Simple Suppers & Meals on Wheels

Simple Suppers & Sunshine Meals

Simple Suppers are frozen entrées that feature ingredients that purposefully deliver a variety of flavor and nutrients. Simple Suppers offers five frozen meals as opposed to the delivered hot meal from Meals on Wheels (see below). Simple Suppers allows individuals more flexibility especially for those at treatments or doctors’ appointments.

A box of Simple Suppers consists of a five week menu cycle that includes a variety of five ‘single-serve’ meals as well as a 40 oz. shelf stable milk, five slices of bread and five snacks. When receiving individual meals, each includes a protein, starch, fruit and vegetable. Simple Suppers can be picked up at the Food Bank or home delivery is available in some areas of Chester County.  For more information about Simple Suppers please contact Carey Snow, Director of Culinary Operations at 610-873-6000 x121 or email csnow@chestercountyfoodbank.org

In response to the demands during Covid-19 and the increase of individuals being homebound due to health or social distancing restrictions, we expanded the frozen meals to offer Sunshine Meals.  Similar to Simple Suppers but the menu cycle is more varied, these frozen meals are distributed to our network partners primarily senior centers and affordable senior housing communities.


Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation. This network exists in virtually every community in America and delivers nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks. Anyone, regardless of age or economic status, who is homebound, handicapped, or convalescing from an illness or operation and is unable to prepare a nutritious meal, is eligible.

Since 2014 the Food Bank has contracted with Meals on Wheels of Chester County (MOWCC) to prepare, freeze and store meals. The Food Bank delivers cases of frozen meals to MOWCC upon their request for them to distribute to their chapters throughout the county. In addition to frozen meals, the Food Bank prepares hot meals for pick up by MOWCC volunteers to deliver on weekdays to participants in Chester County.

Sourcing local produce when possible, we distribute approximately 14,000 meals a year for Meals on Wheels Chester County.

As an extension of our work with Meals on Wheels, we are contracted to source and package emergency meals or ‘Snow Boxes’. Each box, which contains an assortment of shelf-stable ready to eat items, juice and snacks, are given to all current MOW recipients.  In the event of bad weather when a volunteer is unable to deliver meals, homebound clients will have this emergency food on hand to help them get by until delivery of meals can resume.

To learn more about Meals On Wheels of Chester County call 610-430-8500.