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Meals on Wheels in Barron and Rusk Counties
Qualified homebound individuals age 60 and better can get the Senior Dining meal delivered right to their door with a smile and a wellness check. Available in both counties on a short-term and long-term basis to help you to stay independent.
Contact your local ADRC to see if you qualify.
Barron County: (715) 537-6225
Rusk County: (715) 532-2176
Recommended donation varies-check with your local ADRC office. No eligible participant will be denied a meal based on ability to contribute to the cost of the meal.
The Barron and Rusk County Nutrition Programs are members of Meals on Wheels America.
County Nutrition Program Information
The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Barron and Rusk Counties remains committed to ensuring the safety of our customers, volunteers, and staff.
Barron County: Operating Meals on Wheels and Dining Sites Monday-Friday (except holidays) and Dining @ Five, Soup and Salad Bar, and Breakfast on select days. Check our calendar to find the dates for each site.
Watch this video to learn more as Darby Smith, RDN, Barron County's Nutrition and Transportation Program Manager visits and program host James Wyngaard discuss Barron County's Senior Nutrition and Transportation programs. Please note: the Dining at Five dates mentioned have changed starting in June, 2023. The Cameron and Chetek Dining at 5 dinners will move to the 3rd Thursday of every month and the Rice Lake Dining at 5 dinner will move to the 2nd Thursday of every month.
Rusk County: Operating Meals on Wheels and Dining Sites Monday-Friday (except holidays) and Dining @ Five, and Breakfast on select days.
It is possible we may not be able to get certain food items from our vendors so the menu is always subject to change.
Barron County Dining Information
Registration, Reservations and Costs
Registered customers can order lunch from any location by calling at least 24 hours ahead.
Registration forms are required for all new diners and should be completed the first time you participate in the program. These can be filled out at the site or you can print out this form and turn it in when you arrive.
Reservations are required. To make a reservation call the dining site you plan to attend, at least 24 hours in advance.
For those 60 and older: suggested contribution: $5.00 (Any amount will be gratefully accepted. Quest card or FoodShare can be used for a meal donation)
Those under 60: $10.00 cost
Contact a local site listed below.
Rusk County Dining Information
All diners must preregister with Kathy at 715-532-2176 at least 24 hours before the meal.
Bruce: Closed at this time.
Ladysmith: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; pick up time: 11-noon
Starting June 20th Ladysmith will be open Monday– Friday; Lunch 11:30 a.m.
Hawkins (on-site): Monday-Friday; meal time is 11:30 a.m.
Sheldon (on-site): Monday- Thursday; Lunch 11:30 a.m. In addition, breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. on the third Friday of every month starting June 17.
Dining @ 5
Ladysmith: Call Kay Stewart for reservations at 715-532-2176 at least 48 hours ahead.
(Dining @ 5 suggested donation for those 60 and older is $5.00. Those under 60: $9.21.)
Regular Meal Site Locations
Barron County-Meal reservations are required. Please call one of the local sites below to reserve your meal.
Barron Senior Center, 12 N. 3rd Street, Barron, WI (715) 537-5726
Cameron Senior Center, 512 W. Main Street, Cameron, WI (715) 458-2765
Chetek Community Center, 711 1st Street, Chetek, WI (715) 925-2600
Cumberland: 1255 Webb St., Cumberland, WI, (715) 822-8794
Dallas Lutheran Church, 101 East Dallas Street, Dallas, WI (715) 537-6225
Haugen: Lona's Corner Cafe, 309 County Hwy SS, Haugen, WI
Rice Lake Senior Center, 12 W. Humbird, Rice Lake, WI (715) 234-7227 or (715) 234-7224
Turtle Lake Dining, 301 Becker Street Apartments, Turtle Lake, WI 715-986-2034
Rusk County-Meal reservations are required. Please call one of the local sites below to reserve your meal.
Hawkins Community Center, 509 Main St., Hawkins, WI 715-585-2381
Ladysmith Senior Center, 825 E 3rd St. N., Ladysmith, WI 715-532-2638
Parksite Homes Community Room, 503 S. Coleman St, Bruce, WI
Sheldon Community Center, W5594 Main St., Sheldon, WI 715-452-5484