Community Ties

Meals-On-Wheels for Desi Senior Citizens – Gouri Banerjee

Starting November 3rd. 2021, Friends of Indian Senior Citizen’s Organization (FISCO), in collaboration with Minuteman Senior Services of Bedford, and Home Kitchen, Inc. of Dedham, will deliver meals to seniors. This new and exciting program offers fresh, hot, vegetarian food delivered to your homes on weekly (tiffin Services) to the seniors, who no longer able to prepare their own meals. If you are over the age of 85, and meet income guidelines you can have your meals subsidized further by Minuteman Senior Services. If you are below the age of 85 you too, can order meals, but the cost will be little higher. 

Meals-On-Wheels is a nutrition program for seniors supported by the federal government. The FISCO program is the first one catering to desi tastes and food preferences and cooked in a desi kitchen.
The program offers total of 10 (16 oz containers) meals per week at a cost of $78, delivered to your home if you are over the age of 65. Here is a sample Menu.

Gujarati Dal (Split Pigeon peas soup)
Cabbage with potatoes
Paneer Masala
Rasawala Chora (black eyed beans with gravy)
Sukhi Bhaji (Masala potato)
Idli & Sambhar
Dill leaves lentils
Spinach & Eggplant
Includes 5 Chapatis and 4 oz yogurt Raita

For now, meals will be delivered in selected towns only with the help of volunteers. Participants can choose which weeks they want food by filling out an online form.

For more details and to determine if you qualify for the program please contact –

Mr. Raman Gandhi, President of FISCO 309-453-7104,
Or Ms. Rita Shah, Founder of FISCO, 339- 234-0738,

FISCO encourages all seniors to order meals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion or ethnicity. For the online meal reservation form please click here at

Home Kitchen is an Indian fusion takeout restaurant in Needham, MA. They specialize in sourcing local ingredients to make delicious, fresh home-cooked meals. They also provide weekly tiffin/meal plans. They have a robust catering menu and homemade mithais.

Come check us out online ( or in person to see our special Diwali menu of traditional snacks and sweets, feel free to order online or call us.

They are holding a Diwali mithai mela this Sunday from 11am-3pm at 324 Chestnut St, Needham For more information contact them at: or (781)-347-2233. Hope to see you there