Mizell delivers approximately 800 meals each weekday to homebound seniors and communal meal sites that stretch from Whitewater to the Salton Sea. Every meal is delivered by a staff driver who is CPR certified, trained in signs of elder abuse and is able to connect our homebound clients to our Outreach Coordinator for referral to additional services. Clients are asked to make a $3.00 contribution per meal.

If a client has a pet, we also provide food for the animal through a special program in partnership with the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. During the holidays, each client receives a gift package of personal care items and we recognize birthdays, whenever possible.

Our drivers are frequently the only person a homebound senior will see on a daily basis, making Meals on Wheels so much more than just a delivery service. It’s one of the primary reasons that our clients are able to age in place and retain their independence and dignity.

Our nutrition program is funded via a contractual agreement with the County of Riverside Office on Aging. Our contract covers 80% of the program cost.  Mizell must raise the remaining 20% each year. The financial support we receive from individual contributions, grants and businesses is important and greatly appreciated. Help us keep this program strong by making a commitment to support Mizell.

Become a client

If you are interested in enrolling in our Meal Delivery program, please review the qualifications below:

  • Over the age of 60
  • Live in the cities of Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, White Water, or South of the I-10 in Riverside County areas to the Salton Sea
  • Permanently or temporarily homebound due to illness, isolation, or disability
  • Live alone

If you meet these qualifications and wish to submit an application, contact The Riverside County Office on Aging at (951) 867-3800

Mizell Center is proud to facilitate the Senior Nutrition Lunch Program for Riverside County for the Aging.

Additional food resources


The Find Food Bank’s Farmer’s Market takes place at locations across the Coachella Valley. The most current list of Palm Springs locations can be found on their website.


CalFresh is for people with low-income who meet federal income eligibility rules and want to put healthy and nutritious food on the table.