It is the mission of WAMOW to nourish, enrich, and strengthen the lives of individuals in our community who face challenges preparing meals.
WAMOW was established in the early 1970's as a neighbor to neighbor project. In spite of national attention and awareness, most Meals on Wheels programs were originally founded by residents in their local areas. Our program continues to operate autonomously and caters specifically to the needs of the Wolfeboro, Tuftonboro, and Brookfield residents.
WAMOW was founded by physicians and other professionals at Huggins Hospital because they saw a need in the community. Due to continued and successful collaboration with Huggins, WAMOW is able to provide quality services without federal or state funding.
The food is prepared in the Huggins Hospital kitchen under the direction of the hospital's Food and Nutrition Service Department. The freshly prepared meals leave Huggins Hospital around 10:30am, Monday through Friday, and typically reach their destination by lunchtime.
WAMOW offers participants the opportunity to choose from two entrees and up to four side dishes, five days a week, with a menu that rotates every four weeks and changes twice a year.
The total cost to WAMOW for each meal is approximately $10.00, but our participants are asked to contribute a maximum of $4.00 toward each meal. Residents living on lower income may qualify to receive meals at a reduced or no cost.