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Meal Services & Sign Up

We Deliver Peace of Mind.

Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque is the ONLY home delivered meals program in the Albuquerque metro area that serves medically-tailored meals and serves any one of any age. We offer eight different meal types:

  • Regular (No Dietary Restrictions)
  • Heart Healthy (Low Sodium)
  • Diabetic
  • Renal/Dialysis
  • Vegetarian
  • Textured Diets for those with difficulty chewing or swallowing:
    • Pre-Cut
    • Mechanically Softened
    • Pureed

A dietician reviews our meals to make sure they are in line with the needs of our clients. View a sample menu here.

We also offer both breakfast and dinner options to our Private Pay clients. Breakfast includes a chilled main dish such as: an omelet, pancakes with butter and syrup, assorted cereals with milk, yogurt and granola, etc. Dinner includes a sandwich (such as Chicken Waldorf, Ham and Cheese, Tuna Nicoise, or Sliced Turkey) and a side. These meals are considered appropriate for those receiving a regular, heart healthy, or diabetic diet.

Delivered by Caring Individuals

Meals are delivered between 10:30am and 1:00pm, Monday – Friday by a friendly volunteer. The volunteer drops off the meal, provides a friendly face, and a wellness check. This provides peace of mind for families and emotional support to the client. Daily visits from a volunteer can provide relief from depression and the fear that often comes with isolation.

Any Age, Any Reason…

We have no age, income or health requirements to sign up for our home-delivered meals program.

We offer both long-term and short-term services. Whether you or a family member can no longer cook for yourself or if you are simply recovering from surgery or illness, Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque can help.

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Pricing Options

We have many pricing options available to suit your needs and budget. We receive no federal or state funding and have no age, income or health requirements to sign up for our program. We can serve you for as long or as short a time as needed. All our pricing options are available in the eight different meal types.

Private Pay (Hot Meals) – $6.50/meal

Any age, any reason. No need to qualify. Meals consist of a hot entrée, two sides, fruit/dessert, and milk. One or more meals delivered on desired days. Requires client to be home on the days meals are requested.

Private Pay (Breakfast and/or Dinner) – $3.25/meal

Clients requesting breakfast and/or dinner must also receive a hot lunch in order to qualify. These meals are considered appropriate for those receiving a regular, heart healthy, or diabetic diet.

Private Pay (Frozen Meals) – $5.75/meal

Any age, any reason. No need to qualify. Frozen meals consist of an entrée and two sides. All frozen meals are delivered on Mondays. Reduces need for client to be home during the week.

L.I.F.E. — Low Income Food & Enrichment (Subsidized Meals)

Income verification and medical need required. Reduced pricing or free meals will depend on grant availability. Call the Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque office at 505-823-8082 or e-mail us at clients@www.mow-nm.org to find out about current grant availability.

Special Diet

Meal on Wheels of Albuquerque offers eight different types of special diets to meet your individual nutritional needs. All special diets are available as either frozen or hot meals. We work with a registered dietitian to help plan nutritious meals which meet your individual dietary needs.

1. Regular (No Dietary Restrictions)
2. Heart Healthy

Our heart healthy diet is designed to be lower in fat, cholesterol, and sodium while higher in fiber to aide in preventing cardiovascular disease.

3. Diabetic:

Our diabetic diet provides the recommended amount of carbohydrates to achieve the best balance of starches to help maintain good blood sugar levels.

4. Renal/Dialysis

Individuals with renal insufficiency, or those who undergo dialysis, would benefit from this diet. This diet provides necessary protein, while being low in potassium, phosphorus, and salt.

5. Vegetarian

The vegetarian diet is intended for individuals wanting to limit or exclude foods from animal sources. The main entrée includes no red meat, poultry or fish.

6. Pre-Cut (Textured)

The pre-cut diet includes food chopped to 1/2″ or smaller to promote ease of chewing.

7. Mechanical Soft (Textured)

The mechanical soft diet includes foods ground or mashed to promote ease of chewing.

8. Pureed (Textured)

The pureed diet is used for individuals who have difficulty chewing or swallowing. This diet minimizes the need for chewing and eases the swallowing of food.

Meals on Wheels is committed to your privacy. We never sell our donor, volunteer, or client lists to any third party companies.