Delivery Volunteer Talking With A Client After Dropping Off A MealEating a balanced, nutritious diet is key for long-term health and wellbeing. But for elderly or disabled individuals, getting to the grocery store regularly and preparing meals each day can be a challenge. That’s where the team at Ahlers Meals steps in. Serving residents of Southwestern Ohio including Greater Cincinnati, Greater Dayton, Springfield and the Lima region, Ahlers Meals is a meal delivery organization dedicated to minimizing food insecurity in our communities.

Menu Highlights

When you choose Ahlers Meals as your meal assistance provider, you’ll find a well-rounded menu with over 200 choices. With our service, you can choose your meals ahead of time, allowing you to pick your favorites or try out new dishes. Customers can choose from:

Lunches and Dinners

Lunch and dinner entrees are paired with nutritious sides. Our menu includes nutritional information so that our clients may make healthy choices based on their individual needs. With dozens of choices from chicken parmesan to Salisbury steak, your options include:

  • Turkey meals
  • Chicken meals
  • Beef meals
  • Pork meals
  • Seafood meals
  • Meatless meals
  • Shelf-stable meals
  • Hot and cold sandwiches

Breakfast Meals

Start your day off right with a healthy breakfast. We offer a variety of hot and cold cereals, as well as hot meals like omelets and breakfast burritos.


To help you stay hydrated throughout the day, Ahlers Meals also delivers beverages with your meal. Clients can choose from several kinds of juice, milk, or hot cocoa.

Snacks and Sides

Each meal comes with either one or two side items. Customers can select their preferred side items when they fill out their meal order form. You will find a wide range of choices, from fresh fruit and granola bars to treats like pudding packs and cookies, as well as a small selection of sugar-free items. New items will be noted on your order form.

Our Meal Delivery Service Partners

Ahlers Meals sources products and ingredients from trusted name brands that you already know and love. Our providers include:

  • Aunt Millie’s
  • Diversified Foods Inc.
  • Golden Gourmet
  • Jimmy Dean
  • Kellogg’s
  • Pepperidge Farm
  • Traditions
  • Tyson
  • US Foods

On our online menu, you will find links to nutritional info for each meal, as well as easy-to-follow instructions for microwave or conventional-oven preparation.

Enrollment Process

Ahlers Meals serves individuals who are elderly or disabled throughout our Southwestern OH service area. Many of our clients receive financial assistance that helps to cover the cost of meal deliveries. Clients may be eligible for government or health plan assistance if they:

  • Are over the age of 60
  • Are currently on Medicare
  • Have a disability
  • Need help grocery shopping or preparing meals

Several agencies and programs can help you receive the funding you need to pay for meal delivery services, such as:

We also offer a private pay option for customers who do not qualify for assistance through government benefits or their insurance plan.

Once you’re signed up, ordering your meals is simple. When you enroll in our meal assistance program, one of our Consumer Intake Specialists will talk with you about your meal preferences and walk you through the order and delivery process. Deliveries are scheduled on the same weekday ordered within a three-hour timeframe, and your meals will be packed in a thermal cooler bag for safe transport. Clients can submit a meal order form online, or they can print out the order form and submit it to their delivery driver.

Get in Touch with Ahlers Meals

Since 1987, we’ve been dedicated to caring for our neighbors throughout Greater Cincinnati, Dayton, Lima, and the surrounding areas. Staffed by a dedicated team of compassionate professionals, Ahlers Meals makes good nutrition accessible for older adults and individuals with disabilities in OH. In addition to door-to-door delivery of nutritious meals, we also help our clients care for their cats and dogs through Ahlers Angels, our pet food assistance program. For more information about enrolling in our meal delivery service, contact us today.