Mobile Meals of Essex

Members of the Essex County community can now be provided with Mobile Meals of Essex.

Photo courtesy of KellyMarie Braun.
Photo courtesy of KellyMarie Braun.

Participate in Mobile Meals by Chrill Care, Inc. 

Chrill Care, Inc., a not-for-profit home-care and nutrition company serving Essex County since 1948, now offers a food delivery service called Mobile Meals.       

Mobile Meals is a weekday delivery service provided to those who are unable to leave their homes. Mobile Meals delivers hot meals to those who have illnesses, physical limitation, advanced age or inadequate cooking facilities. Clients who are receive meals from Mobile Meals of Essex receive the food mid-day and are delivered by trained delivery personnel.

When a member of the community who is interested in the Mobile Meals plan, their first step is to select a meal plan. The first option includes one hot meal per day. This option also includes a hot entree, bread and butter, dessert and milk. (Saturday and Sunday meals are delivered frozen on Friday).

The second meal plan option includes three meals per day. This plan includes the hot meal described in the first meal plan plus a cold box for a nighttime supper and breakfast the next morning. The cold box contains a sandwich, dessert, cereal, juice and milk.

Meal plans are available for any day of the week and those who are interested in receiving weekend meals will be provided with frozen meals on Friday for heating on the weekend at your home.

Due to the fact that the menus are developed by a registered dietitian, all meals are nutritious, well-balanced, low sodium and low fat. This assures that each meal contains at least one-third of the current recommended dietary allowance as established by the Food Nutrition Board. Not only will the client receive healthy, nutritious meals, they will also receive information on Nutrition and Safe Food Handling.

Delivery services are Monday through Friday between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The Home Delivered Meals Program is available through the Older Americans Act and designed for homebound seniors aged 60 and above or adults aged 18-59 who are disabled. Meals are also available for a minimal charge to clients.     

Clients receiving funded meals may make a donation towards the cost, but it is not mandatory. Self-payment can be arranged for either of the Meal Programs by check or credit-card.

“My mother receives meals from Mobile Meals and I couldn’t be more thankful,” said Betty Johnson, a citizen of Essex County. “Not only do I know that my mother is provided daily meals, but I feel so much better knowing that it’s nutritious as well.”

If you are interesting in learning more information, call Mobile Meals of Essex directly between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at 973-744-0473 or by calling Chrill Care at 973-744-8103.

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