What Are Meal Delivery Programs?

What Are Meal Delivery Programs?

Home delivered meals are very popular and are popping up everywhere. Using a meal delivery service can be fun, fast, and easy, and can provide independence and autonomy for older adults. The types of services available include already-made meals or meal kits that are delivered to your home. Here are the top service providers for both options.

The Top Meal Delivery Services

Mom’s Meals

Mom’s Meals delivers fresh-made meals nationwide. Meals are delivered fresh, not frozen, in a fresh lock package and can be reheated in the microwave in as little as two minutes. Meals delivered by Mom’s Meals are fully-prepared, nutritionally balanced meals that provide up to 700 calories with protein, whole grains, vegetables and snacks included.


MealPro is a meal prep service that specializes in healthy meals made with natural ingredients. Meals are delivered in special thermal boxes to make sure your meals arrive to you in optimal condition, ready to heat up by microwave or oven. If you choose their recurring service, you can earn rewards points for every dollar that you spend. And rewards points can be redeemed for free meals.

Personal Chef To Go

Personal Chef To Go offers fully prepared, ready to heat and eat meals and entrée salads that are handcrafted by local chefs weekly in a commercial kitchen facility. They include locally-sourced vegetables, hand-trimmed FDA approved meats and whole grains..

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is the largest national provider of senior meal services. The services provided include frozen, home-delivered meals for older persons who are unable to leave their home to shop or prepare nutritious meals. The dietary and nutritional needs of the elderly are taken into account and accommodated. The nutritional information of each meal is available upon request.

Magic Kitchen

Magic Kitchen’s healthy, chef-prepared meals are created using top-quality fresh produce and ingredients to ensure you receive delicious, nutritious meals that are quick to prepare. The meals arrive on your doorstep frozen. The meals are ready to be heated and served.


BistroMD is a diet delivery program designed by a weight loss physician. The diet delivery program does not focus on just cutting calories; it is scientifically and nutritionally balanced to promote the healthy loss of fat. With BistroMD, you can lose weight and enjoy great tasting, real food by choosing a 5 or 7-day program that is supported by dietitian and fitness professionals.


Munchery prides themselves on partnering with local farmers who specialize in seasonal, all-natural, and organic produce, offer antibiotic-free meats, and use wild-caught fish whenever possible. Munchery offers ready-to-eat, easy to prepare meals, which only require heating for about 15 minutes. Its membership lets clients enjoy low-priced meal services compared to other non-membership meal delivery services.


Freshly partners with top chefs and the best rising culinary talent to discover unique ingredients and craft our delicious recipes. Freshly delivers healthy, chef-prepared meals to your doorstep on a weekly basis. Customers can choose from 4-meal, 6-meal, 9-meal, or 12-meal plan each week from their rotating, seasonal menu. Each meal is delivered fresh, never frozen, and is ready to eat in under two minutes.

Meal Kit Delivery Services

Another option is to have the ingredients and instructions delivered to make the meal yourself. This option can be a fun way to maintain a nutritional diet and cook with a friend or family member as well. Some meal kit delivery services are Plated, HelloFresh, Home Chef, Blue Apron, Marly Spoon, Gobble, and Home Bistro. If you’re considering this option, make sure to look into different services to find the one that works best for you and your loved one.

You can also find additional resources by contacting your Area Agency on Aging specialist and visiting SeniorServices.org.


“The Best Meal Delivery Services for Aging Adults.” Caring Village, 27 Mar. 2020, www.caringvillage.com/2017/09/08/meal-delivery-services-aging-adults/.