires private-pay clients to agree to an initial minimum two-week service period, paid for in advance. After two weeks clients can continue the service as long as they need, or cancel at any time.

After signing up, how soon can I begin receiving meals?

After completing the sign-up process, daily meal deliveries can begin as quickly as one or two business days. Weekly deliveries can begin within one to two weeks.

Are meals delivered every day?

Mobile Meals clients can choose between receiving daily or weekly delivery. Daily deliveries are made Monday through Friday. Weekly deliveries are scheduled for the same day each week (i.e., full week’s meals delivered every Tuesday).

Do you provide meals on weekends and holiday?

Yes. Clients have the option of receiving food for the weekend. Daily-delivery clients receive meals for Saturday and Sunday on Friday. Likewise, holiday meals are included in a delivery prior to the actual holiday.

What happens if I am not home to receive my delivery?

Insurance regulations require Mobile Meals to obtain signatures of receipt from clients whose meals are covered by Passport, CareStar Waiver, Buckeye, or Aetna. Without an authorized signature, insurance guidelines prevent us from leaving your meals. We encourage clients to call our office well in advance to stop delivery for those days on which they cannot be home to accept delivery.

Private-pay clients may designate alternative delivery instructions (i.e., a cooler on the back porch, a neighbor’s house) in the event they are not home when we deliver.

What time are meals delivered?

For clients that receive daily meals, we deliver weekdays between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Once you are established on a route, your daily delivery time should be fairly consistent.

Clients who opt for weekly deliveries can expect delivery on the same day each week (Monday through Thursday) between 9am and 4pm. Again, once your delivery is established, the window of delivery will be much narrower.

Of course, extreme weather conditions could possibly delay deliveries.