Longmont Meals on Wheels

A nonprofit organization

LMOW helps older adults and people with disabilities with a proper diet so they can stay independent in their own homes for as long as possible. Poor nutrition and skipped meals have a bigger impact on senior health than other age groups. Our clients can live at home, but struggle to prepare food.

Testimonials

Longmont Meals on Wheels (LMOW) serves our community by promoting client health and independence through good nutrition and social interaction. LMOW helps older people and people with disabilities with proper nutrition so that they may stay independent in their own homes for as long as possible.

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I enjoy Longmont Meals on Wheels. All the delivery people are friendly, and I enjoy their short visit. I appreciate your thoughtfulness with my diet needs. You are doing a great job!

The people that deliver my meals are terrific and a great group of nice, caring people. They give me a great time. I truly enjoy seeing them daily. No problems ever! The meals are always tasty!

Longmont Meals on Wheels is the best thing! I love everybody, love all the meals. The meals are good for my diabetes. ... God bless!!! Love you all so very much!!!

You people do 100%!

Since I cannot stand for very long, it is very hard to cook so I was not eating properly. I am so pleased to be getting a nutritious meal. Thank you so much!

Thanks to all the wonderful compassionate MOW volunteers who have so faithfully delivered meals through snowstorms, heatwaves and soaring gas prices. I'll always be grateful for the faithful service to my mother until she passed away.

My mother eats lunch with MOW at the Senior Center lunch. Thank you for providing this essential service to the citizens of Longmont.

We look forward to your meals and a visit with the volunteers.

Excellent and friendly delivery people, thank you!

Thank you so much for the meals. They really are tasteful and I love chatting with the drivers.

Your service has made my life better!

I didn't realize how much skipping lunch affected my health. Thanks meals on wheels!

It does my heart good to see my husband enjoying a hot, nutritious meal!

I have a few serious food allergies and meals on wheels has been superb with my special meals.

We like the variety of meals Meals on Wheels brings to us.

Mission

The mission of Longmont Meals on Wheels (LMOW) is to serve our community by promoting client health and independence through good nutrition and social interaction. Longmont Meals on Wheels helps older people and people with disabilities with proper, affordable nutrition so that they can stay self-sufficient in their own homes for as long as possible.

Background Statement

Longmont Meals on Wheels has been serving older Boulder County residents since 1969. American culture saw significant changes in the period of prosperity after World War II. Life expectancy increased and society became mobile as people pursued opportunities elsewhere. The downside was that extended families no longer found themselves geographically close enough to support each other.

A local group recognized and addressed the fact that older people in their neighborhoods were living alone. Many of these elderly no longer drove; some had lost a spouse and most had no family nearby. Some of them found their health failing because it was so difficult to do something as basic as shop for food and cook. The founding group made meals and delivered them weekly to a dozen or so homebound older people.

In 1987 LMOW then moved its base of operations to the Longmont Senior Center where it has been serving the lunchtime meal ever since, establishing this vital partnership.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Longmont Meals on Wheels

other names

LMOW

Year Established

1969

Tax id (EIN)

84-0590979

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, Human Services, Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness & Relief

Address

910 Longs Peak Ave
Longmont, CO 80501

Service areas

Boulder County, CO, US

Phone

303-772-0540

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