• Meals at Home
  • January 29, 2015

mah_doorwayWhat types of meals are available?

Meals at Home provides two meals a day: one hot and one cold. All food from our hospital kitchens is low salt, low fat, and low cholesterol. Also available are medically prescribed diets such as diabetic, cardiac, renal, or salt free.

“My meals were as important as my medicine.” – Meals at Home client

Where do the meals come from?

These nutritious meals are supplied by St. Francis Hospital, NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston Hospital), Three Crowns ParkJilly’s Cafe, Capt’n Nemo’s, and Curt’s Cafe.

Meals at Home - SandwichWhen are meals delivered?

Caring volunteers deliver meals Monday through Saturday any time between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. If requested, meals are delivered on holidays, unless the holiday falls on a Sunday.

What is the cost of the meals?

Cost of the meals is determined by income. Currently, the regular cost per day is $9.20 for two hospital-provided meals. Reduced fees are also available using a sliding scale. Approximately 60% of our clients qualify for reduced fees. To determine your cost, contact our office at 847-332-2678 or

What other services are offered?

Friendly Visiting
Meals at Home’s dedicated and friendly volunteers will visit with you in person or on the phone. Friendly visiting is available upon request. Those who have participated in this program say they have made great new friends.

Shopping Assistance
We know the value of a trip to the store and our volunteers will help you shop for a variety of foods, toiletries, and paper products. Other than the cost of the groceries, there is no fee for this service.

How do I get started?

Call Meals at Home at 847-332-2678 to speak with the Program Coordinator or fill out one of the Client Application forms below.

Submit the completed form
by email to
by fax at 847-492-1037

CLIENT APPLICATION (print version)

CLIENT APPLICATION (fill in version)

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