About Us

Mission

Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud seeks to nourish and enrich the lives of home-bound individuals by providing nutritious meals and daily contact by a caring volunteer.

History

The first Meals on Wheels program was established in England during WWII and by 1957 had spread to the U.S. In January 1968, Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud became the first home-delivery meal service program established west of the Mississippi River. Our organization’s conception was a collaborative, community effort led by local Red Cross volunteer, Dorothy Morin, and philanthropist, Helen Erion and other individuals concerned with the need for good nutrition and socialization for the homebound.

On that January day we prepared and delivered 12 meals out of the local Elks Club kitchen. Today, we operate out of our own site with a commercial grade kitchen, and prepare over 63,000 meals annually for home-bound clients and 25,665 meals to homeless and low-income community members. 2013 marks our 45th year of serving communities in Southern Larimer County.

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