The mission of Meals on Wheels of Cheyenne, Inc. is to deliver nutritious home-served meals to enable elderly, frail, and disabled members of the Cheyenne community to remain in their homes in a dignified manner. Annually, over 85,000 meals are delivered to the homebound by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers.
Meals on Wheels of Cheyenne began in 1970; delivering meals prepared by a local restaurant. Later in the year, the program moved to St. Paul's Lutheran church, hiring staff and working to increase the number of clients served each day. In 1992, the program moved to its current location at 2015 S Greeley Hwy, and in 2020 a kitchen remodel was completed allowing for the future growth of the program.
Since its inception, Meals on Wheels of Cheyenne has been funded by local support, as well as donations from various groups, churches and businesses throughout the community. The program has grown from 20 meals per day in 1970 to more than 250 meals per day currently.
Meals on Wheels of Cheyenne strives to coordinate services with other local agencies to ensure each client receives needed services that are not duplicated by other community agencies. We partner with other programs in the community including: NEEDS, Inc, Wyoming Senior Services, City-County Health, Home Health Care Providers, LIEAP, Hospitals, Medical Community, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Programs, Protection and Advocacy, Adult Day Care, Mental Health Programs, Senior Companions, Cent$ible Nutrition and many others.
Meals on Wheels of Cheyenne receives funding through the Wyoming Department of Health, Aging Division, Community Living Section, Older Americans Act the Title III-C2 Home Delivered Meals Program and the Wyoming Senior Services Board (WSSB).
Diversity and Inclusion
POSITION ON INCLUSIVENESS
Meals on Wheels of Cheyenne embraces inclusiveness, diversity and equal opportunity as core values. Inclusion requires actively acknowledging, respecting and responding to the diversity of our clients. These beliefs are reflected in our mission, goals and strategic direction, as well as at all levels of organizational decision making.
STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
Meals on Wheels of Cheyenne pledges that no qualified persons are denied services, employment or the opportunity to volunteer in regards to race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, familial status (marriage or parental), political affiliation status, or ability to pay.
This commitment will be reflected in all aspects of Meals on Wheels of Cheyenne work – including service delivery, staffing or volunteer participation.
Due to our unique mission and long-term strategies for achieving that mission, we do have a qualifying criterion which allows us to provide support to older adults with greatest economic need and older adults with greatest social need, including low-income, low-income minority individuals and older adults residing in rural areas.