OUR SERVICES


MEALS ON WHEELS
 
Smoky Mountain Meals on Wheels proudly serves the area senior/disabled population in Blount County, an area known as “The peaceful side of the Smoky Mountains”. Areas include Townsend, Happy Valley, Walland, Seymour, Tallassee, Maryville, Alcoa, Louisville, Friendsville, Rockford and Greenback.  Our in-house developed program, called RAMP (Rural Area Meal program) targets and individual’s need and addresses the root cause of a personal food shortage.   Based on an individual’s need, we can provide one of three levels of service.

 Level 1:  For seniors who are still able to prepare meals but who have a hard time getting to or affording food, we deliver bags of staple groceries (and some goodies!) on a monthly basis.

Level 2: To promote independence for our seniors who are able to store food properly, operate a microwave/oven and who are able to choose when and what to eat, we provide a weekly delivery consisting of 1 hot and 4 frozen homemade lunches.

Level 3: Our highest level of service in RAMP is a daily delivery where each client receives a hot meal delivered at lunch time. 
Click here to see a sample monthly menu for delivered lunches.

To apply for Meals On Wheels, please
 click here to download and print the Senior Nutrition questionnaire.  Once you have completed it, it can be mailed or brought to:

    Smoky Mountain Meals on Wheels
    3509 Tuckaleechee Pike
    Maryville, TN 37803



ANIMEALS ON WHEELS

Founded in 2014, AniMeals on Wheels services clients of Smoky Mountain Meals on Wheels with monthly deliveries of pet food.  AniMeals was formed out of necessity as many of our seniors struggle to care for their beloved companion animals. Whether it is due to financial reasons, the inability to access pet food and/or veterinarian services, AniMeals is there to help. In addition to providing dog and cat food, we are working with a local veterinarian to ensure that all animals are up to date on their rabies vaccine.  AniMeals is a volunteer-based program and relies on community support, grants and donations in order to operate.

To apply for AniMeals, please
  click here  to download the AniMeals questionnaire. Once you have completed it, it can be mailed or brought to:

    Smoky Mountain Meals on Wheels-AniMeals
    3509 Tuckaleechee Pike
    Maryville, TN 37803




OTHER SERVICES
 
The Blount Community Action Agency, under which Smoky Mountain Meals on Wheels and AniMeals operate, offers the additional following services:

Office on Aging
  Provides advocacy, information outreach, homemaker services, the Senior Service Directory and more.
Click here for more info.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
  Provides annual one-time assistance with home energy costs to eligible low-income.
Click here for more info.

Weatherization Assistance Program
   Makes energy efficiency improvements to homes of eligible low-income households to offset heating and cooling consumption.
Click here for more info.

Commodity Food Program
  U. S. Department of Agriculture surplus foods are distributed to qualifying low income households four times each year.

Click here  for more info.

 
Smiles
   A membership program which provides a senior friendly, door-through-door transportation program for Blount County residents who are over age 60 and in need of rides for essential trips like medical visits or to pick up groceries.
Click here  for more info.

 
Emergency Energy Assistance Program
  Provides emergency help with utility bills.
 Click here  for more info.


Community Service Block Grant Program
  Provides a range of services and activities to eligible low-income individuals and to achieve self-sufficiency and improve the conditions of the communities in which they live.
Click here  for more info.



NEW CLIENT FAQs

Am I eligible for Smoky Mountain Meals on Wheels?
  Any senior regardless of income who is over the age of 60, homebound and who resides in Blount County may apply. 

How do I apply for meals?
  It is as simple as downloading the application by  
clicking here  and either mailing it to or dropping it off at our offices located at:
       Smoky Mountain Meals On Wheels
       3509 Tuckaleechee Pike
       Maryville, TN 37803 

How much does it cost? 
  On average, the cost to feed each senior per month is $60.  Clients are given the opportunity to donate each month but there is no set charge for Meals on Wheels.  It is a pay it forward donation system.

How long will it be before I can get meals?
  We do have a waiting list that fluctuates week by week.  We try our best to keep the waiting list to a minimum and to keep your wait to less than 30 days.

Do I have to live by myself in order to receive meals from Smoky Mountain Meals on Wheels?
  No, but we do focus our services on our seniors who are isolated and who need community support. If you do live with someone but still need additional help, you may qualify for our services.

Will the drivers bring the meals inside?
  Yes, our drivers can bring your meals into your kitchen, leave them on a table or counter or put them into your refrigerator – whichever you’d prefer.  You can also accept the meals right at the door.  Our drivers will NOT leave a meal if you are not at home.

Can I stop service for a couple of days without being cancelled?
  Yes.  You will need to notify us one day in advance to either cancel or resume your service.  Service can be suspended due to special circumstances such as hospitalization or convalescent stays.

When will my meals be delivered?
  Meals will be delivered between 10 AM and noon Monday through Friday.

Will my meals be delivered in inclement weather? On holidays?
  As long as roads are safe for our drivers, we deliver in inclement weather.  Just before Winter, we do stock shelf-stable meals  in each person’s home for emergency reasons.  All unexpected closures will be announced on local radio and television  stations as “Smoky Mountain Meals on Wheels.”  Holiday meals are delivered on the nearest delivery day before the holiday.

What comes in a typical meal?
  Our meals are all nutritionally balanced and are overseen by a dietitian.  To see a typical monthly menu, just  
click here.

Can I get food for my pets?
​  Through our AniMeals program, we can deliver dog and cat food to our Meals on Wheels clients. Just call our office at 865-983-8411 and speak with Lynnda at ext. 27

Who do I call if I have any questions about my delivery or anything else about Meals on Wheels?
  You can call our office at 865-983-8411 and speak with Lynnda at ext. 27.



BLOUNT COUNTY COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRIES

 Blount County Food Pantry – 983-4206 (you will need a red/pink card)
  2148 Big Springs Road, Maryville
  Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

 Chilhowee Baptist Center – 981-2992 (by appointment only)
  1905 East Broadway, Maryville
  Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

 Community Food Connection of Blount County – 977-4400
  311 Whitecrest Drive, Maryville (next to Krystals)
  Open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
 
Fairview United Methodist Church – 983-2080

  2508 Old Niles Ferry Rd., Maryville
  Emergency assistance with food and clothing
  Open Wednesday from 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM

 Manna Outreach – 980-9439
  2615 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville
  Emergency food assistance
  Open Monday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Closed from 12:00 – 12:30 for lunch)
 
WHERE TO GO FOR DINNER
 
Welcome Table – 983-0182
  New Providence Presbyterian
  703 W. Broadway, Maryville
  Tuesday from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 First United Methodist – 982-1273
  804 Montvale Station Rd., Maryville
  Thursday from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM  (Group dining – Donation if able)