Meals on Wheels of Lexington, Inc.
A Non-Profit Organization Established in October 1969.
Clients are asked to be available to receive their meals. If they must be away when delivery is made, but still want their meals, they need to leave a cooler with a lid at the door. The cooler must have ice or ice packs so the driver has a safe place to put the meals.
The meal packages are dated. The hot meal is intended to be eaten as soon as it arrives, or refrigerated and reheated later for consumption. Cold items should be immediately refrigerated. Perishable foods should not be saved longer than one or two days. Milk should be consumed by the date on the top of the carton. If there is any doubt as to the safety of the food, it should be thrown out. Meals on Wheels is not responsible for spoiled food.
We are concerned for our clients’ well-being. If one has not notified us in advance that they will not be at home, or have not left out a cooler, we will make every effort to determine that they are safe.
Meals are generally not delivered when Fayette County Schools are closed for bad weather. Our decisions are made on road conditions, not cold temperatures.
You can find information regarding school closures on the FCPS website or social media, local network TV channels and radio stations.
It is a good idea to have a supply of food and something to drink for at least three days. Here is a suggested list for clients to buy and store in case we cannot deliver the meals.
Diabetics need to have sugar-free items on hand. Any special diet needs should be considered when stocking emergency shelves.