ABOUT NATRONA COUNTY MEALS ON WHEELS
ABOUT US

Natrona County Meals On Wheels is a member of Meals on Wheels America, a national non-profit whose goal is to end hunger among senior citizens across the country. Natrona County Meals On Wheels shares that same goal. Each Monday through Friday, meals are delivered to seniors in our community who are homebound or unable to prepare food for themselves. However, our volunteers deliver more than hot, nutritious meals to our clients; they also provide well-being checks and friendly social interaction.

Volunteers deliver hot, nutritious meals Monday through Friday between 10:30am and 1:00pm, as well as frozen evening and weekend meals if needed. These frozen meals can be conveniently reheated in a microwave or conventional oven.

Every meal is required to meet one third of the dietary guidelines set by the USDA. Natrona County Meals on Wheels also prepares meals for people requiring special diets including diabetes, renal, diverticulitis, GERD, celiac, drug interaction, ground, puree, cut-up, low sodium, high calorie, vegetarian and a few others.

Our building was constructed by the City of Casper and became operational in 1986. It is comprised of a large commercial kitchen, social gathering area and administrative offices. The kitchen has a dry food storage room, three walk-in coolers, a walk-in freezer, a dish room, several preparation areas, large ovens, and a serving area which are all necessary to prepare balanced, hot meals for our clients. We always welcome and encourage tours of our facility, so don't hesitate to ask!

MISSION STATEMENT

To assist the elderly and/or homebound people of Natrona County maintain their independence and integrity, as well as their physical and mental health in the dignity of their own homes and environments, Natrona County Meals on Wheels prepares and delivers nutritionally tailored meals via caring community volunteers.

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Natrona County Meals on Wheels was founded in 1971
  • When our doors opened, we were preparing approximately 20 meals per day
  • By 2011, our average daily meal distribution was around 500
  • We have 16 staff members
  • All of our meals meet one third of the dietary guidelines set by the USDA
  • Each meal costs MOW approximately $10 to prepare
  • 68% of MOW's funding comes from Federal and State Government grants
  • Younger generations are getting smaller in number while the aging population steadily increases. This means there will be fewer family members to care for their aging loved ones in the coming years, making programs like Natrona County Meals on Wheels so important to our community.
2016 MEALS ON WHEELS BOARD

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Paul Rhodes
President

Jim Brownlee
Vice President

Vickie Ujvary
Treasurer

Al Leske
Secretary

Joe Moss
Member

Wendy Elmer
Member

Bob Thunselle
Member

Ed Chase
Member

Jennifer Deurloo
Member

Peggy Porter
Member

Kelli Carmichael
Member

Don Smith
Member

CJ Lovato
Member

Amber Fazio
Member