Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 1972 by a group of women from Presbyterian churches around Albuquerque. They began with 20 clients and 40 volunteers. Today they serve approximately 500 clients and have over 400 volunteers. They delivered 9,400 meals in 1972. Today they are delivering over 130,000 meals a year. Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque provides nutritious meals and crucial social contact each day. Not only do they provide friendship and compassion, but they also check the wellbeing of those they serve.
Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque is the only home-delivered meal program in the area preparing special diets. They prepare these special diets for a variety of needs, including diabetes, renal failure, heart issues, chewing and swallowing problems, etc. They receive no federal or state funding.
Through grants, donations, and the support of the community, they started the Low Income Food & Enrichment Program (L.I.F.E.). This program is for those meeting the federal government's defined poverty level and who require a special diet due to health issues.
The program is currently the only one of its kind in the Albuquerque metro area. They provide services to anyone of any age. There are no restrictions for age or disability. They currently have clients ranging in age from 20 years old to their oldest client who just celebrated her 109th birthday. They can provide meals for any duration whether they are needed during a period of recuperation or for many years.
To volunteer, donate or learn more about meal services,
please visit www.mow-nm.org or call for more information: