What is Project Homecoming?
Project Homecoming provides up to five no-cost meals from Broomfield Meals on Wheels after a recent hospital stay. Cooking is the last thing a recently hospitalized individual needs to worry about during the recovery period at home, and good nutrition is a must for healing after surgery or illness.
Broomfield residents 60 years or older who have recently been released from any hospital and who are recovering at a Broomfield residence are eligible for this program. Project Homecoming is designed to help individuals with a short-term need for meals due to illness, accident, surgery, etc.
A short phone intake (for dietary needs, emergency contact, etc.) is conducted prior to beginning meal delivery service. Doctors, nurses, friends, family, or the individual being released can call. Phone intakes may be made by calling 303.464.5532. Service can begin the very next business day.
Fresh, hot, nutritious meals are delivered to the home by volunteers Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Daily hot meals include an entree, vegetable, carbohydrate, roll, milk, salad, and dessert. Weekend and holiday meals are delivered frozen in a microwaveable container and include the entree, vegetable, and carbohydrate. Frozen meals are delivered during the week prior to the desired weekend/holiday.
For special diets, we offer low-sodium and diabetic meals at this time; however, please call to see if we can accommodate other special dietary requests.
If you are receiving Meals on Wheels, any changes or cancellations regarding meal delivery must be provided a minimum of 24 hours in advance. If an individual does not answer when delivery is attempted, a Senior Services staff member will be notified. A follow-up will be conducted by the Broomfield Police Department if we are unable to reach your emergency contact on file
Individuals are not required or expected to continue service after receiving the five free meals. If an individual wishes to continue service through Broomfield Meals on Wheels, the fees are as follows:
Daily hot meals $4, frozen weekend/holiday meals $2.
Assistance is available for those who qualify thanks to the SRB (Senior Resources of Broomfield, Inc.) Support Fund. Once a fee schedule has been established, the individual or paying party will receive a monthly bill. Monthly bills are sent out the first week of the following month. Example: bill for all meals received in July will come during the first week of August.
If you are interested in more information or would like to see if we could use your help by volunteering for Meals on Wheels, please call 303.464.5532.