How to Apply

Meals on Wheels is actively seeking to serve those who will benefit from our meal service in Durham. 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 cost-free programs have waiting lists.
Meals on Wheels Durham services eligible residents in Durham County, North Carolina. Click here to see the Meals on Wheels organization that services your area or call our office at 919-667-9424.
To refer a client, please complete and submit either the online or printable version of the Application for Services linked below. To phone in a referral, please review the information below.


Our services are available to any resident of Durham County who is homebound as a 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, sexual orientation, or national origin.


For information about the meals and the cost of service, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Please complete and submit the online Application for Services form on our webpage or download the printable Application for Services form and we will contact you. (Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to access and download the printable Application form. Adobe Acrobat is available for free here.). 

Please download, print, complete, and mail or fax the printable form. You can also drop it off at the office. We currently process application submissions on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our contact information is located below and on our Contact Us webpage.

Meals on Wheels Durham
2522 Ross Road
Durham, NC 27703
Fax: 919-667-9458
Phone: 919-667-9424

Referral information may also be phoned into 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

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  • Current Client Information
  • Nutritional Risk Assessment
  • Household Information
  • Additional Information
  • Complete
To be eligible for our services, you must be: 60 years of age or older and live in Durham County. We also provide meals to adults with qualifying disabilities. Additional factors contributing to eligibility may include: being homebound or needing help leaving your home, unable to prepare meals or shop for yourself, recent hospital stay or ongoing health problems, primarily living alone or with a caregiver

For more information about the meal services that Meals on Wheels Durham provides, please visit Our Services webpage and our Frequently Asked Question webpage.