Evening Meals on Wheels

It’s More Than a Meal

Contact: Addie Endreson, Evening Meals on Wheels (EMOW) Manager
Phone: 608.204.0923
Email: meals@independentlivinginc.org Evening Meals on Wheels

Looking for fresh and nutritious meal options delivered to your door or to a loved one? Whether you need meals on a temporary basis or for an indefinite period of time, we can help! For every day of the week we deliver hot evening meals to residents of Madison, Middleton, Fitchburg, Monona, and Sun Prairie. All meals come with a main entree, fruit and vegetable side dish, starch, and a dessert. If a particular item from the menu does not appeal to you, you have the option to order an alternate meal instead. Not only does our service help meet the nutritional needs of our clients, but also offers important social contact. Our drivers enjoy getting to know our clients, offer a friendly smile, and report any safety concerns.

Looking for meaningful gift ideas?  Consider having us deliver meals to an elderly friend or loved one! Gift certificates are available.


The cost is $8.40/meal. Financial assistance is available.

For $9.10/meal, we can accommodate these special diets:

  • Gluten Sensitive
  • Diabetic
  • Low Sodium


To ensure that we are offering balanced and healthy meals, we partner with a Registered Dietitian at UW Health who reviews our menu monthly. ​

A Grateful Daughter Says

I just want to send a great big thank you to everyone involved in Meals on Wheels. The administration, chefs, and volunteers. My parents have thoroughly enjoyed the meals and the volunteers have been so wonderful! We are so grateful and feel so blessed that so many people are dedicated to providing this service. My father so appreciates that he doesn’t have the stress of trying to grocery shop and try to plan and cook meals. He is 87 and my mother is 91 and having this service has helped them to continue to age in their home where they are most happy. The meals have been well balanced and a small dessert is always a nice end to their meal. My brother was so impressed that he has started to volunteer for meals on wheels as well as Habitat for Humanity. Please pass this note of gratitude to everyone and let them know how much they are appreciated. It truly is the small things in life that we do for one another that makes the greatest impact and makes the world a better place.

Donor and Volunteer Support

With support from donors and more than 150 volunteers, we’re doing our part to make sure no senior goes hungry in the Greater Madison Area. Our thanks go out to all volunteers and to all donors who contribute financially to the program. As a nonprofit organization, we rely heavily on local support. Without it, we would not be able to provide this service.

In order to keep up with the demand in our community, we have a great need for Volunteer Delivery Drivers. Click here to learn more about how you can help.


A fun way to learn about our Evening Meals on Wheels program is to watch a 9-minute video!  It features Manager Addie Endreson who was a guest on “Talking Fitchburg,” a local talk show program produced by FACTv in Fitchburg.  Jeremy Crosby interviewed Addie and shared film clips showing meal preparation in action.



Independent Living, Inc. has been serving senior meals since 1973, and formally established the Evening Meals on Wheels program in 1991. It is the only Meals on Wheels program in Dane County that provides evening meals. In April 2010, the quality of our program earned Magnet Accreditation at the Exemplary Level from Meals on Wheels America. We are the first program in Wisconsin to receive this rare distinction.


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