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Meals on Wheels

Gold Country Community Services has been providing home-delivered meals to homebound adults in Western Nevada County since 1987. Annually, we serve over 38,000 home-delivered meals.

Our team of dedicated volunteers delivers a hot meal Monday through Friday, between the hours of 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. Each meal we serve is planned and prepared to meet the nutritional needs of older adults.

We do not deliver hot meals on weekends or major holidays or when roads are unsafe to travel.

Our Service Area

Meals are delivered within the areas of Nevada City, Grass Valley, Lake Wildwood, Cedar Ridge, Penn Valley, Rough & Ready and Lake of the Pines.

Who Can Enroll

Home delivered meal service is for adults, 60 years of age and older who are unable to prepare meals for themselves, find it difficult to shop for groceries, and/or have inadequate assistance from family and friends.

Priority is given to older adults recently discharged from the hospital from a serious illness or injury and have no outside assistance and seniors that have a chronic illness or poor nutritional health.

How to Enroll

The enrollment process begins with a phone call at (530) 273-4961.

A staff member will conduct a home visit to discuss the program, answer questions, provide resources and determine eligibility to the program.

A similar assessment will be performed every 3 months; either by phone or in person to re-establish eligibility.

Our Happy Seniors

Our Menus

Recipes and menus are planned and approved by a registered dietitian. The meals provide at least one-third of an adult’s recommended daily nutritional intake and are prepared with strict nutrition oversight, no added salt and low amounts of fat and sugar. Each meal includes an entrée, vegetable, fruit, and milk.

Program Costs

Enrolled seniors are not charged for this service, however, we appreciate and gladly accept contributions from meal recipients and others as a way to maintain the quality of the program and extend it to others. The suggested voluntary contribution is $3.00 per meal.

Please note that no eligible senior will be denied participation in the program because of failure or inability to contribute.

Client Contributions

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Grievance Policy and Procedures

It is the commitment of Gold Country Community Services to provide quality, caring services to older adults and to encourage feedback and open communication whenever possible. To ensure these goals are met and to ensure participants have the opportunity to comment on the services they receive, GCCS conducts regular surveys and has developed a written grievance procedure. Download our Grievance Policies & Procedures.