The MARC Department of Aging and Adult Services works with several senior centers and community agencies to provide meals to those aged 60 years and older, who are unable to leave their homes due to physical or cognitive limitations. A limited number of meals are available for those 18-59 years of age, with a legally recognized disability.
There are two steps to the application process:
- You must have an in-home assessment completed by a MARC-approved agency to determine your physical condition and need for the meals.
- Based on the information from the assessment, you will then be assigned a meal provider, placed on a waiting list or referred to a senior center for congregate meals.
At this time, many of our senior centers
have a waiting list for the home-delivered meals program. MARC has established a list of priorities to determine placement on the waiting list. The priorities are as follows:
- Individuals who are in the protective services program of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
- Those who cannot provide meals for themselves and have no one to help.
- Those with only intermittent support, such as weekends or evenings.
- Those who can occasionally provide meals for themselves, but are unable attend a senior center regularly.
- Those with a caregiver, but who require so much assistance that meal preparation is an added strain for the caregiver.
The MARC home-delivered meals are provided at no required cost to the participant. To offset these costs, the MARC home-delivered meals program encourages voluntary contributions from those receiving the meals, their family members or friends.
Your tax-deductible donation can help us reach our goal of 500,000 home-delivered meals
annually. For more information contact us at 816-474-4240 or
donate now by clicking here