General Description: Follows instructions of Kitchen Manager in the preparation of cold sacks for our clients and/or plate hot food into containers for our clients. Volunteers will be trained in proper safety measures. Primary Responsibilities: Ability to follow detailed procedures, to stand for periods of time, to lift up to 35 pounds, to transfer food portions into serving containers, and to accomplish assigned quantity of sacks within allotted time. Requires hand-to-eye coordination between menu and food items. Monday - Friday 7:00am - 9:00am (cold production shift) OR 9:00am-10:00am (hot production shift).
location: 5901 Harper Dr. NE, mailing: P.O. Box 92614, Albuquerque, NM 87199, US
The mission of MOW is to nourish the bodies and spirits of homebound elderly, convalescing, or disabled persons by providing hot, nourishing, home delivered meals and social contact. By doing so, MOW works towards preventing clients from entering nursing homes or long-term care facilities prematurely due to improper diet, malnutrition, or neglect.
MOW is an almost entirely volunteer run organization which prepares regular and special medical diet meals in its own kitchen. Meals are then delivered to clients by volunteers driving 38 routes covering the Albuquerque metropolitan area, Rio Rancho, and Corrales. Whenever possible, clients pay for their meals; other clients receive their meals free through grants and fundraising.
Meals on Wheels History: Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque, founded in 1972, began with 20 clients and 40 volunteers. In 2019, we served over 146,000 meals to more than 1,300 clients.
We have an army of more than 500 volunteers involved in some phase of meal delivery to clients throughout Albuquerque, Corrales, and Rio Rancho. Over 1.8 million meals have been prepared and delivered by our faithful staff and volunteers!