Home Delivered Meals

People 60 and over who cannot shop for, or prepare their own meals, often count on nutritious meals delivered to their homes five days a week. If you or someone you know, is unable to take care of meal preparation, a call to (716) 858-8526 can initiate an in-home evaluation for home-delivered meals as well as any other benefits or services for which the older person may be eligible. A doctor's note specifying the type of diet (low-salt, diabetic, etc.) must be supplied.

Once the in-home assessment is complete, a referral for home-delivered meals may be made. When service begins, volunteers will deliver two meals around mid-day Monday through Friday. The menu is planned by registered dieticians to provide two-thirds of the recommended daily adult nutritional requirements. Tailored diets (low-salt, diabetic, and others) will be delivered for those with special dietary needs.

A confidential contribution of $3.50 per meal ($7.00 per day) is suggested and goes toward nutritious meals for seniors in Erie County. The contributions help to maintain and expand the meal program. However, no one will be denied a meal if they cannot contribute.

Call (716) 858-8526 to arrange for an in-home assessment at no cost to you. Experienced Case Managers will also offer information on a wide array of services available.

Other home-delivered meal programs in Erie County that are not directly supported by the Department of Senior Services include:

Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens are located throughout Erie County to serve emergency needs and provide assistance.  Please call the Department’s Intake and Assistance Unit at (716) 858-8526. They will direct you to a nearby Food Pantry, a Dining Room/Soup Kitchen, or assist you with programs conducted by the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, or Federal Nutrition Programs such as WIC or SNAP. If you or someone you know needs assistance, please call (716) 858-8526.

Grocery Delivery Services are available. Click here for listing.


Grocery Delivery Service Phone Number Area of Delivery Delivery Charge Other Information
Price Rite
326 W. Delavan
Buffalo 14213
Call for information about outlying areas.
0 – 1 mile = $4
1+ mile = $5
Order before 11am for same day delivery; Food Stamps accepted.
Shop 4 U
Northern Cheektowaga,
Lancaster, Newstead
Call for information about other areas.
$10 fee for orders of $40 or less; fee is 25% of total bill over $40. Call Monday or Tuesday to order and schedule for Wednesday delivery.
Super Saver
Grocery Delivery Service
1482 Broadway
Buffalo 14212
Buffalo /
Erie County
15% of order; $8 minimum charge; $13 maximum. Food Stamps, cash, credit, checks accepted;
delivery according to zip code; call for information.
Dash’s Delivers

Grocery Home Delivery or Store Pickup

499 W. Klein 204-0386

8845 Main 605-2888

1770 Hertel 835-3082

1210 Colvin 874-1989

Online Orders Only at http://www.dashsmarket.com/ Home Delivery to the following zip codes:  14031; 14068; 14214; 14216; 14217; 14221; 14223; 14226; 14260; 14261

Delivery times:

Weekdays: 12noon-2pm;
3-5pm; 6-8pm

Weekends: 11am-2pm;

$4.99 Introductory charge for home delivery; $2.99 for
In-store pickup; $40 minimum order.
Order 4-hours ahead for same day home delivery (see times).

Call (716)204-0386
for more information.

Wegmans Instacart



Hamburg, Orchard Park, Blasdell, Elma, Cheektowaga, Buffalo, Tonawanda, North Tonawanda, Amherst, Niagara Falls, Lewiston,Lockport, Clarence Call for information about other areas. Delivery fee depends on the size of order and delivery time.
When there is a high demand for a delivery time, Busy Pricing fee may apply in addition to delivery fee.

With Instacart Express, you get free delivery on 1 hour, 2 hour & scheduled grocery deliveries $35+ All orders must be $10+

Delivery Hours are between 9am-10pm (Subject to change per store holiday hours)

Please note: Senior Services does not endorse or have any affiliation to any of the vendors listed and provides this list as a courtesy only. This is not a comprehensive list and other vendors may be found online or in the phone book. Contact the vendor directly for more information.



Phone: (716) 858-8526

Erie County Department of Senior Services
95 Franklin Street, 13th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Phone Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm