Meals on Wheels of Loveland & Berthoud

A nonprofit organization


Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud is committed to bringing people together in a collective movement that enables our older loved ones and neighbors to age with the dignity, respect, and independence they deserve.

We provide solutions for families and homebound individuals who are experiencing the effects of aging that often surface through malnutrition and social isolation. Our work helps ensure that our older neighbors and family members can age - independently and safely - in their own homes.

"Everyone is happier at home."


Meals on Wheels is much more than a meal delivery service. It is a community-based program that is focused on combating isolation and hunger in older and homebound adults. It relies on dedicated staff members, community partners, and volunteers to provide daily healthy and nutritious meal deliveries and much-needed social connections to help improve the health and wellness of our homebound neighbors.

When you donate to Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud, your donation supports:

1. Food and Delivery Costs - Each day, Meals on Wheels staff and volunteers come together to prepare, cook, package, and deliver over 300 meals to older and homebound individuals throughout Southern Larimer County. This past year, Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud delivered over 69,700 meals to over 630 clients. Our numbers are increasing each month. Your donation ensures that we have the continued resources to meet the demand for service.

2. Much-needed companionship - For many recipients, a visit from a Meals on Wheels volunteer or staff member is the only contact they have with another person all day. These daily visits provide peace of mind for families and caregivers who can't be there themselves for a loved one.

3. Resources and Safety Checks - Our volunteers are trained to notice when something is amiss or out of sorts. Our on-site Social Worker and Client Support Services can help direct recipients to the right help and resources.

4. Independence and Dignity - Consistent meals, visits, and safety checks significantly decrease hospitalizations and readmissions, saving millions in taxpayer spending by keeping older adults in their homes and out of hospitals and nursing homes.

We're all in this together - and one day, we will all face the effects of aging. While these effects may be inevitable, they don't have to take a toll on one's quality of life and independence - especially if we all get involved and join together. Together we can make a huge difference - for our homebound neighbors and loved ones, and our greater community as a whole!


Erika B. has a developmental disability and is one of our younger program recipients. She absolutely loves Meals on Wheels. Erika constantly calls her mom, Loretta, to tell her what she's having for dinner. She knows what time the delivery arrives and always looks forward to seeing the drivers. Since she started our program in October 2015, she has lost a significant amount of weight. Her mom feels this is due to the balanced nutrition she receives in our meals. The joy and nutrition our program has provided for her have clearly had a positive impact on Erika.
- Erika & Loretta

I'm almost 90 years old and I've lived a rich, full life. I'm cooped up at home now due to an illness and, since I can't get out much, I look forward to those who can come to me. I'm especially grateful for the wonderful volunteers from Meals on Wheels. All of the drivers are exceptionally nice people. I just can't say enough good things about them. They always have a smile on their faces and show concern for my welfare. I am so thankful for the kindness and courtesy they show me every day.
- Ann I.


Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud seeks to nourish and enrich the lives of homebound individuals by providing nutritious meals and daily contact by a caring volunteer.

Background Statement

Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud, Inc. (MOW-LB) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit human service agency providing nutritious meals delivered by volunteers to homebound seniors and people with disabilities living in Loveland, Berthoud and surrounding communities.

The Meals on Wheels model was established in England after WWII, and by 1957 it had spread to the U.S. In 1968, MOW-LB became the first home delivery meal service program west of the Mississippi River. Our organization's launch was a collaborative, community effort led by local Red Cross volunteer, Dorothy Morin, and philanthropist Helen Erion. MOW-LB's first day of operation resulted in 12 meals prepared and delivered out of the local Elks Club kitchen. In 2017, we'll prepare and deliver nearly 80,000 meals out of our own commercial kitchen in downtown Loveland.

Organization Data


Organization name

Meals on Wheels of Loveland & Berthoud

other names


Year Established



Food, Agriculture & Nutrition


437 N. Garfield Avenue
Loveland, CO 80537

Service areas

Larimer County, CO, US



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