Meals on Wheels Mission

Meals on Wheels - Help for our Homebound

The mission of Meals on Wheels of Asheville-Buncombe County is to provide hot, nutritious meals to the elderly homebound, thus allowing them to live in their own homes, among familiar surroundings and maintain their dignity while aging.


paul howey photoIt is with great sadness that we announce that Dianne Trammel, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels of Asheville and Buncombe County (MOW-ABC) passed away on June 03, 2020. The entire Meals on Wheels of Asheville & Buncombe County family mourns this loss. On behalf of our Board of Directors, management team, and employees, we extend our deepest sympathies to the Trammel family. Under Dianne's leadership, Meals on Wheels has been acknowledged as a leading nonprofit organization serving the aging adult population in WNC.

"Dianne has made a lasting mark on who MOW-ABC is today. We will keep her legacy of great service, personal relationships, and outstanding stewardship alive and well. A trademark of her leadership was building strong community partnerships that will remain intact. The Meals on Wheels mission to serve nutritious meals to the homebound elderly in our service region will continue," said Tige Hopper, Chair of MOW-ABC Board of Directors.

RIP Dianne 2 (1).jpgDianne served MOW-ABC for thirty years, holding positions that included Volunteer Coordinator, Finance Director, and lastly, Executive Director. Dianne was an integral part of the organization’s growth over the years, from operating in the basement of First Presbyterian Church to the organization's first and existing building, a debt-free asset that houses a commercial kitchen, allowing staff to prepare meals in-house.

The Board of Directors is confident in the management team, staff, and volunteers to continue the daily mission of delivering meals to the community. Additionally, the Board of Directors expects to make further announcements regarding the plan for succession in the coming weeks.

If you would like to donate in memory of Dianne Trammel to Meals on Wheels, you can do so by clicking on the link below:


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or call us at 828-253-5286.

COVID -19 and Its Effect on Seniors:

Accessing food is one of the most difficult challenges for homebound seniors, made even more complicated with COVID-19.  That is why a program like Meals on Wheels is such an ESSENTIAL service to seniors.  Although our meal deliveries and interactions may look a little different these days, we are as committed as ever to bringing our homebound seniors a warm meal!  During this pandemic we have seen an increase in need and are providing nearly 2000 meals a week!  We’ve also given each senior in our care a week’s supply of shelf stable meals that are easily prepared just in case of an emergency.  Ensuring seniors have access to adequate nutrition is more important than ever.  Your gift can help us do just that…provide nourishment while keeping our seniors safe at home. 

Donate by clicking on the Donate with JustGiving to the left or call us at 828-253-5286 if you would like to make a credit card donation over the phone. 



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Meal Delivery Service for Seniors in Buncombe County

MOW-ABC operates Monday thru Friday with a 11-member staff and a network of over 300 volunteers. Meal delivery is available to Buncombe County seniors age 60 and older who are homebound, without regard to race, religion, national origin, sex, handicap or ability to pay.

Approximately 85% of our operating support comes through private donations from individuals, businesses and foundations, as well as annual fundraising events such as the Plate Expectations Charity Auction, Lunch Bunch and Fall Feast.  MOW-ABC receives 15% of its funding through federal agencies.  Our local community does the rest! 

Buncombe County, we are your Meals on Wheels!!!

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday:  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM and Friday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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