Hot, nutritious meals are served five days a week in communities throughout western South Dakota. Participants may enjoy a meal with their friends and neighbors at our 29 congregational dining sites, located in 16 communities in the region and for our homebound friends and neighbors, meals can be delivered right to their door by caring volunteers.
Meals on Wheels Western South Dakota is non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the well-being of senior citizens through nutritious meals, nutrition education, socialization and other supportive services. The program is supported through the Federal Older Americans Act, participant donations, the State of South Dakota and local fundraising efforts. Every philanthropic dollar stays right here in our community, serving those who need it most!
Anyone 60 years of age or older is welcome to participate. If the spouse of an eligible participant is under 60, he or she may qualify as well. We encourage anyone who is 60+ to join us at one of our many communal dining locations and for those who are homebound or unable to travel, home delivery is available. If someone you know is homebound and in need of meals, please reach out on their behalf or give them our information.
While the menu is different each day, we do follow specific menu guidelines that are diabetic friendly and heart healthy. Each meal provides one-third of the Recommended Daily Allowance, which is one serving of protein, three servings of vegetables or fruit, one serving of bread, milk and a dessert. Modified texture diets are available for persons with chewing or swallowing problems and certain dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
Meals are available on a donation basis according to suggested income guidelines. Those under 60 are asked to pay the full cost of the meal, at $8.25.
Food stamps and EBT cards are accepted. No eligible participant will be denied a meal based on inability to pay.