La Jolla Meals On Wheels

Delivering Cheer One Meal at a Time

We deliver more than just meals; we deliver well-being with every visit!

Daily Meals
Monday through Friday, holidays included, our good-natured and caring volunteers deliver one cold meal, one hot meal plus milk, juice or bottled water to local residents who need our assistance—whether due to recent surgery or hospitalization, because they are not able to travel to shop for groceries or because they cannot cook their own meals.  A nominal fee is charged for these two meals.  This fee can be waived for hardship circumstances.  No client is ever turned away in our service area because of his or her inability to pay.

The daily (Monday to Friday between 10:30am and 12:30pm) home-delivered meal service consists of two diabetic-friendly, low-sodium meals daily including:

  • One hot meal (an entrée, starch, fresh vegetable, whole wheat bread/roll and dessert)
  • One cold meal (a sandwich, salad, dessert and fresh fruit)
  • Daily client choice of the following: carton of 1% or 2% milk, bottle of 100% juice or bottled water

To enroll or for more information, please contact Program Director Jane Semelsberger at (858) 452-0391 or

Print - Meals On Wheels Application Fill-out online - Meals on Wheels Application
La Jolla Meals On Wheels contracts with a local food service organization that works with registered dietitians to prepare and package fresh, nutritious meals for its clients. Scores of volunteers drop off the meals along routes in La Jolla and University City. These volunteers often provide the only personal contact and conversation our homebound recipients experience on a daily basis. La Jolla Meals On Wheels relieves the burden of shopping and meal preparation for these individuals. In fact, frequently, the La Jolla Meals On Wheels volunteer may be the only person the senior sees all day, providing human contact and a safety net, particularly for those seniors living alone.

Community Services

  • ActivCare (858) 270-8000
  • Aging and Independence Services (858) 495-5885
  • Braille & Talking Book Library (800) 952-5666
  • Canine Tender Loving Assistance Dogs (858) 461-6827
  • Flu shot Hotline (800) 500-2400
  • Innovated Health Care (760) 731-1334
  • Jewish Community Center (858) 457-3030
  • La Jolla Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (858) 453-5810
  • Lifeline (855) 610-4111
  • Legal Assistance for Seniors (858) 565-1392
  • La Jolla Community Center (858) 459-0831
  • Love at Home (619) 534-2709
  • MediCal Center (800) 698-1118
  • Medicare (800) 633-4227
  • SDG&E Energy Assistance Program (877) 889-7343
  • San Diego Futures Foundation (619) 269-1684
  • San Diego Senior Citizen Services (619) 236-6905
  • Social Security Administration (800) 772-1213
  • Sunrise Senior Living of La Jolla (858) 488-4300
  • The Cove at La Jolla (858) 459-4361
  • Wesley Palms Retirement Community (858) 274-4110