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.


The following is an update for our seniors and volunteers.

Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, we are implementing the following safeguards to protect our senior clients as well as our volunteers.  

We are utilizing a no-contact delivery protocol.  We have asked volunteers to place meals in bags to cut down on the passing of germs.  Volunteers should place meals in a bag, knock on the door or ring the doorbell, and hang the meals on a handle at the door.  In addition, volunteers should call clients that have difficulty in getting to the door right away, to let them know their meal is at the door.  As for seniors that cannot come to the door, we would like to leave meals hanging inside of the door for you, but we can discuss that case by case. 

We have disposable gloves and plastic bags available for volunteers upon request.

While this pandemic is ever-changing, we will continue to assess the situation daily and ensure that we are following all suggested protocols while guaranteeing the homebound in our community remain safe, healthy and fed.

If you should have any questions or concerns, please call us at 828-253-5286.

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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

Click here to view list of Holiday closings.


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