Meals & Services

We deliver peace of mind.

We have no age, income or health requirements to sign up for our home-delivered meals program.

Whether you or a family member can no longer cook for yourself or if you are simply recovering from surgery or illness, Meals on Wheels New Mexico can help.

We understand the concerns and worries that clients and family members may have when it comes to nutritional needs and overall well-being. That's why our dedicated team goes above and beyond to offer peace of mind, knowing that Meals on Wheels New Mexico delivers the highest quality meals and compassionate support. If you're seeking a reliable and caring meal delivery service, we invite you to reach out today to inquire about Meals on Wheels New Mexico.

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Meals on Wheels New Mexico is the only home delivered meals program in New Mexico that serves eight medically tailored diets to anyone, of any age, for any reason. Our meals are dietician reviewed to ensure they meet our clients’ clinical needs (see details on the Diet and Accommodations tab).

We have no age, income, or health requirements for program qualification.

We offer hot or frozen lunches as well as breakfast and dinner options.

Our Hot lunch Includes:

  • One entrée
  • One or two sides (depending on diet type)
  • Salad or fruit
  • Dessert
  • Milk (optional)

Frozen lunch includes:

  • One entrée
  • One or two sides (depending on diet type)

Breakfast and lunch options are available as an add-on service for hot meal clients. Breakfast includes a chilled main dish such as an omelet, pancakes with butter and syrup, assorted cereals with milk, yogurt and granola, etc. Dinner includes a sandwich (such as Chicken Waldorf, Ham and Cheese, Tuna Niçoise, or Sliced Turkey) and a side.

Daily visits from a volunteer can provide vital social connection and interaction for our clients. For those we serve, the power of connection can bring joy, companionship, and a renewed sense of belonging, improving overall well-being and quality of life. Together, volunteers and clients can forge meaningful relationships that create a ripple effect of positivity and community support.

We have two options for delivery.

For clients within Albuquerque Metro, Corrales, or Rio Rancho:

We offer face-to-face deliveries within the Albuquerque Metro, Corrales, and Rio Rancho areas. Meals are delivered between 10:30am - 1:00pm, Monday – Friday by a friendly volunteer. You can choose as many or as few delivery days as you’d like. The volunteer drops off the meal, provides a friendly face, and a quick wellness check. This provides peace of mind for families and emotional support for the client.

For clients outside Albuquerque Metro, Corrales, or Rio Rancho:

We offer weekly frozen meal delivery directly to your door through overnight shipping. Shipping costs may apply. 

We work with any budget and have no age, income, or health requirements for program qualification. We work on a sliding scale based on gross monthly income and meal type (hot or frozen).

Lunch meals: Variable based on gross monthly income. Current pricing ranges from FREE to $13.30 per meal.

Breakfast and/or dinner: $3.70/meal. Clients requesting breakfast and/or dinner must also receive hot lunches to qualify.

Service begins with a non-refundable administration fee of no more than $25 (variable depending on income). After initial payment, clients are placed on autopay and invoiced at the end of each month for meals they have received.

Thanks to the generosity of the community, we are able to provide varying subsidies for many clients through our Meal Delivery program. Approximately 85% of our clients receive free or reduced cost meals. This program is community supported and allows us to provide free or subsidized meals to those who may need financial assistance. If you are interested in making a donation to Meals on Wheels New Mexico to help support our Meal Delivery program, please click here.

Meals on Wheels New Mexico works with a registered dietician to plan and provide eight different specialized meal plans.

Click here to see a sample menu.

Our diet types:

  • Regular: No dietary restrictions
  • Heart Healthy: Lower in fat, cholesterol, and sodium and higher in fiber to aid in cardiovascular disease prevention
  • Diabetic: Helps maintain good blood sugar levels by providing the proper amount of carbohydrates to balance starches
  • Renal/Dialysis: Provides necessary protein while being low in potassium, phosphorus, and salt
  • Vegetarian: Contains no meat, poultry, or fish. May include cheese or milk. Not appropriate for Vegans
  • Textured diets (all textured diets are considered heart healthy):
    • Pre-Cut: Meal chopped to ½” pieces or smaller for easier chewing
    • Mechanical soft: Meal includes food ground or mashed for easier chewing
    • Pureed: Fully processed food for individuals with difficulty chewing or swallowing

Both our hot and frozen meal options are available in any of the diet types listed above. Breakfast and dinner meals are considered appropriate for those who select a regular, heart healthy, or diabetic meal.


Accommodations:

In addition to our eight different diet types listed above, we offer a variety of additional accommodations we can make on your behalf, including the elimination of:

  • Eggs
  • Nuts (Meals on Wheels is not a nut-free kitchen. Although we will not send nuts if requested, we cannot guarantee the absence of cross-contamination.)
  • Fish
  • Citrus
  • Coconut
  • Chile: Red or Green (does not include items like Texas Style Chili, or other bean-based chilis)
  • Dark Greens: Includes items like spinach, brussels sprouts, and kale. Does not include items like green beans or broccoli. (Appropriate for clients on Coumadin or blood thinners)
  • Pork: Clients who request no pork will receive a vegetarian meal on days when pork is served
  • If you require a diet that has no potatoes, tomatoes, or beans, please request a renal diet.

DISCLAIMER: Meals on Wheels New Mexico makes every attempt to identify and exclude ingredients that may cause allergic reactions for those with food allergies, however, there is always a risk of cross-contamination. There is also a possibility that manufacturers of the commercial foods we use could change their formulation at any time, without notice. Although we will take every precaution to avoid sending the items you have specified, no guarantee can be made and customers concerned with food allergies need to be aware of this risk.

Exclusion of certain foods from your menu may result in receiving multiples of the same side dish or vegetable per day/week and/or may result in receiving an “alternate” main dish (chicken or beef patty) instead of the planned main entrée for the day.

Below is the meal service program application form. You must be signed up for Meal Service in order to participate in any of our additional programs. 

Sign Up for Meal Service:

Below is the meal service program application form. You must be signed up for Meal Service in order to participate in any of our programs. The application will take approximately 5-7 minutes to complete.

NOTE:
*After submission, a client services representative will call you to discuss the program and finalize your application. Please know there may be a registration fee associated with your application. Calls are made in the order in which applications are received.

Application for Services

Meal Service
Are you completing this application on behalf of someone else? If NO (you are the client), please skip to "Client Information" section below.
If you are not the client, please provide your name
If you are not the client, please provide your name
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Who should we contact to ask questions about this application?
CLIENT INFORMATION
Client Name (Required)
Client Name (Required)
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Address
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Is this a home or cell phone?
Client Gender Identity (Required; Check all that apply)
Will the client need an interpreter?
Client Race and Ethnicity
Client Veteran Status (Required)
Does the client have any pets?
We have partnered with Long Leash on Life and other generous donors to offer clients complimentary pet food, veterinary visits, dog walking, and more. Would the client like to sign up to receive complimentary pet food and other pet wellness opportunities?
EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
Emergency Contact Name (Required)
Emergency Contact Name (Required)
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Does the client live with the Emergency Contact? (Required)
Does the client identify as having a disability?
BILLING INFORMATION
Bill to Name (Required)
Bill to Name (Required)
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Bill to Address
Bill to Address
City
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Type of Diet Needed
Food Allergies (Although we try to accommodate all requests, we do not make guarantees)
Please select the amount of HOT LUNCH meals you would like delivered on:
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Would you like to receive milk with your hot lunch meals? (Your choice will not effect the cost of your meals)
Please select the number of FROZEN LUNCH meals you would like to receive each week
Frozen meals are delivered in bulk, one day per week. What day you would like to receive your FROZEN LUNCH meals?
In addition to the lunch meal we offer, we also offer a smaller, chilled or shelf stable breakfast and dinner (sandwich plus a side) Breakfast/Dinners are $3.70 each and are available with your hot lunch. Would you like to add breakfast and/or dinner to your hot lunch meals? If yes, please check below.
We have partnered with the ABQ Journal to offer all our clients a FREE copy of the Journal with their meal delivery. Would the client like to receive the ABQ Journal newspaper with their meal?
We have partnered with Roadrunner Food Bank and Silver Horizons to offer clients monthly bags of shelf stable foods. Weekend Pantry Bags may not be appropriate for all diet types. Would the client like to receive a monthly pantry bag?
Would you like to sign up to receive an emergency meal in case of winter weather closure? (Emergency meals will be delivered in Nov/Dec each year. There is no additional charge for this emergency meal)
Delivery Acknowledgement (Required): Do you understand that the client or another person MUST be home to receive delivery between the hours of 10:00am - 2:00pm. Meals on Wheels will not leave a meal unattended at your door. Failure to be home without prior notification may result in removal from the program.
Wellness Check Acknowledgement (Required): Do you understand that Meals on Wheels may call a Wellness Check with APD on your behalf if if we are unable to reach you or your emergency contact for a missed delivery?
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Client Wellbeing Questions. Please answer these questions to the best of your knowledge. Answers to these questions assist us on grant applications and other reports. All data is combined with other respondents and no personally identifiable information is used when reporting.
Other than a regular check-up or follow-up, how many times in the past three (3) months did you have to go to the doctor? (Example: visiting a doctor for an emergency or new illness)
In the past three (3) months, how often did you have to choose between paying a bill (rent, utilities, car, buying medicine, etc.) or buying food?
In the past three (3) months, have you fallen in your home?
In the past three (3) months, how often have you felt depressed or very sad?