At Ahlers Meals, we are dedicated to reducing food insecurity in our local communities. Founded in 1987, Ahlers Meals provides meal assistance programs for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities throughout Southwestern Ohio, including Greater Cincinnati, Greater Dayton, and the Lima region. With convenient home delivery, dozens of menu choices, and a simple ordering process, Ahlers Meals makes it easy for you or your loved one to get nutritious, balanced meals.
If you’re currently on Medicare and are over age 60 or have a disability, you may be eligible for government assistance that helps to cover the cost of meal assistance programs. Several local agencies can determine if you or your family member is eligible for meal delivery services:
Ahlers Meals also offers a private pay option for individuals who do not qualify for government assistance but still need help staying healthy. If you have questions about program eligibility, our team is ready to assist you.
H2: Meal Delivery Program
Ahlers Meals provides home delivery of nutritious meals to program participants throughout our service area. Once you’re enrolled in our program, getting your first meal delivery is straightforward. First, you’ll have a call with one of our intake specialists, who will walk you through the ordering process and ask you about your preferences.
Next, we’ll schedule your delivery. When your delivery driver drops off your meals, you can also give them your order form to make any changes you’d like for your next delivery. You’ll need to sign for your delivery to confirm receipt. Your meals will be packed in a cooler bag, and your driver will be able to answer any questions you have.
Clients enjoy that our service allows them to handpick their meals from over 200 choices. Our menu options include:
- Breakfast: Select basic items like cereal or hot dishes like French toast with sausage or breakfast burritos.
- Lunch and dinner: We provide dozens of entrees like pasta, meatloaf, chicken patties, baked fish, and more. Clients can also choose simple sandwiches and shelf-stable meals like a tuna salad lunch kit.
- Desserts: Choose from tasty desserts like pudding, cookies, and Jell-O.
- Snacks: Satisfy cravings between meals with an assortment of snacks including fresh fruit, yogurt, and crackers.
- Beverages: We provide a selection of juices, and milk.
Ahlers Meals offer both hot and cold menu items. Each meal comes with a choice of one or more sides. We can accommodate a wide range of dietary restrictions and offer vegetarian, sugar-free, and low-sodium options. We partner with leading national brands like Pepperidge Farm, Jimmy Dean, Quaker, and Del Monte, so you can feel confident in the quality of our offerings.
We know that when community members are experiencing food insecurity, they may struggle to feed their pets as well. That’s why we offer Ahlers Angels, a program that provides pet food free of charge. Through Ahlers Angels, enrolled clients can rest assured that their cats and dogs are well-fed with nutritious meals.
Cat and dog owners can sign up for Ahlers Angels as part of their enrollment for our meal delivery program. Simply mention to your intake specialist that you have a dog or cat during the onboarding process, and you can receive pet food deliveries (usually bimonthly), along with your scheduled meals. We source grain-free cat and dog food to help support your pet’s overall health.
We understand that pets are an important part of the family, and they play a critical role in supporting the social and emotional well-being of older adults. Through Ahlers Angels, we’re committed to helping our program participants care for their furry friends.
Learn More about Ahlers Meals
When you or your loved one needs help eating healthy at home, Ahlers Meals is here to help. Ahlers Meals is proud to be the 2021 Winner of Outstanding AAA Provider Partnership of the Year, awarded by the OH Association of Area Agencies on Aging. Our team has more than 30 years of experience providing meal delivery services in Greater Cincinnati, Greater Dayton, Lima, and the surrounding areas. To learn more about our services and how you can enroll, contact us today.