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Copper Shores Meals on Wheels

Delivering more than meals.

Providing Companionship & Nutrition

Meals on Wheels in Michigan's Copper Country

Copper Shores Meals on Wheels is a home-delivered and congregate meal service. The meals are designed to provide 33 percent of the daily nutritional requirement. For people 60 and over, that are able to drive, congregate meal sites are situated throughout the area, providing an opportunity for social interaction.

For homebound seniors, meals are available for delivery. This vital service not only provides a hot meal, but also a visit from a dedicated delivery person. Meals and milk can be opened, and if a senior is not home, or unable to open the door, we call an emergency contact to be sure of the senior’s wellbeing. Often, this is the only social contact our homebound seniors have, and it is very important for them to have a connection with the world outside.

350 +
Seniors served every day
91944
Meals prepared in 2023
190
Miles covered daily by drivers

Contact Us

Office Location

821 W. Water Street
Hancock, MI 49930

Meals on Wheels Staff

What's for Lunch?

Current Menu

Remember, nearly every meal is made from scratch by our caring staff in Hancock or Calumet! Click below to download our current and future monthly menus.

Meals on Wheels Waiting List

Currently, Copper Shores Meals on Wheels has a waiting list of 10-17 people with an average wait time of 1-3 months.

Why is there a waiting list?

As a nonprofit organization, we are limited on funding and resources. The suggested meal donation of $4.00 per meal is not adequate to cover the cost of running this program and providing meals and wellness checks to homebound seniors on an unlimited basis. An aging population in a rural area has limited options and resources with the demand for such meal services exceeding organizational capacity. 

This problem is not unique to the Copper Country, according to Meals on Wheels national data one in three Meals on Wheels organizations having a waiting list. 

Alternative Options

  • Mom's Meals is a mail meal delivery service available to everyone at a cost.
  • Certain insurance options cover meals when approved for specific hospital discharges.
  • Local grocery store delivery options exist with Walmart and Tadych's, within specific geographic areas.
  • Mohawk Superette sells packaged meals. 
  • The Office Shop in Calumet
  • Dial 211
  • The Salvation Army

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Helping Copper Country residents live healthier.

 
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Blog

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Podcast

Listen to Meals on Wheels Podcast Episodes

State of the Foundation with Kevin Store

The Copper Shores Podcast is BACK! With a new name and a great new soundtrack thanks to Ontonagon-native Noah Lukkari! Our first episode back - ...

Community Meals Bring Neighbors Together | CCSM Older Americans Month Part 4

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2023 Meals on Wheels Membership Badge