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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Surprise Partners with Meals of Joy to Offer Hot Lunches to Vulnerable Populations

Human Services and Community Vitality

The City of Surprise has partnered with Meals of Joy to deliver meals at no cost to seniors aged 62 and over, as well as individuals 55 and over with a disability. This temporary, federally funded program is designed to help vulnerable residents maintain social distancing due to medical vulnerabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meals of Joy delivers meals that are fresh and ready-to-eat to eligible Surprise residents. Meals include a main dish, a complementing side or vegetables, and a salad, fruit and small dessert. Special dietary restrictions may be accommodated. Each Eligible Participant may have one meal delivered daily Monday - Friday (there may be more than one eligible applicant per address).


  • City of Surprise Resident
  • Individuals 55+ with a disability, or 
  • Senior 62 and over 
  • Each household resident must complete an application

Funding for this program is extremely limited. Applications will be on a first come, first served basis and are available upon request. Eligible residents can receive meal delivery for 30 calendar days, the program may be extended as funding permits.

To request an application, or for questions, please call 623.222.1550 or email

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