Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Am I eligible for Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque?

A: We have no age, health or income requirements, but we do ask that you receive at least two meals per week to maintain service. You must reside in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho or Corrales.

 Q: How do I apply for Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque?

A: You, a family member or a professional caregiver may apply online (click here to apply online); by telephone by calling 505-823-8060, Monday – Friday between 9:00am – 2:00pm; or email The application process takes approximately 15 minutes and requests information such as name, address, phone number, health status, etc. All application information is kept confidential.

 Q: How soon can meal service begin?

A: Home delivery can usually start in one – two business days. Call between 9:00am – 2:00pm, Monday – Friday for set up. Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque delivers Monday – Friday, except on major holidays.

 Q: Can you accommodate medical conditions that require a special diet?

A: We have eight diet types: Regular, Heart Healthy, Diabetic, Renal/Dialysis, Vegetarian, Pre-Cut, Mechanical Soft, and Pureed. We can also accommodate a limited number of allergy or food preferences. Click here to visit our view the list of accommodations we can make.

 Q: What is the cost?

A: We work on a sliding scale fee with meals ranging from $5.95 – $9.95 based on meal type (hot or frozen) and gross monthly income. We also offer chilled breakfast and dinner for a $3.50 per meal flat rate. Service begins with a non-refundable administration fee of $25, payable by check or credit card. After initial payment, clients are placed on autopay and invoiced at the end of each month. The program requires a minimum order of two meals per week. Financial assistance may be available if meal costs presents a hardship.  Additional reduced pricing is dependent on grant availability. Call the Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque office at 505-823-8060 or email us  at to inquire about grant availability.

Q: What if my nutritional requirements change?

A: We are happy to accommodate changes in diet that you need. Please call 505-823-8060 to make any changes call before noon, Monday – Friday for next day service. Calls made after noon will have a 24-hour delay.

 Q: Do I have to live alone to receive home delivered meal service?

A: No. You can live with family members or others.

 Q: Can the driver leave my meals if I have to go out?

A: No. Due to environmental health concerns, we cannot leave meals unattended. You can prearrange to have the meal delivered to a neighbor if you are going to be away by calling 505-823-8060 before noon, Monday – Friday for next day service. Calls made after noon will have a 24-hour delay.

 Q: Can I suspend service for a couple of days without being cancelled from the program?

A: Yes. You can suspend/resume meal service for up to 30 days by calling 505-823-8060 before noon Monday – Friday for next day service. Calls made after noon will have a 24-hour delay.

 Q: How short or long of a time can I use Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque?

A: We are here when you need us for as long as you need us.