How to Apply

Meals on Wheels is actively seeking to serve those who will benefit from our meal service. If you know someone who needs Meals on Wheels, please contact us by email, fax, or telephone. If you have any questions about eligibility for Meals on Wheels, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page. Please note that some programs have waiting lists. Call the Meals on Wheels office at 919-667-9424 to confirm the availability of service in a specific area. To refer a client, please complete and submit either the online or the printable version of the Application for Services linked below. To phone in a referral, please also see below.


Our services are available to any resident of Durham County who is homebound as the result of age, disability, or illness. Most recipients of meals live alone and are elderly, handicapped, malnourished, or otherwise unable to prepare food for themselves. People of various incomes and ages may be eligible for meals. Meals on Wheels Durham does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, gender, disability, or national origin. 

Applying for Services

For information about the meals and the cost of service, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Please complete and submit one of the Application for Services forms linked below and we will contact you.
Application for Services (printable)*: Please download, print, complete and mail or fax the printable form. You can also drop it off at the office. Our contact information is located below and at the top of the page, under Contact Us.
* Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, available for free here.
Meals on Wheels Durham
2522 Ross Road
Durham, NC 27703
Fax: 919-667-9458
Phone: 919-667-9424

Referral information may also be phoned in to the Meals on Wheels office. The following information is required to submit a referral by phone:

  • Name of client
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Date of birth
  • Medical diagnosis
  • Emergency contact information