Re: Meals on Wheels- how good can it be?
Date: January 11, 2022 10:08AM
Again, FFXU idiots.... Wrote:
> If you'd ever seen or sampled
> Meals on Wheels food
>you'd know that it's fine, at least in
> the program I worked with.
> It's not gourmet, but it's not slop either.
The little old lady in the apartment next door gets them, so I've seen them up close plenty of times. I receive them for her when she can't get to the door.
It's not nearly as good as, say, an FCPS lunch. The food is the lowest quality, chepest stuff, and looks and smells like it is on the verge of spoiled. There's not much there, but old sick people don't usually eat much anyway.
Each meal is actually two meals, and comes in plastic takeout containers like from a restaurant.
The "hot meal" is:
- Some beans (either black or kidney)
- boiled collard greens
- an entree, one of:
(a) pretty disgusing steamed
breaded fish stick (smells spoiled)
on white rice
(b) chicken soup (looks OK)
(c) minced chicken on white rice
(d) a stewed tomato
(e) watery mac'n cheese
(f) "Power Lunch", which means
there is actually no entree.
Just a tortilia: you're supposed
to put the rice and beans on it.
The "cold meal" is usually some sliced melons (already spoiling). Sometimes instead of the second scoop, there is a sandwich (assemble it yourself): a thin slice of nasty looking ham with a slice of american cheese food product stuck to it. Looks slimey. On occasion I have seen a scoop of egg salad instead, whch looked (anyway) good. Anyway, this meal comes with a stale piece of bread (e.g. a small hard hamburger bun, or a crumbling white bread bisket).
Additionally, there is usually a small salad, which would seem to be the best part. (Just lettuce with one or two cherry tomatoes. Not fancy like McDonalds salad but nothing wrong with it.) A packet of Ken's dressing.
There is a carton of milk (like when you were little), an apple juice, and one of two sugary fruit cups. On occasion I have seen a bannana going by.
The whole thing is 95% a huge load of bad carbs. (Plus that tiny salad.)
She has congestive heart failure and is diabetic: not supposed to eat those sugary ftuit cups, juice, or white rice. They do not have any options for people with restricted medical diets.
> I never heard a complaint
> from any of the recipients about the quality of
> the food.
She never complains.
(Well, not to me, and not that I've overheard on our stoop: she just says Thank You to the nice church ladies who bring it).
Meals On Wheels comes M-F around noon.
I never knew anybody else who got them, so maybe they were different where you lived.