We provide healthful and high-quality meals to people who truly need them.

Meals on Wheels Boulder

We serve the lonely, isolated, often invisible members of our community who are not able to shop for or prepare their own meals. When our volunteer knocks on a client’s door to deliver a nutritious meal and a well-being check, our clients are able to maintain health longer, age in place in their own homes and enjoy improved quality of life, independence and dignity.

Each weekday, we deliver 250 fresh meals to our neighbors in the Boulder area. Frozen meals are available for weekends, too. A very unique feature of our service is that we can tailor meals according to our clients’ medical needs and dietary preferences. High protein, low sodium, diabetic friendly and heart healthy are just a few of the options we offer. In fact, nearly 80% of our home-delivered meals are customized for our clients!

125 volunteers pack and deliver 250 nutritious meals five days a week, drive more than 106,158 miles — donating well over 15,000 hours each year

Description of Fee Model

Meals on Wheels is independent and community-based. We don’t receive State or Federal Government funding for our work. Our clients do pay for their meals, using a sliding fee scale that is based on their income. Over 50% of our clients’ annual income is less than $20,000. 36% of our clients cannot afford more than $1 for their daily home-delivered meal.

Being a “people-funded” organization allows us to be flexible and innovative in many ways. But it also means we must look to our community to partner with us as we move forward into the future.