Rural Hot Home Delivered Meals is designed to address nutritional risk in the rural population of senior citizens. Monday through Friday, a hot, home-delivered meal is taken to the home of an Erie County resident, age 60+, living in a rural area of Erie County. The meal delivery trucks are equipped with a refrigerator and an oven. The trucks are staffed by volunteers who drop off meals to a redistribution point, where other volunteers driving their own cars deliver to any neighborhood in a rural township, or village.
The Rural Hot Home Delivered Meal Program is a collaborative effort between Serving Our Seniors and the Erie County Senior Center. Rather than Serving Our Seniors having its own kitchen and hiring its own kitchen manager and staff, Serving Our Seniors formed a partnership with the Erie County Senior Center. The Erie County Senior Center has a multi-purpose center, a kitchen and existing staff who serve lunch Monday through Friday at their facility and deliver meals to the homes of senior citizens living in the Sandusky/Perkins area. Serving Our Seniors funds the meals and provides the Erie County Senior Center with Home Delivered Meal Trucks including the related repairs and maintenance of these vehicles.