Frequently Asked Questions
  • When are meals delivered?

    Monday through Friday, before noon.

  • Where do you deliver meals?

    We deliver to residents in East Hampton Village, Springs, Northwest Woods, Wainscott, Amagansett, Montauk and parts of Sag Harbor.

  • Where are the meals prepared?

    We contract wth Dreesen’s Catering, on Lumber Lane in East Hampton Village to prepare the meals.

  • Do you provide seven day delivery?

    We deliver Monday through Friday, and weekend meals are delivered on Friday if needed.

  • How do you sign up for meals?

    You must fill out an application.
    Call the Meals on Wheels office at (631) 329-1669. The office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. If you call after hours, be sure to leave a message.

  • Does Meals on Wheels deliver in inclement weather?

    If the weather is very bad (snow/sleet) we will deliver “blizzard bags” before an anticipated storm.

  • Of what do the meals consist?

    We provide a hot and cold meal each day. The hot meal includes an entrée and two sides. The cold meal includes a sandwich, juice and milk, a fruit, buttered roll and dessert.

  • Do you have to be home when the meal is delivered?

    No. If you plan to be out, call the office so we can give specific instructions to our driver.

  • Are meals delivered on major holidays?

    Yes, on every major holiday except New Year’s Day.

  • How much do the meals cost each day?

    Our suggested donation is $15 per day. If you cannot donate that amount, we can offer a siding scale according to what you can afford.

  • To volunteer, do you need to commit to specific hours every week?

    No. If you can not volunteer once a week, we are always in need of substitute drivers and meal captains.

  • What do you need to volunteer as a driver?

    You need a valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance.

  • What do you do if a client does not answer the door?

    If a client is expected to be home, the office will try to reach a family member or designated contact person. If unable to determine the client’s well being, we will contact local authorities to initiate a “ wellness check.”

  • If you do not want to drive a route, is there another way you can volunteer?

    We are also in need of people to pack the meals each morning.

  • I can’t volunteer. How else can I help?

    The number of clients is increasing and meal costs are rising. Monetary donations are needed to sustain us in the coming years.

  • How can my business or organization get involved?

    You can support us by sponsoring a route, making a monetary donation, or donating an item or goods from your business to one of our fundraising events. To learn more, please call the office at
    (631) 329-1669.