neighbors helping neighbors
one meal at a time
HAPPENING NOW AT CVILLEMEALS
Believe it or not, we are starting to collect non perishable food items to distribute to our neighbors in late November! Please use our list and drop off donations any time between 9-1pm Monday through Friday.
Download a printable flyer HERE ====> : PRINTABLE BLIZZARD BAG FLYER
New! Support Our Work Just By Donating Your Change
We have partnered with a new mobile app and website that allows you to automatically donate the change from your card purchases to support our work. It’s small change for you, but a game changer for us! You can check it out at roundupapp.com, and search for “RoundUp App” in the App Store or Google Play Store to download.
Search for Meals on Wheels of Charlottesville/Albemarle!
YOU CAN ALSO CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO DO IT FROM YOUR DESKTOP!
Who We Are
We are a community-based nonprofit organization that delivers hot meals to people throughout Charlottesville and Albemarle County who are vulnerable to hunger and isolation because of decreased mobility. Our mission is to improve the health and support the independence and dignity of our homebound neighbors.
To find out more, visit our About page.
The heart of our service is a daily delivery of a hot, nutritious meal to those in our community who are unable to venture out for food or to cook meals for themselves.
But we deliver so much more than a meal--we also offer our homebound neighbors a chance for friendly social interaction, a reminder to eat or even to get out of bed, a safety check to make sure nothing is wrong, and perhaps most important of all, a message that their community cares.
For many of our clients, the service we provide makes the difference between being forced to move to a nursing facility and being able to live independently in their homes, where they want to be.
To find out more, visit our Clients page.
How You Can Help
Take action by joining our network of dedicated volunteers who keep our wheels turning. Whether you are interested in volunteering weekly or whenever your schedule permits, as little as an hour of your time can be a priceless gift to those who rely on Meals on Wheels to deliver.
We have opportunities for weekly drivers, on-call substitute drivers, and packers (who label, organize, and pack meals for pick-up by drivers). Our volunteers include individuals, families, and organizations looking to give back to their community. We are happy to coordinate with you so that volunteering can work with your schedule.
For further information about volunteering, visit our Volunteers page.
As an independent local organization, we rely on contributions from our community to keep our wheels turning. Most of our clients are on low or fixed incomes and are not able to pay for our services--which is where your donations come in. Each donation we receive goes directly towards our mission to serve our clients with a daily nutritious meal, a friendly visit, and a check on their safety and wellness. To find out more, visit our Support page.
Throughout the year, we host and participate in a number of events that help to support our mission through fundraising, volunteer appreciation, and growing local awareness.
These events offer the wider community a chance to participate in the important work we do while having fun and connecting with others who care about the Meals on Wheels mission.