South Offaly Meals on Wheels Programme

Programme Name 

Offaly Healthy Homes Project

Programme Description 

Offaly Healthy Homes Project offers a Meals on Wheels service to South and West Offaly in conjunction with community kitchens in Ballycumber, Kilcormac and Shinrone. Meals are delivered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at a cost of €6 per meal. These dinners are cooked fresh that morning and delivered hot to our clients. Cooling dinners are also available and can be kept in the fridge over-night for use the following day which means our service can cater for six days a week.  Our aim is to facilitate independence in those that cannot cater for themselves allowing people to remain in their own homes. This is a self-referral service and does not require a referral from a Public Health Nurse. 

We are also involved in running social food gatherings where members of the community are brought together. Many of our clients live alone or struggle with social activity particularly during times of lockdown restrictions. The aim of the social gatherings is to bring the community together and avoid social isolation. 

Who does the programme prioritise?

  • Communities – bringing older members of the communities together through social food gatherings; 
  • Individual Supports – supporting older members of the community to stay independent in their own homes for as long as possible

What Supports are available within the programme?

  • Meals on Wheels 
  • Social Food Gatherings
  • Social Interaction
  • Friendly Call

Who can avail of your supports?

Our service is open to anyone who is currently unable to cater for themselves, they do not have to match a specific list of criteria.

For further information contact:

Shirley Gleeson – Manager or Derbhla O’Donnell  - Administrator

Crank House, 


Co Offaly 

Tel. 087- 9799663 or 087- 2175998