Home Delivered Meals

Few things are as comforting as a knock on the door and a friendly face bearing a freshly prepared hot meal. The meals provide at least one-third of the recommended daily nutritional requirements, and are delivered by TCOA staff and volunteers who understand the importance of both the food and the visit to those who open the door.

Home Delivered Meals

Who receives home delivered meals?

Qualified candidates must:

  • Be 60 and older.
  • Live in Terrebonne Parish.
  • Be pre-qualified using the Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs’ assessment tool.
  • Be homebound.
    • Meals will be provided to spouse or eligible caregiver residing with the client, if deemed to be in the best interest of the client.
    • Priority will be given to older persons with the greatest economic and/or social need, with particular attention to low-income minority and Native American individuals.
    • $1 donation per meal is encouraged, but not required.

For more information, please call (985) 868-7596.

Did you know?

The Terrebonne Council on Aging’s Home Delivered Meals program serves more than 650+ seniors daily, or more than 158,000 meals last year. This service provides a vital safety net and saves federal and state dollars by keeping the elderly out of nursing homes and avoid hospital stays which can come with staggering costs: A one-day hospital stay or a six-day nursing-home stay costs about the same as delivering a hot meal to a home bound senior each weekday for an entire year.

Just a quick thanks for the wonderful collection of goods you delivered to us this past month. Such a thoughtful thing to do! I frequently saw we have the best council of all, and this gift verifies it. Once again, Thanks.

J.T., Houma, LA

Thanks to Council on Aging. I know that this is little but I still want to thank you. The lunches you bring me mean so much. I have so many problems standing in one place to even cook a meal. I also want to thank you for my birthday gift. It was such a wonderful surprise. Thank you. I bless you all for the wonderful job you are doing. God bless you and keep you all safe. I love you all.

P.T. Houma, LA

Just want to thank you for the most thoughtful gift basket for Mrs. I.S. on her 95th birthday. It really cheered her up and made her day extra special. Thanks also for the meals you provide and the courteous driver who delivers them everyday with always a smile and a kind word! It means a lot to those who are homebound. Again, thanks for all that you do.

M.A.C. Shriever, LA

On behalf of the Veterans of this area we wish to thank you for the assistance with hot meals for our homeless Veterans. You do so much for our seniors, but to help veterans too, goes above and beyond the call. Thank you again for your help. God Bless America and supporters like you.

Terrebonne Veterans Shelter, Houma, LA

Give Us A Call

Main Line: 985-868-8411
Transportation: 985-868-7701
Food For Seniors: 985-858-5139
Nutrition/Home Delivered Meals: 985-868-7596
In Home Services: 985-868-5546