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Mission and Vision

Our Mission: Delivering healthy meals and friendshipneighbor to neighbor

Our Vision: A New Mexico where every neighbor in every community is nourished

Who We Are

Founded by a group of women from Albuquerque’s Presbyterian churches in 1972, Meals on Wheels New Mexico was created to provide nutrition, compassion, and friendship to homebound neighbors. What started with 40 volunteers and 20 clients, has grown to 300 volunteers delivering to 2,000 clients each year! Meals on Wheels New Mexico has a heart for keeping neighbors happy, healthy, and in the comfort of their own homes. As a trusted organization deeply rooted in our community, we understand the value of independence and the importance of maintaining a sense of belonging. Through our dedicated team of compassionate volunteers, we not only provide nutritious meals but also extend a warm hand of support and companionship to those we serve. With a focus on promoting well-being and enhancing quality of life, Meals on Wheels New Mexico is committed to ensuring that neighbors can thrive in the place they call home.

What We Do

Meals on Wheels New Mexico is the only home delivered meal program in our area preparing special diets for anyone, of any age, for any reason. Our team prepares these special diets to meet the nutritional needs of our clients with medical issues such as diabetes, renal failure, heart issues, chewing and swallowing problems and more. We have no service restrictions based on age or disability and can provide meals for as long as a client needs us.

Thanks to the generosity of the community, we are able to provide varying subsidies for many of the clients we serve. On average, 85% of our clients receive free or reduced cost meals. We remain committed to maintaining this financial support, so our meals remain not simply available, but accessible to the people who need them.


Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is composed of dedicated individuals who work to grow Meals on Wheels New Mexico’s impact on the community. 

Board meetings are held from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, scheduled bi-monthly, and open to the public. If you would like to attend or are interested in joining our board, please contact Shauna Frost at sfrost@mow-nm.org.

Executive Committee

In alphabetical order by last name

Van Billops, CPA, NM Gaming Control; Board Secretary

Tyler Brooks, CPA, Moss Adams LLP; Board Treasurer

Lisa Droelle, Presbyterian Health Plan; Board Vice President

David Nater, Nater Group LLC; Board President


Linda Atencio, United Health Care

Will Belleto, Wafd Insurance

Jean Block, Jean Block Consulting, Inc.

Bryan Costilla, Renaud Investments

Janis Fensterer, Realty 1 of New Mexico

Jeff Gittleman, Retired

Carmen Good, HOPE Solutions

Kathy Komoll, NM Hospitality Association

John Landis, Retired

Idalia Lechuga-Tena, ILT International

Jeffrey Mermilliod, Wisdom LLC

Susan Slates, Simpatico Construction

Bill Tallman, State Senator

Kate Weaver Patterson, KMP Consulting & Meditation, LLC

Carol Wight, New Mexico Restaurant Association


In alphabetical order by last name

Shauna M. Frost – Chief Executive Officer

Tanja Jenkins – Chief Operations Officer

Dennis Plummer – Chief Strategy Officer

Renee Ruybal – Chief Advancement Officer

Interested in serving? Download our Board brochure, or email us at board@mow-nm.org for more information. You may also apply by clicking here.

News and Updates

Newspapers for Clients…

October 3, 2023

Did you know that your support provides free newspapers for Meals on Wheels clients? Follow this link to our donation page. Volunteers deliver the news. Did you know that your support provides free newspapers for Meals on Wheels clients? For your neighbor Glenn*, these papers help him feel connected. Glenn has limited mobility and often…

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The Forage Cafe Opens…

September 26, 2023

Supporting your community has never been so delicious! “I love providing healthy grab-n-go options for my community. It is a great way to achieve our mission and reach even more people.” – Gaabe Zamora, Forage Program Director Imagine if you could help your hungry neighbors receive nourishing meals simply by purchasing lunch. That’s the inspiration…

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Veterans Stay Connected…

September 23, 2023

Your support is paving the way to success! No matter how long a journey, they all begin with a single step. Or in this case, with a single meal, delivered by a caring Meals on Wheels New Mexico volunteer. Kind people like Ed, a staff driver, and Vietnam Veteran. Ed often wears a veteran hat…

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