About Longmont Meals on Wheels
Home Delivered Meals
We deliver a hot, healthy meal and a daily wellness check Monday-Friday to older adults and people with disabilities in Longmont and Niwot.
Most clients struggle to prepare a meal for themselves, whether they can't stand long enough to cook, can't leave the house regularly or find the diet their doctor placed them on to be confusing. Our services help older adults and people with disabilities to remain in their own homes for as long as possible.
We prepare and deliver 425 meals a day for our homebound clients!
3/4 of our clients are eating more fruits and vegetable since beginning our services!
More than 9 in 10 clients say that we help them continue to live independently.
More than 8 in 10 clients have seen improvements in daily living.
Lunch Break at the Longmont Senior Center & A Day Place
Older people, age 55+, and their guests can join us for lunch Monday-Friday at the Park View Cafe at the Longmont Senior Center.
Meals are served 11:30-12:00. Guests are welcome to come early or stay later to chat with other diners.
We prepare and serve 75 meals a day for community lunches at the Longmont Senior Center, A Day Place and to support other senior-center programs!
Our guests enjoy our meals, like our variety, find our meals to be a good value and say that a community lunch helps them to remain living independently.
Members of A Day Place also enjoy lunch from us.
Have more questions? See our FAQ section -- or call or email us!
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Everyone in the community is eligible for five free, home-delivered meals after a hospital or a rehabilitation stay.
If someone is released from a hospital or outpatient treatment to their home in Longmont or Niwot, they may receive five free meals. Project Homecoming serves people of any age or income level that have a short-term need for meals due to illness, accident, surgery, dental procedure, etc. If a Project Homecoming client would like to continue to receive meals from us, they may be eligible to sign up as a regular client!
Want to sign up or refer someone else? You can get started here. Please fill out the form and expect a phone call from us to complete your enrollment.
The free lockbox program is available to seniors 65 and older and people with disabilities or major medical issues in Longmont, Niwot and Hygiene. Participants don’t need to be a Longmont Meals on Wheels client.
Firefighters from the Longmont, Mountain View or Hygiene Fire Departments will install the lockbox, containing a key to the house (which participants will provide), to a fixed object on the property.
We train our volunteers to know when something is wrong with our client during their daily wellness check. If a concern is serious, we will call for an emergency wellness check.
Fire, Police and Emergency Medical Services can access the residence in the event of an emergency if the lockbox participant is unable to open their door. Emergency services can reach them when they call anytime, day or night, reducing the likelihood of property damage caused by first responders forcing entry into a home in response to an emergency call.
The access code to the lockbox is stored in the secure 9-1-1 database.
We can also mail you an application form.
*This enrollment form is for people who live in Longmont. If you live in Niwot, unincorporated Longmont or Hygiene, please email Annie for the appropriate enrollment form.
Emergency Pet Assistance
Some hospital stays are planned and others are not. We do not want concern for a pet to be the reason that our clients avoid the help they need.
In an emergency Longmont Meals on Wheels will arrange for the temporary boarding and care of clients’ pets.
Please ask us for a pet emergency information card so that the Longmont Humane Society knows the pet's medical needs and vaccine records!
Meet our staff
Longmont Meals on Wheels has nine dedicated staff members. You can reach them Monday-Friday, 8am - 2pm at 303-772-0540. For media and development, please contact Katie directly.
Karla, a native of Longmont, has been executive director of Longmont Meals on Wheels since 2012 and with the organization since 2001. She has served on the board of directors for Meals on Wheels America and the Longmont Police Professional Standards Review Panel. Plus, she holds numerous certificates in management, volunteer management, nutrition services and food safety. Additionally, her parents and grandparents have all retired here, truly making her an advocate for aging in Longmont.
Kitchen Manager / Cook
Charles cooks and also manages all kitchen activities and volunteers. He oversees the special-diet needs of clients and holds a certificate of ServSafe Manager. He is responsible for keeping the team compliant with all Boulder County Health Department regulations on a regular basis and also regarding the pandemic. After work he's usually hanging out with his three dogs, so if you see him around town, walking them, make sure you say hi!
Meghan has been a Longmont Meals on Wheels staff member since 2017, but before that she was a volunteer driver for five years. She began volunteering because she missed her grandmother in Pennsylvania. She has years of management and customer service experience in the food and grocery industry. She's charmingly sarcastic and almost makes it seem like it was your idea when she calls to see if you can volunteer tomorrow. But don't worry, she completely understands if you can't. She's been there!
Client Services Coordinator
Annie coordinates all needs for current and new clients. She's the energizer bunny and works to make sure that the community knows about Longmont Meals on Wheels services. She manages parties for community lunches and group service projects. She was also a volunteer before she joined the staff, and her mother, who is in her 80s, continues to be a regular volunteer driver.
Development & Communications Director
720-470-9395 (cell phone for urgent media needs)
Katie writes grants and manages major events and communications. If you are a business and want a sponsorship, a media representative and want to do a story or just have a cool photo of Longmont Meals on Wheels, please contact her. If you want to make her laugh for days, tell her a grammar joke.
Andrea was a client advocate before she even joined the staff - her mother-in-law was a client until her passing. Andrea helps run the program, but you'll definitely see her at the lunch break window when you join us for lunch at the senior center.
Christian is the newest member of the team. He has worked in a restaurant since he was 16, but this is his first full-time job, as he graduated from high school recently! He isn't on social media, so you'll have to say hi in person.
Carly grew up with Longmont Meals on Wheels from when she was in elementary school and began her own project, "Carly's Cards," where she sent cards to all of our clients on their birthdays to now, helping our executive director.
Like Annie and Meghan, Jyl was a volunteer driver for years before she joined the staff. Now she helps in the office and is usually the fastest to answer the phone, but don't worry - you'll still see her taking meals to clients too.
Meet our board of directors
Jay Fernandez President of the Board, Attorney
Steve Olander Vice President of the Board, Retired Longmont Police Department Commander
Meghan Altland Secretary of the Board (non voting), Program Manager
Jeff Davis Treasurer of the Board, Loan Officer
Mark Bostock Member of the Board, Retired Bank Manager
Larry Bloom Member of the Board, Retired Aerospace Engineer
Brian Holst Member of the Board, Attorney
Mike Olson Member of the Board, Financial Analyst
Brett Sloan Member of the Board, Retired Development Engineer
Brenda Torrez Member of the Board, Community Leader