Project DASH partnering with Aging and Human Services to deliver meals to homebound seniors

Woman delivering meal in a plastic bag to an elderly woman

Last year, Johnson County Aging and Human Services began a partnership with DoorDash’s Project DASH, which is helping deliver meals to homebound seniors throughout Johnson County.

The partnership began to address a growing waitlist of aging adults and cover underserved meal routes in the Home-Delivered Meals program. The program provides home-delivered meals to homebound residents and their spouses ages 60 and older.

When a Home-Delivered Meals route becomes full, a client in the program is offered a Project DASH route – a frozen meal delivered to their door. Since the partnership began in July 2023, dashers have delivered more than 400 orders. Currently, 14 clients are receiving meals through the partnership.

DoorDash started Project DASH in 2018 to offer delivery support to food banks, food pantries, community agencies and other organizations. Through its partnership with the county, dashers deliver five frozen meals once a week to Home-Delivered Meals clients.

To date, Aging and Human Services has spent $760.50 on Project DASH, with the department charged $4.50 per order delivered. Meals through Home-Delivered Meals are funded in part through the Older Americans Act and the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.

To request Home-Delivered Meals or to find out more about the service, call the Aging Information line at 913-715-8861 or toll-free 1-888-214-4404.To volunteer to deliver meals, please call the Volunteer Coordinator at 913-715-8895 or register online.

Learn more about Home-Delivered Meals and view monthly nutrition menus.

Aging and Human Services