Mobile Affordable Meal Service
The Mobile Affordable Meal Service (MAMS) provides meals (the same menu as Mobile Meals) five days a week for individuals who pay a fee for the service. There are no public funds involved and no eligibility requirements. The Senior Nutrition Program administers MAMS, and meals are delivered by the CAC Transit Program or volunteers.
The cost is $6.25 per day for a heated or chilled lunch, with an initial minimum order of $30.00. A cold supper and breakfast are also available for an additional cost. You can order as many meals at a time as you like. Every effort is made to keep the cost affordable. In some cases, the cost of MAMS is covered by churches, by relatives or neighbors; or by agencies, such as the Medicaid Waiver and Options for Community Living.
MAMS has helped meet the needs of individuals who are not eligible for Mobile Meals because they are too young or because their situation does not meet the criterion that there is no one in the home who can cook. Family members will sometimes order MAMS to be delivered to their older relative while the family is at work or for people who are temporarily unable to cook for themselves while they recover from an illness or an injury.
In addition to the Mobile Affordable Meals Service, the Senior Nutrition Program contracts with the East Tennessee Area Agency on Aging & Disability to deliver meals to those who qualify for the Medicaid Waiver program or the Options for Community Living program. This meal delivery allows many individuals to remain in their homes and receive other needed services.