Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque

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NTEE Code: 
K- Agriculture, Food, Nutrition
Mission Statement: 

Nourishing bodies and spirits with balanced meals and friendship.

Programs: 

Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque prepares and delivers nutritious meals to those who may be homebound for short or long periods of time. Our clients range in age from 31 to 103, and our services can be required for as short as a few weeks while someone recuperates to a duration lasting many years. We prepare seven therapeutic menus daily, which include: heart healthy, diabetic, soft/bland, renal, vegetarian, mechanical soft, and pureed. Our meals are prepared each day using fresh, high quality ingredients and produce. For those more mobile clients we have designed frozen dinners which can be easily reheated. Our hot meals are $5.75 daily which includes an entre, vegetable, starch, and a "cold pak" which consists of juice or milk, dessert, salad, bread and butter. Our frozen meals are $3.65 daily without the cold pak. Our meals are delivered daily by devoted volunteers who also provide a safety check as well as social interaction with clients.Through grants and donations Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque has instituted the Low Income Medical Meal Program. These meals are free of charge to those who meet the following requirements: the client must earn less than $850 per month and require a special therapeutic medical diet for health issues. This is currently the only program of its type in the Albuquerque community.

Populations Served: 
All Populations
Counties Served: 
Bernalillo
Sandoval
Year Founded: 
1972
Annual Budget: 
$750,000 - $999,999
Personnel: 
10 to 29 FTE
Executive Director: 
Shauna Kessler
Board and Volunteer Positions: 
Accepts inquiries about volunteering
Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: 
Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS
Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico

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Last Updated Date: 
Mar 12 2014

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