neighbors helping neighbors
one meal at a time


We are starting collection of items for client Holiday Gifts! Please use our list and drop off donations at our office any time between 9am and 1pm Monday through Friday until December 13.

Thank you!

Gift Collection Flyer 2019.jpg

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, and search for “RoundUp App” in the App Store or Google Play Store to download.

Search for Meals on Wheels of Charlottesville/Albemarle!



Who We Are

February 13.jpg

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.

Client Service

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.


Our Service

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.

Special Events

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. 

For further information about our events, visit our Events page or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news.