Meals On Wheels New Mexico Receives Grant From Meals On Wheels America To Address Unmet Need In New Mexico

Funding will help bridge gaps and expand nutrition offerings for older adults

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO – Meals on Wheels New Mexico today announced that it has received $25,000 from Meals on Wheels America, the national leadership organization supporting community-based programs across the U.S. dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger, to help bridge gaps in the availability of essential nutrition services in New Mexico.

Meals on Wheels New Mexico was awarded a Meals on Wheels America Meeting Unmet Need Grant to deliver and expand nutrition options in the community, with the goal of addressing the nutritional needs of underserved or unserved seniors and expanding access to medically tailored meals. In total, $1.2 million in grants were awarded to 56 local Meals on Wheels programs as part of the Meals on Wheels America Meeting Unmet Need grant program.

“This grant provides essential momentum to our Million Meals Campaign and advances our work to serve New Mexicans most in need of nutritious meals and friendship,” explained Shauna Frost, CEO of Meals on Wheels New Mexico. “Particularly now, as a potential governmental shutdown looms, we are grateful to Meals on Wheels America for their continued support and their leadership in serving this nation’s seniors.”

Using this funding, Meals on Wheels New Mexico will continue to add clients in need of medically tailored meals to our face-to-face delivery routes locally, increase medically tailored meal shipments to rural areas, and bolster our medically tailored meal partnership program with Las Cruces Senior Nutrition Program.

“Given the growth in the older adult population, coupled with the impacts of the pandemic, inflation and other factors, it is vital that we invest in Meals on Wheels programs’ ability to expand services and reach all those in need,” said Ellie Hollander, Meals on Wheels America President and CEO. “We believe that no one knows better what these communities need than the boots on the ground staff and volunteers delivering Meals on Wheels service to their older adult neighbors every day, and we’re proud to support their efforts with these grants.”